Archive for August, 2011

Guillermo León – Signature

Posted in Cigar Reviews on August 31, 2011 by Gus

Size: 6 x 47 Corona Gorda 

Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Cameroon & Dominican Corojo

Filler: Peru, DR, Brazil and Nicaragua

Made in: DR

Strength: Medium

Price: $8.55

 

I was re-arranging my humidor the other day when my eye caught the Signature by Guillermo León.  I’ve smoked a few of these sticks in the past but with all the new stogies that are coming out constantly, the older ones are getting forgotten at the bottom of the selves. It was time to refresh my memory with what this corona gorda is all about.

The cigar is dressed in a nice reddish wrapper with just one engraved vein. It’s rolled in perfection with no soft spots or bumps and it seems generously packed with tobacco. The ring is simple and clean and makes a nice contrast with its silver, red and brown colors. The triple cup is also a plus.

It has a soft and sweet smell. I get the same thing from the foot but also with a little pepper. The cold draw is free and gives me tobacco flavors with a hint of honey.

I was impressed by the amount of smoke in the first couple draws. It starts off peppery with some coffee in the finish. Towards the mid-point it surprises me with cocoa and leather flavors. The final third comes with hints of cedar and the added spice is increasing the body of the stick.

The whole time the Signature was burning pretty good, my only complaint was the ash that most of it was falling on my shirt. The price is not low but not high either. I guess if you were asking me some time ago I would have told you that it’s where it’s supposed to be, but today it might have some tough competition.

Once in a while, I like to smoke nice cigars that I used to enjoy… in a way it takes me back. The G. León – Signature, it’s one of these sticks for me. I’m sure most of you have tried it before but if not, you are then off track and you need to get back on.

Gus

Saint Luis Rey Regios

Posted in Cigar Reviews on August 29, 2011 by Griff

Size: 5×48

Wrapper: Cuba

Binder: Cuba

Filler: Cuba

Pre Light

I’m sorry if this seemed a little rushed but I usually do my reviews on my only day off which is Sunday and we had this little storm come through this weekend named Irene, you might have heard of it. It was a little rough smoking a cigar in 40 mile an hour winds but I did it for you. The aroma I picked up off the wrapper was a sweet barnyard along with the aroma off the foot. It of course had a traditional triple cap and was packed very generously from head to foot. The wrapper had a few predominant veins but nothing too bad.

1st Third

This cigar has started off with a very sweet coffee flavor along with some cinnamon.  The ash seems to hold on quite long even with the wind and I haven’t had any problems with the burn line so far except for a little waviness.

2nd Third

As I reach the halfway point of this cigar along with the sweetness I am met with a dry wood flavor that makes you want to reach for your favorite beverage. The cigar doesn’t seem to put out a lot of smoke even though I haven’t had any burn issues throughout.

Final Third

The sweetness in this cigar was the mainstay throughout the whole experience. The woody flavors were a nice contrast to the sweetness of the cigar. The band seemed to be applied with a little too much glue and was a real pain in the ass to remove even though it didn’t damage the wrapper.

Overall

With the winds being what they were I thought I was gonna have major burn issues and to my surprise didn’t have a single one. The favors were very good and complimented each other nicely. The ash held on for a lot longer than I thought. I was given these cigars from a retailer at my local B&M and I think I am definitely considering ordering some.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

Padilla La Terraza Capa Habano 2010

Posted in Video Reviews on August 26, 2011 by MIKE

The Padilla La Terraza Capa Habano 2010 has a Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and a Nicaraguan filler and binder. This cigar was named after a place in Cuba called Cojimar meaning (La Terraza). Take a look with me and see my thoughts of the Padilla La Terraza Capa Habano 2010.

Zino 550R

Posted in Cigar Reviews on August 24, 2011 by youngbuckbotl

Today I do the Zino 550R. Unlike the last review I don’t get eaten by Misquotes because I have a new location!!! So be prepared to be blown away.

Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro

Posted in Cigar Reviews on August 22, 2011 by Griff

Size: 5 ¾ x 52

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Body: Med/Full

Pre Light

A purchased the box of the Perdomo’s at a recent event I went to and only paid approx. $90 for the box. Perdomo’s cigars have always been an affordable cigar in the bloating cigar market. The wrapper on this cigar has a sweet barnyard aroma as well as does the foot. The cigar is quite rustic and bumpy with some decent size veins running through it. With a snip of the cutter I open this puppy up to a nice easy draw with notes of chocolate.

1st Third

As I light this belicoso up I am getting a slight pepper sensation on my palette along with a sweet coffee flavor. The draw is very free and open with enormous amounts of smoke coming with every puff. The burn is a little wavy with a dark grey ash.

2nd Third

The burn here in the second third has begun to canoe a little bit and has needed a few touch ups but the flavors are still nice and rich. The flavors have remained the same with the coffee along with sweet chocolate flavors.

Final Third

Though the flavors on this cigar are nice it is not at all complex. The burn has been a real pain in the ass and continued to canoe even after touchups.

Overall

With all the problems I had smoking this cigar I still don’t mind smoking these. They do have nice flavors given the price is pretty cheap. So with that being said they are well worth keeping a few lying around for those days you want something to smoke but don’t really want to pay attention to what you are smoking.

Keep em burnin’

Griff

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