Jaime Garcia

Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial belicoso

The Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial is blended by Jaime Garcia himself. He uses tobacco grown on their own farms in combination with tobacco purchased from the Oliva Tobacco Group and wraps the blend with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper. I bought this cigar in Florida, as it wasn’t available on the Dutch market when I visited the sunshine state.
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This 5½x52 belicoso comes wrapped in cellophane. The cigar has a nice barnyard smell. The wrapper is dark and oily and only has one vein. The predraw is fine and I taste pepper.
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I taste a nice peppery and spicy coffee. After half an inch I taste spicy oak which is mild creamy. The cigar slowly gets spicier and more herbal. The cream disappears after an inch, the structure of the flavors is now dry. When I take a sip of water I taste a chocolate aftertaste. Halfway I taste dry and spicy wood with a very mild citrus like acidity and some smooth herbs in the aftertaste.
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Just past the mid of the cigar I get a dominant herbal flavor with some wood as support. After two thirds I get some pepper with the mentioned herbs and wood. Near the end I taste some wood with a little bit of citrus and a lot of pepper.
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The smoke time of this cigar is seventy minutes. The draw is great, just like the burn. I got a lot of thick smoke. The pepper and salt colored ash is firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? As soon as they arrive in The Netherlands I will

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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Jaime Garcia reserva especial LE 2011

The Jaime Garcia reserva especial limited edition 2011 is a 6½x52 toro with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper from the viso priming. The binder is pelo de oro and the filler contains two different kinds of Cuban seed tobacco. They come in boxes of 16, of which one has an Ecuadorian sungrown wrapper instead of the Connecticut broadleaf. There are only 3700 numbered boxes made. The cigar has a € 15 price tag in The Netherlands.
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The cigar has a beautiful double band and a deep dark oily wrapper. The construction feels good and I smell a mild barnyard. I see a few veins. The predraw is fine and I taste herbs and pepper.
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I taste pepper and herbs, the cigar is spicy and makes my lips tingle. After half an inch I taste herbs, some pepper and a little bit of chocolate that fades away quickly. After a third I taste a lot of wood with some herbs, spices and a tiny bit of chocolate.
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Halfway I taste wood, herbs and something best described as a burned toast flavor. After two thirds I taste herbs with a bite and a fresh aftertaste.
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This cigar lasted me for two hours. The draw is great but the smoke is a bit thin in the beginning, it gets better along the way. The burn is straight. The silver gray ash is firm. This cigar is full flavored and full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? On a special occasion

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

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Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial super gordo

Jaime Garcia blended this cigar himself with a blend of two different Nicaraguan tobaccos, one from their own farm and one from the Oliva Tobacco Company (not to be confused with the Oliva Cigar Company) and he decided to wrap the blend in a Connecticut broadleaf. And he just added a super gordo to the line, a 5¾x66 pre-cut torpedo.
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The Connecticut broadleaf wrapper is dark and oily with just a few veins. I smell straw. The cigar feels well constructed. The predraw is fine.
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I taste pepper with a spicy earthy flavor and a hint of chocolate. The pepper fades away quickly and I taste herbs instead. The cigar remains spicy though. After half an inch the chocolate gets stronger.

 

After an inch and a half I taste herbs with a little bit of chocolate and pepper. After two thirds the flavors change to dried herbs with some wood. The chocolate has disappeared. Near the end I can also taste some nutmeg.
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Don’t light this cigar when you only have a small amount of time, it lasted me for two hours and fifteen minutes. The draw was great and I got a good amount of smoke, but unfortunately the smoke was quite thin. The dark gray and coarse ash is firm. I had some burn issues. This cigar is medium to full flavored and medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Normally I would say ‘no’ due to the thick ring gauge which usually makes blends more bland and are hard to smoke, but in this case I will say ‘yes’ as the cigar stays flavorful and the shape makes it easy to smoke.

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

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Jaime Garcia reserva especial robusto

The Jaime Garcia reserva especial will soon be released on the Dutch market in two vitolas, the gordo and this 5¼x54 robusto. I smoked this cigar before and know that the cigar is made from tobacco from the Garcia farms with a Connecticut broadleaf wrapper from the Oliva Tobacco Group.
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The dark and oily wrapper has a few thick veins. The cigar has a great construction and a firm barnyard smell. The predraw is great and I taste spicy and mild peppery tobacco.
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I taste coffee and soil with pepper and a hint of chocolate. After half an inch I taste more dark chocolate. After an inch I get a lot of herbal flavors with pepper and the aftertaste contains a little sweetness. After a third I taste some citrus with wood, herbs and a splash of dark chocolate. The flavors are mild creamy.
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After two thirds I taste more wood with some herbs and some citrus in the aftertaste. I also taste some spices like cinnamon. The wood is the main flavor, the spices, the tiny bit of citrus and the strong black pepper are supporting flavors.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and forty five minutes. The draw is great, the burn is good. The pepper and salt colored ash is coarse and frayed and medium firm. The smoke is good. This cigar is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Yeah, even though this isn’t a typical My Father cigars flavor profile, I liked it.

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

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