Different Sizes, Different Ratings?

Why is it that one size of a particular cigar can get a 90+ rating but not another size of the same cigar. Aren’t the tobaccos and blend the same?

Submitted via CigarAficionado.com

It's a matter of space.

While most cigar brands will have a consistent blend for all the sizes in a brand, there is always some level of difference between the sizes due to the difference in size.

You can't put the same amount of tobacco in a panetela as you can in a robusto, for example. Hence, a cigar's flavor and the intensity of its smoke can be affected by size.

Certain brands have different blends for certain sizes in a line. The Davidoff Millennium Blend Robusto, for example, has a different blend than the other sizes in the line.

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