Alec Bradley Tempus Centuria
Centuria
91
points
Honduras
Honduras
49 49
Tasting Note
Alan Rubin is a cigar industry survivor, having entered the business in 1997, as tough a year as any in recent memory. The former importer of nuts and bolts has long been an avid cigar smoker, and he made the move to cigars as a way to make a living from something he was passionate about, naming his cigar company Alec Bradley, after his two sons. In 2001, Rubin found a dark wrapper in Honduras, grown from Criollo 98 seed, and when he was finally able to secure enough of it, he turned to the boutique Raices Cubanas factory to develop the Tempus brand. It’s undeniably his finest creation. The Tempus Centuria is a bold, woody smoke, with substance as well as balance.
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 49
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua, Honduras
Binder Indonesia
Wrapper Honduras
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $8.25
Designation Top 25 of 2008 | Rank: 25
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2015 | Score: 90

The draw of this Churchill requires a bit of double-puffing, but imparts a sweet and nutty smoke with a cinnamon spiciness and a dry mineral finish.

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

This dark Churchill produces a flaky ash as it burns. There's a sweet combination of vanilla and cocoa powder with toasty undertones and an earthy finish. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 89

Dried fruit on the cold draw of this well-made Churchill recurs on the palate upon lighting. Earth and mineral notes also emerge.

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

Dark and attractive with an effortless draw, this cigar produces a rich, semisweet smoke, leaving balanced impressions of wood and nuts. Big, delicious flavor.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 20, 2008 | Score: 94

Dark and attractive with an effortless draw, this cigar produces a rich, semisweet smoke, leaving balanced impressions of wood and nuts. Big, delicious flavor.

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