Cuban & Non-Cuban Cigar Reviews, Tasting Notes & Drink Pairings
Text and Video Reviews of all the most popular Cuban, Dominican Rebuplic, Honduran & Nicuraguan Cigars. Latest releases reviewed first.
Here's my review of the Bolivar Coronas Junior, the smallest Bolivar Cigar in current regular production.
Launched at the Hunters & Frankau Summer Party, the Punch Medalla de Oro is one of the finest looking Cuban Cigars you will likely to see.
Discontinued in 2010, the Partagás Serie du Connaisseur No. 3 is another casualty in Habanos SA's crusade to axe any long and slender Cigars. An interesting combination of flavours, the Serie du Connaisseur No. 3 has notes of Bell Pepper, leather and chocolate.
The 2008 Regional Edition for France is a short, little Cigar that is mild in body but full of flavour. Four years of ageing has turned this Cigar into a mix of sweet and sour cherry.
This short, thirty minute Cigar was as inviting as they come. Dark and tasty, the Rafael González Perlas is a welcome addition to anyone's humidor.
Released in 2009, the Montecristo Open Range was seen a failure among many Cigar smokers. With two years of age, will the Montecristo Open Master fair any better?
The 2011 Regional Edition for Great Britain, the Bolívar Británicas is a fine looking Cigar, named after it's unique shape. Will this be a great Regional Edition, or will it just be another run of the mill Habanos Regional release?
When I have the chance to sample a Cigar with a little bit of age on it, I had to jump at the chance. These Fonseca Cosacos were made in 1998, so they have had plenty of time to age into a great Cigar. But had they?
One of the most anticipated Cuban Cigars of the year, the 2010 United Kingdom La Flor de Cano Short Robusto is worth the wait. A mellow yet full flavoured Cigar.
My second Video Cuban Cigar review puts the Partagas Serie D No. 4 in the spotlight, one of the most popular Robusto's on the market.
Here it is, my first Cuban Cigar Video Review. I'm reviewing here on of my all-time favourite Cigars, the Bolivar Coronas Extras. A solid, full bodied smoke.
The smallest of the Cuaba range, the Divinos is a quick smoke. A marmite Cigar if I ever smoked one.
A Tres Petit Corona, the Montecristo #5 is the perfect Cigar if you're spending the afternoon at a Cafe with an espresso.
One of the lesser known Petit Corona's, this Juan Lopez is full in flavour.
The bigger brother of the Partagas Short, the Partagas Petit Coronas Especiales also packs a might punch. A lovely evening Cigar with a nice strong coffee.
Review of the Robusto size of Regius Cigars' . One of the best non-Cubans I have smoked in a long while, with a rich dark chocolate element.
One of the more lesser well known Torpedos under general release, the Diplomaticos #2 is a light to medium bodied smoke with a delightful creaminess. A sunny yet unpredictable Saturday afternoon is the backdrop to this hour and fifteen minute smoke.
One of the scarcer brands from Cuba, the Sancho Panza Non Plus is a small Cigar that should give you around an hour smoking time. I sat outside a warm but windy Sunday afternoon to enjoy this little smoke.
The Siglo range have been Cohiba's flagship Cigars for nearly twenty years now. All sharing the trademark honey, grassy flavour profile, they are popular, well respected smokes amongst the Cigar community. The Siglo II is one of the most popular of the range and I had the chance to smoke this Cigar one evening. Here are my thoughts...
Montecristo is one of the most easily recognisable Cuban Brands and what easier way to sample them is through buying a Tubed version of them in your local Tobacconist? With a Old Speckled Hen, I sit down to review this old stalwart.
The Guantanamera Cristales are one of the lighter bodied Cigars on the Cuban market that come in a clear plastic tube; a unique feature that belongs to this brand only. I sat down this evening with this Cigar. Here are my thoughts.
It's not often you get to try a discontinued Cuban Cigar. Luckily enough the Davidoff shop in London had a few Ramon Allones 8-9-8 EMS to try. The Ramon Allones' never usually disappoint, with any luck, this one won't either.
The Partagas P2 has gained a formidable reputation in the last couple of years as a powerhouse, dependable smoke. I sat down one evening and wrestled with the most consistent smoke to come out of Cuba in recent times.
It's an unusual partnership when the Bolívar, known for it's strength, is married with the Lonsdale vitola, that is reputed for it's elegance. But somehow, in this case, the two just worked, giving a great two hour experience.
A true Cuban classic, everyone should at least have one or more Montecristo No. 2's in their humidor. But what about recent production? Does the vitola have plenty to offer for novice and experienced smokers?
One of the more insider brands, San Cristobal always seem to hit the mark with their trademark profile of nuts and mocha. The El Principe upholds this tradition; delivering a flavour bomb.