Cigar Aficionado

La Gloria Cubana Taino
Taino
94
points
Cuba
Cuba
47 47
Mild-Medium
Mild-Medium
Tasting Note
The draw on this attractive cigar is firm, but imparts a lot of graham cracker, coffee bean, vanilla and leather flavor to the palate. Medium bodied but very tasty.
Body Mild-Medium
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 47
Length 7"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2011
Price £12.50
Box DateDec. 2009
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2010 | Score: 88

The draw on this large cigar is notably firm, the draw a bit crooked. Up front salty notes turn woody and sweet with hickory and spice. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2008 | Score: 90

A beautiful cigar with an uneven burn. The smoke has a toasty, woody quality with leathery notes that resonate onto the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 27, 2007 | Score: 86

A richly colored cigar with an uneven draw. The flavors are predominantly woody with a slight savoriness that turns into a soggy wood finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 87

A very dark cigar that’s slightly tight. It has sweet wood flavors and some macaroon notes. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 24, 2005 | Score: 87

Attractive and pressed, with a firm draw. It has cedar, cream and wood notes, with decent balance.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 24, 2005 | Score: 87

Attractive and pressed, with a firm draw. It has cedar, cream and wood notes, with decent balance.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2003 | Score: 91

Pretty, brown and oily. The cigar has superb flavor, with leather, cedar and coffee notes and an earthy character. A full bodied cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2003 | Score: 89

This veiny Churchill is coarse to the touch. Despite a tight draw and poor burn, its flavors are meaty with a hint of sweet wood. A well- balanced smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 90

Veiny, light and box pressed, with a flat, well-made cap. The smoke is light and smooth, with a dry wood flavor and some nutty notes. Inconsistent.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 86

This silky cigar has an attractive cap. The draw is firm, verging on tight. The smoke is easygoing, with a faint hint of cedar and orange peel.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 2001 | Score: 88

This is a good-looking cigar with an oily wrapper. It's woody and fruity, with a hint of nuts and leather. Inconsistency was noted.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2000 | Score: 88

This box-pressed, silky cigar has some rough edges. It has hints of sweet cedar and coffee bean, with a touch of pepper. Medium bodied.

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

This cigar has good shine and texture. Some inconsistency was noted in the draw. It's rich, chalky and earthy, with hints of wood and spice and a hint of grass. The cigar needs age.

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