Cigar Aficionado

Cohiba Siglo VI (Tubo)
Siglo VI (Tubo)
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
The chocolatey, nutty smoke of this cigar is balanced by botanical notes of licorice and mint, all building to a rich finish that calls to mind a malted chocolate milkshake.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 7/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Insider – Apr 03, 2018
Price £46.10
Box DateMarch 2017
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2019 | Score: 92

This isn't the first time the Cuban Cohiba Siglo VI has made the Top 25 list, and most likely will not be the last. It has scored in the 90s repeatedly in our tastings since it was introduced in 2004. When it first came to market, the Siglo VI entered some new ground for Cohiba. At the time, this was the fattest Cohiba ever launched (the size is called Cañonazo in Cuban cigar factories) and it was the first Cuban cigar to showcase the new "lipstick" style, pull-top aluminum tube. It's not the strongest Cohiba, as the Siglo series is lighter than the core Cohiba line, but the Siglo VI is by no means mild, nor inexpensive. According to Habanos, the best tobacco in Cuba is reserved for the brand, and that lofty claim is reflected in the price.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2018 | Score: 93

The chocolately, nutty smoke of this cigar is balanced by botanical notes of licorice and mint, all building to a rich finish that calls to mind a malted chocolate milkshake.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2017 | Score: 93

There are a lot of "firsts" surrounding the Cohiba Siglo VI. It was the first addition to the Linea 1492 (or Siglo Series) since the brand was released. It was the first Cohiba in a tube. It was the first tube with the two-part, pull-cap design to come out of Cuba. It was the first Cohiba to exceed a ring gauge of 50. And it was also the first Cohiba to be on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list, making its inaugural appearance for the best cigars of 2004. Despite the long list of firsts, the Siglo VI is also a fantastic cigar. Many are made at El Laguito, which is Cohiba's mother factory, and even though the ring gauge is fairly heavy, Siglo VI cigars only have half a leaf of ligero tobacco in the blend, so the smoke has body, but isn't too powerful. Balance in blending is a difficult act, but necessary, especially with Cohiba—probably the most famous cigar name in the world.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016 | Score: 92

A tan toro with a gleaming wrapper and substantial draw. This is a nutty smoke that imparts notes of almonds, graham cracker and rock candy. A touch of spicy cinnamon appears on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2014 | Score: 93

Toasty and nutty with a distinct cashew character and spicy cedary elements on the finish. A balanced cigar with plenty of character.

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