June 21, 2010

Weekend review; June 19 and 20, 2010

Had a nice Father's Day on Sunday. Thanks to Connie and the kids for the nice gift. Good day to stay inside as it was around 100 degrees!

Glad to have the exterior of the house painted. I'll post pics later.

This weekend I reviewed 2 cigars. They are:

  • Don Pepin Garcia Fumadores #2
  • Hoya de Tradicion toro

Saturday, June 19th, 2009

Don Pepin Garcia Fumadores #2 (6x50)

New cigar from Don Pepin Garcia made exclusively for Holt's Cigars. This is a sandwich style cigar, meaning it uses short and medium fillers. The Holt's site describes the cigar as Oily clay-colored Ecuadorian wrappers hug a scrumptious blend of Nicaraguan Corojo, Criollo and Habano seed tobaccos. The cigar started off with a tasty spice with citrus, almond and vanilla notes and a nice amount of pepper. The finish is long with vanilla notes. The burn was very even and the draw was very good. These cigars are quite affordable. Holt's has them for $41.95 to $49.95 for bundles of 20. Sweet citrus notes with pepper are very prominent after 1/3. For a sandwich cigar the burn is very even with no splintering of the ash. Some cinnamon notes appeared in the final 1/3. A sandwich cigar will never be highly sought after as a "great cigar" but for taste this was a very good and enjoyable cigar. The fact that it's so affordable is not bad either.

Score: 92

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Hoya de Tradicion toro (6x52)

This cigar is made to honor the history of Hoya de Monterrey. It is a brown cigar with a reddish hue. Light square pressed. The first draws were heavy with raw almonds. This quickly changed after 1/4" to semi-sweet notes of orange citrus and pepper. The finish at this point is long with vanilla notes. The draw was very good. Light almonds noted on the finish at 3/4". The burn was mostly even. After 1 1/2 inches the vanilla finish is sweeter. The cigar stayed very consistent from this point on. A good medium bodied cigar.

Score: 87

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