- H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon Figurado
- Montecristo Edmundo (August, 2005)
- Punch Uppercut toro
- Graycliff Chateau Grand Cru Piramide no. 2 [purple label]
- Montecristo No. 2 (January, 2006)
- La Aroma de Cuba churchill
- Montecristo 75th Anniversario Edmundo
- Oliva Serie V Torpedo
Thursday, November 25, 2010
H. Upmann Vintage Cameroon Figurado (5 3/4x52)
Montecristo Edmundo [August, 2005] (5.3x52)
It is the second new 52 ring gauge, parejo size to be introduced by Habanos, SA within a year.
Very nice accordion filler.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Punch Uppercut Toro (6 1/2x54)
Grand Corona version of this cigar and gave it nice marks. This cigar is equally as good but I believe it has more pepper. The cigar does not change much which is good because it's very nice as it is. Medium bodied. This cigar has a good price point also and can be found at any local shop for around $5. This is a nice addition to the Punch lineup. To me this is the best tasting Punch cigar.
Graycliff Chateau Grand Cru Piramide no. 2 [purple label] (6x52)
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Montecristo No. 2 [January, 2006] (6.1x52)
La Aroma de Cuba churchill (7x50)
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Montecristo 75th Anniversario Edmundo (5 1/2x52)
One of the special edition cigars from Montecristo commemorating their 75th anniversary. It started with semi-sweet/bitter grapefruit notes with raw almond spice and decent pepper. The finish was medium in length with light raw almond notes. I noticed that this cigar was triple capped. That surprised me. At the midpoint there were slightly more sweet notes in the spice but not significantly more. Mild to medium bodied, at best. I have the utmost respect for the Montecristo brand and love the Cuban Monte's but this special edition cigar just does not do it for me. The second half of the cigar really improved with much more spice but not enough to make much difference in it's final score.
Oliva Serie V Torpedo (6x56)
The final cigar reviewed this Thanksgiving weekend is one that I really thought I had reviewed before but after checking the blog I found I have never reviewed the Oliva Serie V cigars. This is the torpedo version and is very dense feeling. It starts with notes of citrus, cinnamon, some coffee, light vanilla and almonds, and a ton of black pepper. Notes of oranges in the citrus spice. The finish is rather short with notes of roasted almonds. The burn is very even but the draw was a bit firm. After an inch the spice is an even mix of citrus and cinnamon with the coffee notes mixed in. I notice the finish is getting longer at this point and has some light vanilla notes. This cigar has a lot of ligero which makes it full bodied. At midpoint things have not changed much and it didn't change much the rest of the way. The burn stayed very even.