October 27, 2020
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This issue is loaded with high scores and new sizes from the cigar world, most notably a 92-point smoke that retails for less than $6. Plus, Habanos has released the second cigar in its Línea Retro line—the Partagás Capitols, which come in groovy ’70s-style tins. See how the Cuban scored along with new cigars from Ace Prime, Micallef and Crux. The Cigar Smoking World Championship contest may have canceled its U.S. tour, but that didn’t stop Rocky Patel from releasing the namesake brand anway. We rated the line in a vertical brand tasting as well as a vertical of the Nat Cicco Casino Real. Also, J.C. Newman has gone rustic with Yagua, cigars made with a less-fermented broadleaf wrapper and tied together in palm leaf while the tobacco is still wet with humidity for farm-fresh flavor.