Monthly Archives: August 2008

Casa Fuente churchill

A friend send me this Casa Fuente Churchill as I was really curious about it, I heard so many great stories about the Casa Fuente line and Mark aka Conch Republican made it possible for me to finally try one
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The cigar looks good, small veins on the wrapper, nice color, pretty band and a sweet aroma of chocolate and wood.
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The first flavor is a sweet aroma, a bit like honey, but it fades soon and is replaced by some wood notes but the sweetness is still available on the background. After about 2 inch there is a light coffee flavor noticeable with some chocolate on the background, but the cedar remains consistent. Halfway I could taste some pepper, but again, with sweetness on the background. The closer I get to the end of the cigar, the sweeter it gets but it is a nice sweetness, not a heavy overpowering one.
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I had absolutely no problems with the burn, the smoke is full and there is lots of it, the ash is firm and close to white.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I will bring extra cash when I go to Las Vegas
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Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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Avo LE07

Avo releases a limited edition each year for a number of years now, and the LE07 is a nice ring 48 toro, 5 5/8 inch long with a nice yet little bumpy wrapper with a nice vein. This limited (only 4000 boxes) cigar as a light aroma and an easy, maybe too easy, predraw.

First I taste leather and then some cedar, with a dry feeling to it. There is a light pepper on the background and a bit liquorices like flavor too. Then the leather and cedar return to the surface again. After smoking half the cigar the pepper grows a bit in strength but it never overpowers the leather and cedar. There is not much progression in flavors, but the flavors are very consistent

The draw is a bit too easy, the burn is great and the smoke is nice, white and full enough.

Would I buy this cigar again? If they were still available, yes.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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San Cristobal fabuloso

A friend from the states send me this cigar to review, as the San Cristobal isn’t available in Europe yet due to the fact that there is another cigar, San Cristobal de la Habana, who claimed the name. I do hope that Ashton will release this cigar in Europe under another name as I quite liked it. It’s Ashton’s biggest release in years and I wonder why they haven’t come up with a name that is new and that they could register worldwide.

 

For this particular line, Don Pepin Garcia teamed up with Ashton and together they made the San Cristobal possible. Made from Nicaraguan tobacco with a nice dark oily wrapper, this 6 inch ring 52 torpedo looks great, the wrapper has some pretty veins running over it. The construction is great, no weak spots and a nice aroma. Only downside on the looks is the bit over the top cigar band.

 

Lots of coffee and wood with a noticeable sweetness, that is my first impression. The sweetness reminds me a bit of the Flor de Oliva maduro but with a more intense cedar wood flavor. Lots of flavors, hits of leather and spices. After about an inch the leather gets a bit stronger and wins the battle with the cedar. Soon after it’s a chocolate aroma on the palate and then the cedar makes a powerful comeback. Close to the turning point it’s cedar with a hint of mint on the tongue and a pepper on the lips. While the pepper fades, the cedar and mint flavors stick around until it’s time to part ways and let the nub die in the ashtray.

 

 

The draw and construction are close to perfect, the amount of smoke is good but I like it a bit thicker and more. The ash is quite light from color and not too firm.

 

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, definitely worth another hour of my time

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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Juan Lopez Epicure #2

Someone kindly gave me this Nicaraguan puro cigar to try a while ago, a box pressed robusto with a 54 ring and about 125 mm long. Nice oily spotted wrapper and a very pretty, stylish band. The predraw was fine and left me with a smooth but yet undefined flavor on my palate.

There isn’t really much to say about the flavors of the cigar except that it was quit sweet with a bit of a liqueur feel to it and a soft smooth leather flavor, but I must say I didn’t pay full attention on the palate smoking this cigar and writing this review, so I might have to smoke another to clear my views on this smoke.

There was more than enough smoke but unfortunately the burn was crooked and I had to light the cigar several times.

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, on occasion.

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 9 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 9 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10

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