Tasting Note


Quai d'Orsay


From its reddish-brown wrapper to great cap, this cigar is a pleasure to behold and smoke. It begins floral with some citrus notes before picking up intensity with white pepper and profound cedar flavors.

Additional tasting notes for Quai d'Orsay

Issue: Apr 01, 2015
Score: 91
Distinct cashew and raisin notes are underscored by a pleasant toasty character. Light floral notes and touches of coffee bean come through as well. Medium bodied and balanced.

Issue: Jun 01, 2013
Score: 91
Sweet and savory with notable notes of dried orange peel in every puff. Some cedar and almond flavor also come through. The draw is lush and substantial.

Issue: Aug 01, 2012
Score: 92
With an even draw and burn this cigar combines the savory and spicy in the form of black pepper and leather flavor rounded out by a coffee-like finish.

Issue: Jun 01, 2010
Score: 92
This large cigar has a lush, substantial draw but burns unevenly. It’s a rich, complex smoke, laden with coffee, cocoa and earth, though balanced by orange peel and pepper flavors.

Issue: Oct 01, 2006
Score: 87
Nice color to this cigar, which has leather and wood notes. It’s salty and earthy, and the finish is rough.

Issue: Jan 10, 2006
Score: 89
An attractive Churchill whose firm draw delivers charred wood, leather and caramel notes before a spicy finish. It’s a slow starter, but turns complex.

Issue: Jun 01, 2005
Score: 88
This cigar has wonderful color. The draw is firm. It’s toasty and cedary, with good balance. The finish is woody. Medium bodied.

Issue: Sep 21, 2004
Score: 87
This spotty, homely-looking Churchill has a firm draw and a toasty aroma. It has a note of sweetness, while other flavors include leather and cedar. The finish is mellow.

Issue: Dec 01, 2003
Score: 89
A wonderful flat cap on this colorado cigar. It has a fine draw. The smoke is woody, with spice and cocoa bean notes. Medium bodied.

Issue: Jan 01, 1998
Score: 86
Well made, but not very oily. It has a firm draw. The smoke is peppery, earthy and musky, with lots of coffee flavor. Hints of cinnamon were also noted. This cigar will improve with age.

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