Cigar Aficionado

Quai d'Orsay Imperiales
47 47
Tasting Note
From its reddish-brown wrapper to great cap, this cigar is a pleasure to behold and smoke. It begins floral with some citrus notes before picking up intensity with white pepper and profound cedar flavors.
Body Full
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 47
Length 7"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2011
Price £12.00
Box DateDec. 2009
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 91

Distinct cashew and raisin notes are underscored by a pleasant toasty character. Light floral notes and touches of coffee bean come through as well. Medium bodied and balanced.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Sweet and savory with notable notes of dried orange peel in every puff. Some cedar and almond flavor also come through. The draw is lush and substantial.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2012 | Score: 92

With an even draw and burn this cigar combines the savory and spicy in the form of black pepper and leather flavor rounded out by a coffee-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2010 | Score: 92

This large cigar has a lush, substantial draw but burns unevenly. It’s a rich, complex smoke, laden with coffee, cocoa and earth, though balanced by orange peel and pepper flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 87

Nice color to this cigar, which has leather and wood notes. It’s salty and earthy, and the finish is rough.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 10, 2006 | Score: 89

An attractive Churchill whose firm draw delivers charred wood, leather and caramel notes before a spicy finish. It’s a slow starter, but turns complex.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 88

This cigar has wonderful color. The draw is firm. It’s toasty and cedary, with good balance. The finish is woody. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 21, 2004 | Score: 87

This spotty, homely-looking Churchill has a firm draw and a toasty aroma. It has a note of sweetness, while other flavors include leather and cedar. The finish is mellow.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2003 | Score: 89

A wonderful flat cap on this colorado cigar. It has a fine draw. The smoke is woody, with spice and cocoa bean notes. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 01, 1998 | Score: 86

Well made, but not very oily. It has a firm draw. The smoke is peppery, earthy and musky, with lots of coffee flavor. Hints of cinnamon were also noted. This cigar will improve with 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