Ratings & Reviews

REVIEW | La Gloria Cubana Taino
Taino
94
points
Cuba
Cuba
47
47
Mild-Medium
Mild-Medium
Taino

Tasting Note: The draw on this attractive cigar is firm, but imparts a lot of graham cracker, coffee bean, vanilla and leather flavor to the palate. Medium bodied but very tasty.

  • Body: Mild-Medium
  • Size: Churchill
  • Ring Gauge: 47
  • Length: 7"

  • Filler: Cuba
  • Binder: Cuba
  • Wrapper: Cuba
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2011
  • Price: £12.50
  • Box Date: Dec. 2009


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2010
Score: 88
The draw on this large cigar is notably firm, the draw a bit crooked. Up front salty notes turn woody and sweet with hickory and spice. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2008
Score: 90
A beautiful cigar with an uneven burn. The smoke has a toasty, woody quality with leathery notes that resonate onto the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 27, 2007
Score: 86
A richly colored cigar with an uneven draw. The flavors are predominantly woody with a slight savoriness that turns into a soggy wood finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2005
Score: 87
A very dark cigar that’s slightly tight. It has sweet wood flavors and some macaroon notes. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 24, 2005
Score: 87
Attractive and pressed, with a firm draw. It has cedar, cream and wood notes, with decent balance.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 24, 2005
Score: 87
Attractive and pressed, with a firm draw. It has cedar, cream and wood notes, with decent balance.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2003
Score: 91
Pretty, brown and oily. The cigar has superb flavor, with leather, cedar and coffee notes and an earthy character. A full bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Mar 01, 2003
Score: 89
This veiny Churchill is coarse to the touch. Despite a tight draw and poor burn, its flavors are meaty with a hint of sweet wood. A well- balanced smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2002
Score: 90
Veiny, light and box pressed, with a flat, well-made cap. The smoke is light and smooth, with a dry wood flavor and some nutty notes. Inconsistent.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2001
Score: 86
This silky cigar has an attractive cap. The draw is firm, verging on tight. The smoke is easygoing, with a faint hint of cedar and orange peel.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jan 01, 2001
Score: 88
This is a good-looking cigar with an oily wrapper. It's woody and fruity, with a hint of nuts and leather. Inconsistency was noted.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2000
Score: 88
This box-pressed, silky cigar has some rough edges. It has hints of sweet cedar and coffee bean, with a touch of pepper. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Feb 01, 2000
Score: 88
This cigar has good shine and texture. Some inconsistency was noted in the draw. It's rich, chalky and earthy, with hints of wood and spice and a hint of grass. The cigar needs age.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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