November 07, 2010

Weekend review; November 6 and 7, 2010

Saturday was Connie and my anniversary! 28 years! Happy Anniversary Connie; I love you very much!

Beautiful weekend, just a little cool. High in the mid 50's and lows in the 30's!

The reviews this weekend are:
  • Graycliff Espresso robusto
  • EP Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2010
  • A. Turrent Triple Play toro 

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Graycliff Espresso robusto (5 1/4x50)

A dark brown cigar. Starts off with a powerful cinnamon, black coffee, and pepper combination. Light vanilla notes in the spice. This cigar is appropriately named as smoking it reminds you of a strong cup of coffee. Full bodied.

Graycliff cigars are among the most expensive out there. This robusto will set you back around $20. Graycliff cigars are made in a small boutique factory in Nassau, Bahamas. I have visited there several times and will be back there again in December while on our next cruise. If you ever cruise to Nassau be sure to make the trip to Graycliff Hotel and visit the cigar factory. This is probably the fullest bodied of any cigar they make. This cigar goes very well after a big meal. If you like coffee after your meal you'll like this cigar...WITH a cup of black coffee! The finish is long with slightly sweet almonds with some lingering pepper and hints of vanilla. Lots of pepper in this cigar too. Truly an enjoyable cigar that has some pop. You can find these on cigarbid for much better prices. Make sure it's the Graycliff Expresso PG with the black label. Powerful cigar that is very nice.

Score: 90

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

EP Carrillo Edicion Limitada 2010 (6x52)

You can definitely tell this is an EP Carrillo cigar with the usual intense notes of semi-sweet orange citrus, cinnamon, vanilla, and black pepper. But this cigar takes it to another level. You can easily pick out each and every flavor note in this cigar. They are all prominent! The finish is long with sweet vanilla notes and hints of raw almonds and lingering pepper. Triple capped with a square pressed foot.

Medium bodied bordering on full bodied. At the midpoint the sweetness in the spice really comes through. The cinnamon and vanilla notes blend to make a very nice flavor! And the fantastic! The burn is very even and the draw is effortless. I am not sure if these are in shops yet but if they are...get them! This is a truly fantastic cigar. I noticed a few almond notes just past the halfway point. Great flavor. Great finish. Great cigar. Loved it! I thought the other EP Carrillo cigars were good, and they were, but this cigar tops them. The cigar finished up fairly full bodied.

Score: 94

A. Turrent Triple Play toro (6x54)

A dark brown triple maduro cigar. That means it has maduro filler, binder, and wrapper. It starts off with slightly sweet notes of cinnamon, cocoa and vanilla spice with black coffee and pepper. The finish is fairly long with vanilla notes and some pepper. The cigar is medium bodied.

There is a lot of maduro flavor in this cigar. Not overly sweet; more coffee notes in this cigar. Maduro lovers should like this cigar.

Score: 88

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