Archive for June, 2010

Cohiba Red Dot

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 11, 2010 by MIKE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Size-43/4×47

Shape-Robusto Fino

Price-$11.80

Binder-Jember(Indonesian)

Filler-Dominican(Piloto Cubano)

Wrapper-Cameroon

Country-Dominican Republic

Pre Light and Construction: This cigar had a nice sheen to the wrapper, the construction was solid with no blemishes. I did notice a medium size vein running from the cap to about midway down on the cigar. Cigar was packed nicely with no soft spots. I got a smell of sweet tobacco from the wrapper with a hint of spice on the foot. Pre light draw was a bit snug more than I like. I tried to cut a little more off cap but didn’t effect the draw at all was still tight.

1st third: It  was very similar to pre light with notes of that sweet tobacco and a mild spice. Picked up some woody notes after exhaling smoke. The spice notes were more noticable during retrohale then from releasing smoke from my mouth.The draw was still very snug but I was able to get some smoke in my mouth. Burn was perfect with a nice grey and white ash that was tight and held on for a good inch.

2nd third: At this point I started picking up some leather notes and the spice and sweet tobacco were still the main notes as the smoke-filled my mouth. The draw still no change at one point I hate to say it but I pushed my draw poker thru this little cigar but no help. Ash continued to hold on strong and the burn was perfect. I would say this is a medium body smoke.

 

 

 

 

 Final third: The spice picked up a lot especially on the retrohale, it left a tingling in my nose but not a burning sensation. As my mouth filled with smoke which by the way took a lot to get the smoke because of the draw issue, I got nice woody,leather and that sweet tobacco notes. Like earlier the ash and burn were great no issue’s at all.

 

 

Conclusion: The Cohiba Red Dot is a very nice smoke with hints of spice,sweet tobacco,leather and some wood notes. Medium body with a perfect burn and ash. The only negative on this was the rough time I had with the draw. Go out and give this one a try. Hope you enjoyed this review keep the comments coming.

 

Illusione Epernay LeMonde by Dion Giolito

Posted in Video Reviews on June 8, 2010 by MIKE

Exile Wired (Torpedo)

Posted in Cigar Reviews on June 5, 2010 by MIKE

Brand-Exile Wired

Size-6×52  Shape-Torpedo

Price-$4.50-6.50

Binder-U.S. Connecticut

Filler-Nicaragua(ligero&viso), Dominican Republic(seco)

Wrapper-Criollo

The exile wired cigar is made with a filler blend of aged Cuban-seed tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic with a U.S Connecticut Broadleaf binder. The Criollo wrapper was cultivated from a Havana seed tobacco at the Oliva family’s farm near Empalme’, Ecuador.

I belive the Exile Wired comes in four sizes and shapes: Rothschild(4 1/2×52);Corona Gorda(5 1/2×44);Torpedo(6×52) and Double Corona(7×52)

Pre light construction this is a very rough-looking cigar,the wrapper had a few very small veins from foot to head of cigar. There was a small crack at the foot about a 1/4″ high from foot. Smell from the foot was that of sweet tobacco and hay. Pre light flavors I got were the sweet tobacco and a dried fruit of some sort I couldn’t put my finger on it. Draw was very loose alittle more loose then I prefer. 

1st third I got some spicy notes and that hint of sweet tobacco but with blowing smoke thru my nasal passage I got a good amount of pepper notes not overwhelming but was there only thru the nose. Draw again was easy and loose there was tons of smoke from this cigar not sure if it had to do with the very loose draw. Burn was good little wavy but nothing that needed correcting.

2nd third the sweet tobacco notes were gone the spice was still there and I started to pick up some woody notes. The pepper got very strong kinda like a black pepper taste. The profile was definitely a medium body smoke. The burn was still very good no corrections at all. Ash held on about 1/2 inch every time before it fell off and the ash was very flaky.

Final third same for the most part as the second spicy with strong pepper and woody notes and every now and then that dried fruit note maybe a dried raisin or apricot really couldn’t put my finger on it. This a strong medium cigar and definite midday smoke not something you would want to start your day off with.

Conclusion the Exile Wired is a strong medium smoke with sweet tobacco,spice,pepper and some sort of dried fruit notes. Good burning cigar and a good price point. Hope you enjoyed this review and please leave comments as always.

Thank You

Posted in Rant on June 2, 2010 by MIKE

I wanted to take a moment as the new guy on the block and give thanks to my fellow cigar reviewers and smokers. Since I started this adventure two weeks ago I have had tons of people sending me comments on my site lending advise. I,m touched by the way we as cigar smokers stick together it reminds me of my Harley buddies when one person riding needs help we all lend a hand. So with that said I am grateful for all of you who take the time out of your busy lives and check out my site and for all of you who have helped with your advise on how to make better and easier use of my site I,m forever thankful to have met you and look forward to many years of chatting together.

Please stop back later this week for another cigar review I will be reviewing the Exile Wired. Please check out the other great site in My Favorite Sites.

Sincerely,

Michael Williams

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