Cigar Aficionado

Juan Lopez Selección No. 2
Selección No. 2
88
points
Cuba
Cuba
50 50
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
An attractive robusto whose initial tangy and floral character becomes stronger with touches of pepper, dusty charcoal and strong woods.
Body Medium-Full
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 50
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2017
Price £18.53
Box DateDec. 2016
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 20, 2017 | Score: 88

An attractive robusto whose initial tangy and floral character becomes stronger with touches of pepper, dusty charcoal and strong woods.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 89

There are some soft spots on the head and body of this cigar, which burns unevenly. Its floral start becomes very strong very quickly with loads of spice and a heavy, oaky finish

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016 | Score: 91

Strong and leathery, this robusto has an attractive Colorado wrapper and a flat head. Undertones of earth, nuts and sugar make it an enjoyable medium- to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2014 | Score: 90

A reddish-brown robusto with a flat head and three- seam cap. First puffs are savory with leather and minerals before segueing into a honey and toast character.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 19, 2014 | Score: 90

A reddish-brown robusto with a flat head and three- seam cap. First puffs are savory with leather and minerals before segueing into a honey and toast character.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2013 | Score: 94

Dark and alluring in appearance, the lush draw of this cigar leaves clear, distinct impressions of licorice and coffee bean flavor balanced by a complex interweaving of leather, earth and chocolate notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 05, 2012 | Score: 92

A meaty, toasty smoke backed by leather and cappuc- cino notes. Complex red wine intonations complement the primary flavors and resonate on the long finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 88

This dark robusto burns a bit unevenly, but draws well. Spice and leather flavors are offset by acidity.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2008 | Score: 94

Oily and dark with an even draw and burn. The medium- to full-bodied flavors have a Bordeaux quality buttressed by savory, leather notes and resonant tea tones. Balanced and very complex.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2007 | Score: 91

A beautifully rolled, oily cigar with a dark reddish wrapper. It is full bodied and rich with leather and toast flavors that transition wonderfully to a cocoa and leather finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 06, 2006 | Score: 90

A cigar with rich color and a good cap. It delivers solid tobacco notes along with leather, wood and spices. The finish is strong, rich and leathery

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2005 | Score: 87

Attractive in both color and sheen, this cedary cigar has a spicy taste, although the finish is not as exciting. Medium-bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 2003 | Score: 91

This beautiful robusto has a perfect three-seam cap. It has an easy draw and an even burn. Medium in body, it smacks of cedar and caramel. As it smokes, flavors gain in strength but are not overpowering.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 88

This cigar has a lush draw, loading the palate with smoke. It has a chewy, bready taste, with interesting flavors including Port wine, nuts and black pepper. A strong but young cigar; medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 87

Wrinkled and rough, this cigar has nice color and a firm feel. The flavor is rough, and tastes young.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2002 | Score: 89

Some veins to this cigar, which is otherwise well made. It's medium to full bodied, with rich flavors of cocoa, leather and semisweet chocolate. The finish is somewhat muddled.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 90

This cigar has a superb draw and burn. The smoke is leathery and earthy, with notes of coffee and nuts. A rich, medium to full-bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 2000 | Score: 90

An oily but pale wrapper. It draws and burns well. The smoke is earthy, with a burnt honey note and a very mild body. A chalky finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 88

A beautiful looking cigar. There are strong elements of cedar and toast. But it has an element of youth at the start, with a touch of saltiness.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1999 | Score: 89

This cigar has an oily wrapper. It's rich and earthy, well-balanced with roasted coffee flavors. A rough finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 1997 | Score: 89

This well-made robusto has hints of leather and chocolate. The cigar shows a great deal of strength, but little finesse. Flavorful, but it's hampered by a tight draw.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jul 01, 1997 | Score: 90

This cigar has excellence balance. There is a strong peppery core of flavor, with a pleasant sweet coffee ground character and an earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1996 | Score: 90

A beautiful robusto with a good sheen. It burns and draws well, delivering earthy, spicy flavors, but it also shows some signs of youth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 92

Lovers of the renowned Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 are typically also enamored with this robusto because it delivers many of the same aromatic qualities, but with a little more richness. Originally only available in Switzerland, this tough-to-find cigar is made mostly at the Partagas factory. It is this vitola and the Selección No. 1 that are produced in the greatest number. We love the oily and dark brown wrappers. The cigars draw and burn beautifully with a medium to full body, reminiscent of a Bordeaux wine with savory leather and tea notes. Selección No. 2 comes packaged in cedar cabinets of 25 sticks. From our experience, this cigar always improves with box age. This is a smoke for true connoisseurs who prefer subtlety and finesse over strength and flamboyance.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale