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Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (Tubo)
One of Cuba's relatively newer cigars is also one that is smoking beautifully right now. The Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial was introduced to the main Cuban cigar portfolio at the Habanos Festival in 2008. The idea was to give the aficionado more, building on the success of the iconic Hoyo Epicure No. 2, a robusto measuring 4 7/8 inches long by 50 ring. The Epicure Especial, offering another 5/8 of an inch of smoking pleasure, was previously teased an Edición Limitada in 2004. We had mixed feelings about the smoke when it was an EL, giving it scores of 85 and 90 points, but we have always been impressed by the regular production smoke, rating it several times between 89 and 94 points. We have been most wowed by the version packed in a tube. Most Cuban cigars come in boxes, but if you want the tubed variety of this Hoyo, it is offered only in three packs, making it somewhat peculiar in the Habanos portfolio. The cigar is very, very rich, with varied notes that include coffee, earth and cocoa powder, and a touch of graham cracker. It's complex, but not too strong, making it a very approachable Cuban. Read more»
Size: Corona Gorda • Issue Date: 2015-01-01
Cohiba Esplendido
The rich smoke of this beautiful Churchill layers the palate with profoundly sophisticated notes of salted caramel, black cherry and baked apple. Full bodied and elegant. Read more»
Size: Churchill • Issue Date: 2014-12-01
Saint Luis Rey Regios
The dense smoke of this well-made robusto leaves chewy impressions of leather and salted almonds on the palate along with with nougat and milk chocolate. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2014-10-01
Romeo y Julieta Churchill (Tubo)
A beautiful Churchill whose rich smoke saturates the palate with layers of coffee and cocoa elegantly complemented by dried orange peel and a nutty finish. Read more»
Size: Churchill • Issue Date: 2014-08-01
Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (Tubo)
Rich and complex impressions of coffee, earth and cocoa powder interweave with graham cracker and nutmeg notes. A delicious, medium-bodied smoke. Read more»
Size: Corona Gorda • Issue Date: 2014-08-01
Punch Serie D'Oro No. 2 Edición Limitada 2013
Rich and smooth, the smoke of this tasty belicoso har- monizes dark coffee and leather notes with a sweet hint of black cherry. Complex and balanced. Read more»
Size: Figurado • Issue Date: 2014-02-01
Cohiba Behike BHK 54
Say the name Behike and cigar lovers perk up their ears. Cigar Aficionado crowned the Cohiba Behike BHK 52 Cigar of the Year in 2010, heaping praise on the chubby, pigtailed smoke. While we've never truly embraced the largest of the trio, the BHK 56, we've always given good scores to the middle cigar of the bunch, the 54. Tasting it again this year, we feel the Cohiba BHK 54 is smoking better than ever. All Cohiba Behikes are said to be made with a bit of medio tiempo tobacco, small leaves that grow at the very top of some, but not all, Cuban-seed tobacco plants. That filler component, which once was heaped in with other ligeros, or strong tobaccos, today is separated and fermented on its own, and used as a special ingredient in the Behike blend. The result is a bold, leathery smoke with a solid earthy core and pleasant notes of coffee bean. This Behike is rich, flavorful and eminently memorable. Cohiba Behike BHK 54s are among the most expensive of Cuban cigars, but when they deliver this type of standout flavor, we believe they are worth the expense. Read more»
Size: Corona Gorda • Issue Date: 2014-01-01
Juan Lopez Selección No. 2
Dark and alluring in appearance, the lush draw of this cigar leaves clear, distinct impressions of licorice and coffee bean flavor balanced by a complex interweaving of leather, earth and chocolate notes. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2013-12-01
Ramon Allones Gigantes
Balanced and complex from the first puff with a distinct core of coffee bean flavor that is finessed by notes of caramel, nuts and earth. Flavors become more refined as the cigar progresses. Read more»
Size: Double Corona • Issue Date: 2013-06-01
Bolivar Royal Corona
Highly expressive with a complex palate of leather and earth that becomes more intense as chocolate notes and spicy licorice flavors play off each other. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2013-04-01
H. Upmann Royal Robusto
Cuban cigars are getting fatter, and the Cuban Edmundo size—5 3/8 inches long by 52 ring—is akin to a longer, fatter robusto. It works beautifully in this new H. Upmann Royal Robusto, a chunky cigar unveiled at the 2011 Habanos Festival in Cuba and brought to market later that year as an exclusive for sale in Casas del Habano stores around the world. (Note the secondary band bearing the Casa del Habano logo.) There are some 140 such stores around the globe, making the cigar not terribly hard to find, which is a good thing. The cigar has a fine, lush draw, which delivers big notes of earth, coffee bean and concentrated minerals before a long and oaky finish. Those who believe Cuban Upmanns are milder smokes should think again—these cigars have some oomph. In 2011 the H. Upmann Havana location was moved to the Romeo y Julieta factory, where H. Upmann workers and supervisors hung up their own banner and began rolling, while their own factory was renovated. The H. Upmann Royal Robusto was one of the first new smokes they rolled in their new, albeit temporary, home. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2013-01-01
Vegas Robaina Unico
There's a lot of complexity to this torpedo, starting with a salty, earthy set of flavors that take on toasty notes, roasted coffee bean flavors and a profound hit of dried orange peel. Read more»
Size: Figurado • Issue Date: 2012-10-01
H. Upmann Sir Winston
A well made cigar whose flavors and complexity build with each puff. Light cedar and nutty notes become more profound almond and marzipan before coffee, leather and floral intonations. Read more»
Size: Churchill • Issue Date: 2012-06-01
Cohiba 1966 Edición Limitada 2011
Dark and gleaming with a pigtail cap, this large cigar starts with a core of earth, spice and coffee bean flavors that take on a profound cocoa and toffee character. Read more»
Size: Corona Gorda • Issue Date: 2012-02-01
La Gloria Cubana Taino
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. Read more»
Size: Churchill • Issue Date: 2011-12-01
Cohiba Lancero
Though there is some firmness on the draw, this lancero shows a complex progression of flavors, starting with cinnamon and nutmeg intonations that lead to a robust and profound coffee flavor that lasts on the finish. Read more»
Size: Panetela • Issue Date: 2011-12-01
Partagas Serie D No. 4 Tubo
At first, this is a very salty smoke, but the salt settles and is balanced out by earthy flavors, coffee notes and a touch of spice. Very tasty, though takes a little while to come together. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2011-12-01
Punch Double Corona
Profound coffee notes start to immediately build in intensity, layering the palate with dark fruit, vanilla and nuts. A complex smoke that just gets better and better. Read more»
Size: Double Corona • Issue Date: 2011-06-01
Cohiba Behike BHK 52
Stoutly rolled with a pigtail cap, this cigar delivers a creamy, uncommonly velvety smoke with a rich, resonant balance of nuts, spices and fresh tobacco. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2010-10-01
Hoyo de Monterrey Double Corona
An exemplary made cigar that received full marks for construction. The draw is firm but nevertheless layers the palate with complex, sweet and savory flavors. Nougat, toffee, café au lait impressions transition to leather and wood. Read more»
Size: Double Corona • Issue Date: 2010-10-01
Saint Luis Rey Corona
A beautiful corona in terms of wrapper hue and construction, with a razor sharp burn and the perfect amount of resistance to the draw. Its flavors of coffee, toast and walnuts are robust, profound and well structured. Read more»
Size: Corona • Issue Date: 2010-04-01
Juan Lopez Selección No. 2
Oily and dark with an even draw and burn. The medium- to full-bodied flavors have a Bordeaux quality buttressed by savory, leather notes and resonant tea tones. Balanced and very complex. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2008-12-01
Romeo y Julieta Short Churchill
This is the second time that Romeo y Julieta's robusto has shown up in our Top 25, following its debut in Cuba's annual cigar festival in March 2006. We said then that the Short Churchill was "destined to be another classic," and we were right. It's one of those "go to" Cuban cigars that never disappoint, and it's incredibly popular in the global market at the moment. It's proving more popular than the RyJ Churchill, which had been an icon cigar for decades from Cuba. Production at the H. Upmann factory- the newest export factory on the island-is finally up to capacity, and the cigar seems to be getting better and better, even richer to our taste than on release. It also comes in tubes, which makes it convenient to throw in your pocket if you are going out for the night. The cigar traditionally comes with an almost claro, or light-brown, wrapper, and its red, white and gold livery. The cigar delivers full-bodied flavor yet remains balanced and refined. Leather, cocoa bean and wood abound, and are punctuated with an almost citrus element. Read more»
Size: Robusto • Issue Date: 2008-01-01
Montecristo Petit Edmundo
From the deep reddish-brown color to the perfect three-seam cap, this cigar exhibits model construction. A lush, full draw envelopes the palate with rich cocoa bean, sweet earth and pleasant floral notes that crescendo to a long, nutty finish. Read more»
Size: Odd • Issue Date: 2007-10-01
Cohiba Esplendido
Gorgeous and beautifully textured, this dark, oily cigar starts with a balanced, cohesive core of leather and pepper flavors that become increasingly complex taking on toasted almond and cedar notes. A very rich, full-bodied smoke. Read more»
Size: Churchill • Issue Date: 2007-08-01
735 cigars found