San Cristobal de la Habana (Habanos)

San Cristobal de la Habana Muralla

The San Cristobal de la Habana Muralla was released in 2004 as a special release to commemorate the fifth birthday of the marca, but in 2006 the vitola got into regular production as a La Casa del Habana exclusive cigar. A friend gave me this wonderful 7.1×54 rodolfo. The second band makes it clear that this is a La Casa del Habana exclusive.
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The cigar has a nice shape with a mild oily, chocolate brown wrapper that has some darker smears and some big veins. The construction feels good, but the cigar has no smell. The predraw is fine.
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I taste coffee with a mild pepper and after half an inch some leather. The flavors are smooth and get some extra depth as the nut flavor shows up. After an inch I even taste some chocolate. After a third I taste toast and leather with a hint of sweet chocolate.
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Halfway I taste leather and nuts with a sweet tone. The flavors stay smooth and balanced, the feeling in my mouth is mild dry. The leather is the main flavor with the sweetness and the nut flavor is the aftertaste. After two thirds I taste cedar with leather and some pepper in the aftertaste.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and three quarters. The draw was great. I got a decent amount of fairly thick smoke. The ash is light gray, frayed and firm. I had to correct the burn in the beginning. This cigar is full flavored yet medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? I liked it, but it is a little bit on the mild side for me.

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

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San Cristobal de la Habana la Fuerza

This is a pretty cigar with a fine smooth wrapper and a good feeling to it, no weak or hard spots at all. The draw is fine and the aroma is a dry barnyard smell.
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The flavor is leather with cedar, mild and smooth. Soon the cedar is replaced by some herbs and the leather is pushed a bit to the background. Halfway the cigar grows a bit in strength, even the leather. This cigar doesn’t have a typical Cuban feel to it.
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The ash is dark whole the smoke is more than enough. I had some burning issues and the draw was just fine.

Would I buy this cigar again? No, the torpedo from San Cristobal de la Habana is better in my humble opinion, even though this is a nice cigar.

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

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San Cristobal de la Havana la Punta

A nice light belicoso, some nice light veins on the wrapper. The predraw is easy and the aroma reminds me of hay.

The flavors are soft and mellow, it starts with wood and nuts but after an inch the nuts are the dominant flavor until, approximately halfway, chocolate kicks in. Later on the nuts are back and they stay until the end.

The burn was ok, expect for a small problem right at the start, the smoke could be thicker and the draw becomes a bit heavy. The ash is quite dark.

Would I buy this cigar again? Yes, I liked it a lot.

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

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