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The 25 Best Cigars of the Year 2005

Zino Platinum Scepter Series Chubby Tubos

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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.


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


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