August 25, 2008

Weekend review; August 23rd and 24th

Only 2 weeks until we cruise!

This weekend I'm reviewing:

  • La Flor Dominicana Limitado III

  • Oliva G natural torpedo

  • Camacho 1962 perfecto

  • Griffin lonsdale

Saturday, August 23, 2008

La Flor Dominicana Limitado III (6 1/2 x 52)

I picked up this cigar at the Tobacco Merchant on Bower Parkway about a week ago.

The pre-light was good. Initial draw after lighting was very powerful with strong notes of leather, cinnamon, and pepper. Quite a bit of ligero noticed. The pepper is always there, in every puff. It is felt continually on your pallet. The cigar is very consistent. The flavors and tones hardly change at all throughout. This is a very nice, full bodied cigar. You might want to make sure you have something on your stomach before smoking this cigar! Whimps need not apply!
Score: 93

Oliva G torpedo (6.5x52)

Square pressed cigar. Pre-light draw is good. After lighting, the first draws are spicey with some pepper notes. Light Caramel tones from the Cameroon wrapper are noticed. The ash is very tight. The cigar picks up intensity just past 1/2 way point. This is a nice cigar but could use a bit more pop.

Score: 89

Camacho 1962 Perfecto (4 1/2x50)

Cute, little cigar. Leather tones with nice spice. Some pepper notes. Vanilla notes seen at 1/3 point. The spice stays strong. It seems the shorter versions of the 1962 seem to have the best flavor.

Score: 92

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Griffin Lonsdale (6.25x44)

I'm not usually a lonsdale smoker but this cigar was handed out at the April, 2008 SC Sit Down, so I decided I'd give it a try. The pre-light draw was perfect! Nice spice to begin with. Some pepper noted, but not alot. A combination of vanilla and light caramel flavors came through at first. The cigar stayed very consistent. Not a long burning cigar. This lonsdale lasted around an hour. It was a nice mild cigar that moved toward medium. I'm not much of a mild-cigar-guy but this was a pretty good cigar. Something you could easily smoke in the early morning.

Score: 88

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