Cigar Aficionado

El Rey Del Mundo Choix Supreme
Choix Supreme
89
points
Cuba
Cuba
48 48
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
Though the wrapper of this robusto has a beautiful, reddish-brown color, it's riddled with kinky, sharp veins. The smoke is toasty and woody with hints of coffee bean, oak and dried fruit.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 48
Length 5"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2019
Price £17.70
Box DateNovember 2016
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2018 | Score: 92

Nuanced woods and roasted nuts form the backbone of this bold, flavorful cigar. Coffee bean and caramel elements also emerge before a leathery finish. Its burn is even, its draw full and opulent.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2017 | Score: 88

Covered in a spotty wrapper, this is a primarily salty robusto with floral undertones that become a bit perfumey. There's a touch of sweetness on this finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2015 | Score: 88

Traces of wood, hay and dried citrus come through the firm draw of this softly pressed robusto, but the smoke could use more body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 89

Initial dry notes of dusty cedar warm up to show medium-bodied toasty, earthy flavors and a hint of green olive.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 28, 2013 | Score: 89

Initial dry notes of dusty cedar warm up to show medium-bodied toasty, earthy flavors and a hint of green olive.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2011 | Score: 92

A semi-pressed cigar with a full draw, but uneven burn. The rich smoke seems to sit on the palate, imparting coffee, earth and nuts. More coffee notes emerge on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 90

The wrapper of this cigar is a bit dull and the flat head is soft, but its even draw produces a velvety smoke with an up-front saltiness that develops into a leather flavor. Creamy coffee notes lead to a toasty finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2008 | Score: 88

A good-looking cigar with a notably firm draw. Cedar, leather and coffee bean notes are complex and flavorful but adversely affected by the draw.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2006 | Score: 91

A good-looking cigar that has an easy draw, and a toasty aroma. The smoke is a bit tart, with some wood and leather on the palate. The finish is leathery and nutty. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 11, 2005 | Score: 90

This attractive tan robusto has a smooth texture. It has a firm draw and a pleasant woody aroma. It's cedary, with hints of leather and hazelnut. The finish is toasty.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2004 | Score: 87

This cigar has a good draw and burn and an austere woody taste. The finish lacks depth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 92

A dark robusto with a great cap, and an oily wrapper. It's a powerhouse, full in body with rich, spicy oily notes, smacking of coffee, black pepper and chocolate. A long, woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 88

A good looking robusto with a smooth, woody flavor and a hint of leather. Some inconsistency was noted.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 2002 | Score: 88

Solid and attractive, this cigar has a bright, floral character and a straightforward flavor. A clean finish; surprisingly mild.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 91

This dark, oily cigar has excellent construction. The draw is perfect, producing a white ash. There are mild flavors of coffee and cream on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 91

A dark cigar with solid construction. It draws beautifully, with a white ash. It has mild notes of coffee and cream.

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

Excellent construction. The cigar burns well, with honey and vanilla notes and a creamy, leathery flavor. A chalky finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 87

A medium bodied cigar with a good woody finish. There are flavors of cedar and some pepper on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2000 | Score: 88

A pale robusto with a chocolate-colored wrapper and a well-made head. It's brawny and herbal, with a faint earthy flavor and a touch of dried cocoa. Some bitter notes.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 1999 | Score: 90

A dark brown cigar with superb construction. It has notes of pepper, coffee and black cherry. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 88

A cigar with some good complexity. Meaty and leathery on the palate, it also has a woody component with a long dry wood finish.

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