July 20, 2010

Weekend review; July 17th and 18th, 2010

Same song, different verse...HOT, HOT, HOT!

Ok, let's get straight to the reviews. 2 cigars reviewed this weekend:

  • Xikar HC Series Criollo Toro
  • Cienfuegos Rookie

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Xikar HC Series Criollo Toro (6.5x52)

Average brown in color. Citrus spice with notes of black pepper. Finish is fairly short with notes of almonds and light vanilla. Faint notes of almonds in the spice. Medium bodied. The finish became longer in the final 1/3. Overall the cigar stayed consistent.

Score: 88

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Cienfuegos Rookie (5.5x45)

Cedar wrapped cigar, as shown in above picture.

The picture below is cigar without cedar sleeve.

Sweet almond spice with some pepper. Finish is long with sweet almond notes. Citrus noted after an inch. Medium bodied. Finish is very pleasing. At the midpoint the spice is a mix of almond, vanilla, and citrus. The pepper is about average.

Score: 89

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