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Connoisseur's Corner

Connoisseur's Corner: A Perfect Punch

Perfect smokes are very rare, and they take time to find. Cigar Aficionado has never given 100 points to a new cigar, only to ones that have aged...more

Posted: May 19, 2014   


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Connoisseur's Corner: Five Cubans from the 1988 to '94 Period

The years 1988 to 1994 were exceptional for the production of Cuban cigars. The country still wrapped its cigars in Corojo-seed wrapper, which was...more

Posted: January 8, 2014   


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Connoisseur's Corner: Two 100-Point Dunhills

Perfection is rare, and here at Cigar Aficionado we seldom award 100-point scores to cigars. It has never happened for a current production smoke,...more

Posted: January 28, 2013   


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Connoisseur's Corner: A Classic El Rey Del Mundo Scores a 98

This was a lovely selection of cigars ranging in age from 14 to 54 years old. Four rated 95 points or higher, classic on our 100-point scale. The...more

Posted: September 26, 2012   


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Connoisseur's Corner: A Massive Montecristo Scores 98 Points

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Posted: June 11, 2012   


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Connoisseur's Corner: A Near-Perfect Cuban Davidoff

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Posted: March 13, 2012   


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Connoisseur's Corner: A Perfect, 55-Year-Old Cigar

A perfect 100-point-score is a rarity in Cigar Aficionado magazine. We have never given a 100 in our main tasting section, and even here in...more

Posted: March 6, 2012   


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Connoisseur's Corner: Corojo-Seed Classics

In this installment, we found a quartet of classic smokes, cigars that have clearly benefited from careful aging in a humidor. The two top-scorers...more

Posted: November 17, 2011   


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Connoisseur's Corner: A Quartet of Classics

Connoisseur's Corner: We found a quartet of classic cigars in this tasting, three of them Cuban, one Nicaraguan, and all four aged...more

Posted: August 10, 2011   


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Connoisseur's Corner: Near-Perfect Smokes

(From April's Cigar Aficionado) Age has turned four cigars into classic smokes—in some cases, near-perfect smokes. In 1992, Cuba produced a H....more

Posted: May 18, 2011   


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Connoisseur's Corner: A 100-Pointer

Our editors find a perfect cigar in this edition of Connoisseur's...more

Posted: March 18, 2011   


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Connoisseur's Corner: Two Fine Double Coronas

What’s better than a big Cuban cigar? A big Cuban cigar from a great year with a bit of...more

Posted: August 1, 2010   


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