Cigar Aficionado

Quai d'Orsay No. 54
No. 54
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
54 54
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Rich woods, leather and chocolate intonations layer the palate in beautiful balance. The draw is opulent, the burn dead even. A robust and flavorful cigar.
Body Medium-Full
Size Odd
Ring Gauge 54
Length 5 3/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2018
Price £12.42
Box DateJuly 2017
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 93

Created in the 1970s exclusively for the French market, the old Quai d'Orsay brand came in a handful of sizes and was considered a fairly mild to medium-bodied smoke. But the Cuban cigar monopoly recently launched a completely new Quai d'Orsay, transforming it from a regional cigar to a global brand. The bands and boxes were redesigned, the line was given two new sizes—thicker vitolas intended to appeal to a larger market—and the cigar was reblended, giving it more character. Now, the brand can be found all over the world, and we found the No. 54 to be quite remarkable. While today's Quai d'Orsay is different, it's still no powerhouse, but a subtle and refined Cuban cigar that's one part sweet and one part savory like a salted caramel praline.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 09, 2018 | Score: 92

Rich woods, leather and chocolate intonations layer the palate in beautiful balance. The draw is opulent, the burn dead even. A robust and flavorful cigar.

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