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Sunday, April 17, 2005

 

Review - Cohiba Siglo I

~FROM 4/17/2005~
Name:
Cohiba Size: Siglo I
Origin: Cuba? Construction: Hand
Purchased: Gift; Davidoff Store Hong Kong?
Price: 119 Hong Kong Dollars ( 15 USD)
Smoked: Home Accompanied by: Water

Cohiba Siglo I Cigar


This small cigar was picked up by a brother of a friend while on business in Hong Kong. Ironically, he wanted the Siglo VI, but his brother probably saw the Siglo VI price and when with the petaca of these.

On first glance I questioned the authenticity of this cigar because of the dullness of the wrapper and because the way it was wrapped was not normal Cohiba style. That being said, the unlit aromea was intense and very pleasant- defiantly Cuban.

The cigar lit well, and from the onset I was impressed with its strength. It burned evenly, although it is dot have the perfect 'crown' that I would have expected. It flavors started with a woody bite that transformed into spiciness with hints of grape leaves. I hate to say this again, but I was again impressed with it deep flavors throughout the smoke.

This little stick of dynamite, although expensive, is a delicious cigar for smoker that is short on time and prefers a stronger smoke.

Overall Score: 88/100
Flavor:
90/100
Construction: 80/100
Presentation:
90/100

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Friday, April 15, 2005

 

Review - Jose L. Piedra

~FROM 3/18/2005~
Name:
Jose L. Piedra Size: Cazadore
Origin: Cuba Construction: Machine Made
Purchased: Casa Del Habano, Pinar del Rio
Price: 1 convertible peso (1.10 USD)
Smoked: Home Accompanied By: Dark Rum with Ice

It was purchased in a bundle of 25, and several of the cigars in the bundle were damaged. Overall the construction was noticeably poor; heavy veins, discolored wrapper, etc. I smoked several of these and would recommend a 'punch cut.' Any other cut could leave you with a mouthful of picadura. The wrapper is a very thin Conneticut.

Flavor is medium, but harsh, although no mistake that it is Cuban. After a few deep smokes, the lack of depth of the machine blend is obvious; 90%-95% of the filler is picadura.

That being said, it was about $1.10 for the cigar. Don't be afraid to give it a try.

Overall Score: 55/100
Flavor:
60/100
Construction: 45/100
Presentation:
40/100

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Sunday, April 10, 2005

 

Finally

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