radu-adrian popescu guitars in the kitchen


2011-07-10

Cigars smoked


Cigars smoked

Notes on the cigars I've smoked

Price is in Euro, rating's out of ten. Remarks are optional; having just negative ones doesn't mean it's all bad, and having no comments doesn't imply a bland cigar - look at the rating too. "Pending" means it's in my humidor but I've not smoked it yet.


Name Price Rating Remarks Date
Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art Maduro 12 8.5 very enjoyable, exquisite figurado shape, can burn too hot 2011-07-10
CAO La Traviata Divino 4.9 8.5 creamy, slightly spicy sweetness 2011-07-10
Cain Maduro 660 (Double Toro) 8.5 pending 2011-07-10
Camacho Triple Maduro 50/4.5 10 7.5 short and sweet, strong, overpriced 2011-07-10
Casa Magna Colorado Torito (Nicaragua) 4 6 bit boring really 2011-07-10
Casa Magna Oscuro Robusto (Honduras) 4 7 a bit too sweet and simple 2011-07-10
Casa Magna Robusto 4 7.5 nice, but not memorable 2011-07-10
Cohiba Maduro 5 Secretos 9 8 had 25 of these, quite inconsistent for this price level 2011-07-10
Cohiba Siglo I 8.2 7 after a good start turned a bit bitter and left a strong, unpleasant taste 2011-07-10
Cohiba Siglo II 8.8 7.5 lots of smoke, good burn, but not very special or exciting 2011-07-10
Cohiba Siglo VI 25.2 pending 2011-07-10
Cuaba Divinos Figurado 4 9 if only a bit longer, and had an easier draw! 2011-07-10
Cuaba Piramides Edicion Limitada 2008 17 pending (reviews call for aging) 2011-07-10
Cuaba Tradicionales Figurado 5.2 8 not quite as exciting as the Divinos 2011-07-10
Davidoff 4000 10 8 cedar and a whiff of spice 2011-07-10
Davidoff Grand Cru No. 3 8.4 7 typical Davidoff quality; purely vegetal, wood 2011-07-10
Davidoff Millenium Robusto 14 10 mild, creamy smoke, with a fabulous aroma blend 2011-07-10
Davidoff Primeros 3.6 6 Davidoff quality; slightly bitter, vegetal 2011-07-10
Davidoff Primeros Maduro 3.6 7 nicely smooth and rounded 2011-07-10
Davidoff Puro D'Oro Deliciosos 9.6 8 tasty, feisty, tarred early (I blame humidor antics) - so pending 2011-07-10
Davidoff Puro D'Oro Magnificos 13 9 wonderful, balanced smoke, strikingly beautiful 2011-07-10
Davidoff Puro D'Oro Notables 12.3 9 a tad stronger than the Magnificos 2011-07-10
Davidoff Puro D'Oro Sublimes 7.5 pending 2011-07-10
El Credito no. 4 Maduro 6 4 smoked half and left it, boring and low quality 2011-07-10
Fonseca KDT Cadetes 2.7 6.5 light, wood 2011-07-10
H. Upmann Magnum 46 9.9 10 perfect in every Cuban way; tight draw can make one unsmokable 2011-07-10
H. Upmann Sir Winston 15 9 great Cuban aroma; smoke patiently 2011-07-10
Hoyo de Monterey Épicure Esp. 11.4 7 can't remember details 2011-07-10
Hoyo de Monterey Épicure No. 2 7.8 9.5 creamy, sweet, wonderful blend of flavours, a favourite 2011-07-10
Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2 6.6 8 complex but subtle 2011-07-10
La Aurora Preferido Robusto Cameroon 7.9 7.5 2011-07-10
La Aurora Preferido Robusto Connecticut 7.9 8 2011-07-10
La Aurora Preferido Robusto Corojo 7.9 8 quite tasty, not special, but good 2011-07-10
La Aurora Preferido Robusto Ecuador 7.9 8 the best of the series 2011-07-10
La Aurora Preferido Robusto Maduro 7.9 7.5 a bit disappointing 2011-07-10
Macanudo Lords Maduro 5.9 6.5 mild and a bit bland 2011-07-10
Marca Fina Corona Extra Ediçion Limitada 2010 3.3 7 sweet and nutty, medium-mild, great construction and burn, very enjoyable, superb value 2011-07-10
Marca Fina Robustos 1.3 7 sensational price/quality ratio; need to re-view 2011-07-10
Montecristo 2 10 8.5 medium flavour and body, smooth, rounded typical Cuban taste, slightly sweet, woody 2011-07-10
Montecristo 4 7.5 7 inconsistent quality; wrapper breaks; burn issues 2011-07-10
My Father No. 1 11 7 can't remember details 2011-07-10
Oliva O Maduro Churchill 7 9 sweet, tasty, 2.5 hour smoke - what else is there?! 2011-07-10
Oliva O Maduro Double Toro 8 7.5 not too bad (too many martinis!) 2011-07-10
Oliva O Maduro Torpedo 7 8.5 value of 10 2011-07-10
Oliva O No. 4 Petite Corona 5 7.5 2011-07-10
Oliva O Perfecto 6 8.5 mild, earth, tobacco, leather 2011-07-10
Oliva V Liga Robusto 7.5 8 not quite to the level of the maduro short robusto 2011-07-10
Oliva V Liga Torpedo 8.5 9 2011-07-10
Oliva V Maduro Esp. Short Robusto 8.5 9 Georgeana\'s favourite 2011-07-10
Oliva V Maduro Esp. Torpedo 11 10 my favourite 2011-07-10
Padron 1926 No. 6 13 7.5 rather boring and dry; develops in the second half but not nearly enough to be exciting 2011-07-10
Padron 2000 Maduro 6 8 2011-07-10
Padron 3000 Maduro 6.5 8 2011-07-10
Padron Delicias 4.5 6 very, very strong little f*ckers 2011-07-10
Partagas Lusitanias 11 pending 2011-07-10
Partagas Mille Fleurs 3.33 7.5 cheap and reliable, wood, tobacco taste 2011-07-10
Partagas Serie D Especial Edicion Limitada 2010 Maduro 12.5 8 pleasant, medium-full flavours and medium body; somesome burn issues 2011-07-10
R y J Duke Edicion Limitada 13.5 8 mild-medium and quite enjoyable 2011-07-10
R y J Edicion Limitada 2009 robusto 8 2011-07-10
R y J No. 2 Tubos 6 not very memorable, perhaps too tame 2011-07-10
R y J Wide Churchills 10.5 8 one of the nicer R y J, tasty in a very Cuban way 2011-07-10
San Cristobal El Principe 4.5 9 leather! 2011-07-10
San Cristobal La Punta Belicoso 9 9 mild but very good 2011-07-10
Zino Platinum Scepter Chubby (Perfecto) 11 7.5 nice smooth start, but progresses to a rather harsh peppery finish 2011-07-10

Others:

  • Toscano, definitely the best cigars outside the Cuba/Nicaragua/Dominican Republic, and a lot tastier than many equatorial cigars priced many times higher
  • De Olifant Mateleaf - not too bad, stout little cigars, a bit dry and strong

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