Quintero Cuban Cigars - Models, Tasting Notes & Ratings
Released in the second half of 2012, the Quintero Favoritos made it's debut in the Spanish market.
Six months later in January 2013, other international markets, including the United Kingdom and Hong Kong starting receiving shipments of the Quintero Favoritos.
The Favoritos has the largest ring gauge of the brand, and has a unique factory vitola of Concha No.2.
The first announced release of 2014 to make it on general sale, the Petit Quintero first appeared in Canadian La Casa del Habano stores in the second week of July. A week later, around the 15th or 16th, the Petit Quintero appeared on some well known German and Swiss online retailers.
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Surly's first tasting of the Petit Quintero
Friends of Habanos member Surly posted his thoughts on the Quintero Petit Quintero that he recently smoked (22nd July 2014):
Just picked a couple of these up today from the local cigar shop. Pretty cheap - about $7.00 Canadian. I was expecting a smaller version of a Quintero Favoritos, but it was quite different. The Petit Quintero had a light, smooth wrapper with some oily marks. Not dark and rough looking like a Favorito. The first third was spicy/acrid. It evened out into a grassy flavour, but that's about it. No big flavours and none of the grubby 'twang' I like in a Favorito. Good burn and construction though. It's probably too green to give it a fair review. I'll save the other one and see if some age improves it.