|The moment you take this cigar out of the cellophane, you know it is going to be superb. It looks and tastes great. A smooth medium-brown wrapper, the No. 10 has lovely, earthy tobacco flavors and a long aftertaste.|
|Filler||Dom. Rep., Mexico|
|Issue||Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 1992|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2015 | Score: 85
A grayish double corona with a firm draw that does not offer much smoke. There's a faint oakiness and coffee quality, but the finish is dry and slightly tinny.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2012 | Score: 86
This double corona is covered in a spotty, matte brown wrapper. There is some sweetness to this medium-bodied cigar but the finish ends up papery.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 85
Veiny with a very round head and some glue stains on the wrapper. Cedar and spice notes show some bitterness on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2008 | Score: 87
Although this cigar draws well it burns unevenly. The smoke is light and delivers easy going tobacco flavors that could be more complex. A mild cigar.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2005 | Score: 86
This toothy, sandy cigar has a grayish hue. It's mild and creamy, with some spice and mint notes and a toasty finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 86
A dark cigar with a rounded cap. It has a funky aroma, and the flavor is cedary, sweet and toasty. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 2002 | Score: 87
A well-made cigar with an expertly applied cap. The cigar burns well, with toasty flavors and hints of nuts and ginger. There are notes of cedar and coffee grounds on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2001 | Score: 84
This cigar has a rough appearance. The smoke is very mild; faint hints of cedar and bread were noted.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2001 | Score: 85
A big, solid cigar. It has a tight draw, but it burns fairly well. The smoke is sour and herbal, with some odd notes on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1999 | Score: 84
This cigar has a medium bodied character. There are hints of earthiness and woodiness on the palate. Dry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 1998 | Score: 88
A very well-made medium bodied cigar. There is a strong core of pepper and coffee beans flavors, with an light cocoa bean note, and a sweet cedary finish. Good earthy character.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1997 | Score: 89
A medium bodied cigar with a solid core of spicy flavors. There are hints of a light, vegetal element on the palate.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1997 | Score: 90
This rich, dark cigar has an incredible draw. Cedar and wood flavors pair with a sweet, spicy character and a hint of leather and roasted nuts. Complex, dark and rich.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 1996 | Score: 87
This cigar is solid as a rock, with a deep brown wrapper. It draws well, although the smoke is thin, with a bright white ash. It delivers complex flavors, including leather, coffee and cinnamon.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1995 | Score: 86
A mild cigar with spicy, dry woody flavors. It also has some solid tobacco notes.
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