Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Habanos S.A. Marketing Director Leaves
Monday, March 24, 2014
Vegueros Coming in April
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Cuban Cigar Luminary Enrique Mons Dies
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Cigar Aficionado Reports From 16th Annual Habanos Festival
Monday, February 24, 2014
New Cigars Kick Off Cuba's Cigar Festival
- More from Cuba
Havana Corner: The Big Flavor of the Petit Edmumdo
Posted: January 30, 2007
I arrived in Havana at José Martí Airport from Cancún and headed directly to the cigar shop at Quinta y 16 La Casa del Habano (Fifth Avenue). I got some Montecristo Petit Edmundos and grabbed some Bolivar Belicoso Finos from 2000 that had been on hold for me there.
Well. The Petit Edmundos are the bombshell. They are powerful and rich smokes with a creamy texture and lots of cappuccino and spice character. They are long and rich. These are cigars that will be even better in a year or two, but they already deliver loads of flavor and character. And the draw was perfect. I scored it 93 points in a non-blind tasting.
Wish I could say the same for the seven-year-old Belicoso Finos. The first one that I smoked didn't draw. The second one had a slightly musty character, almost sour on the finish. I was pissed off. I left these cigars at Quinta and they just weren't worth it. The proverbial land mine must have gone off!
The good news is that the new-production cigars, such as the Petit Edmundo, are so, so much better in quality. They are made with so much better care.
The price for the Petit Edmundo in Havana is about $130 for a box of 25 cigars. I wonder if Quinta will take a trade-in on those Belicosos?
Check back this week for more updates. And leave your comments on my blog in the Cuba section of the forums of the Web site.
# # #
Previous Havana Corner: Cuba Blog, Day One.
Next Havana Corner: Cuba Blog, Day Three.
You must be logged in to post a comment.