The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2005

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Made By
OK Cigars
Factory Location
Dominican Republic
Wrapper
Ecuador
Binder
U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Filler
Dom. Rep., Peru
Price
$13.80
Ring Gauge
54
Length
4 15/16"
Rating
91

Zino Platinum Scepter Series Chubby Tubos


Davidoff reinvented the Zino brand by partnering with the Arnell Group to create Zino Platinum. The first release, the Crown Series, was of high quality, but with eye-popping prices of up to nearly $40 a cigar. The introduction of the lower-priced Scepter Series brought the prices down into the teens. The best of the line is the Chubby Tubos, a tubed perfecto measuring just under five inches with a 54 ring gauge at its fattest point. It's a rewarding smoke, with notes of coffee, cocoa and nuts, and a pleasant chewy flavor.