Cigar Review – Vegas Robaina Unicos

Origin : CubaVegas Robaina
Format : Piramides
Size : 156 x 52
Ring : 52
Hand-Made
Price : ~$25 each
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Vegas Robaina Unicos is to me the perfect choice for every Montecristo No.2 lovers interesting to discover new cigars.
Vegas Robaina was created in 1997 after the famous Robaina family known for growing the finest wrapper in the San Luis area in Pinar del Region, in Cuba. At the origin of the creation of the Marca, Don Alejandro, the old man and true legend in the world of cigar was looking after the family plantation. This year Vegas robin celebrates its 20th anniversary and I am happy to share a review of one of the most interesting piramides vitola on the market ( to my opinion).

Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★★★
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆☆
Strength : ★★★☆☆☆

Overall : ★★★★½☆ (4.3)

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Cohiba Talisman EL 2017 – Launch Evening

There are many new exciting releases this year. The new Cohiba 2017 limited edition, called Talisman is one of them. This big size cigar (154 X 54) may become another big collector items.

Like every year, Habanos S.A. will host a launch evening to promote the new Limited edition cigars. Last year the Romeo y Julieta Capuletos was presented first in the Italian city of Verona, organised by the country's exclusive distributor Diademas S.P.A.
A very limited number of guests including Habanos Specialists, representatives of Smoking Clubs, Habanos Exclusive Distributors from other countries, media and influencers are usually part of that special event.

This year the Cohiba Talisman will most probably be launched on the land of Hunters and Frankau. Exclusive distributor for the United Kingdom. If the city of London is almost confirmed to be presenting the new gold and black double banded cigar, the date is a total mystery. I would guess not before October or November...

Let's see if the inspector was right or wrong...

Happy Smokes!

Cigar Review – José L. Piedra Petit Cazadores

Jose L. PiedraOrigin : Cuba
Format : Petit Cazadores
Size : 105mm (4 1/8") x 43 (17,07mm)
Hand-Finished Short-Filler
Price : ~$1.70 (online)
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Here the humblest of all Habanos cigars, in many European cigar shops at a wonderfully low price, but in fact a consistent good smoke giving extraordinary value for money. José L. Piedra is one of the globally best-selling of all Cuban cigar brands, thanks to the price point but also because smokers often find, 'Hey, José, you are ok!'

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Cigar Review – Trinidad Topes (2016 Limited Edition)

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Topes
Size : 125 x 56
Hand-Made
Price : ~$35 each
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Draw : ★★★★☆☆
Burn : ★★★☆☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★½☆
Strength : ★★★½☆☆

Overall : ★★★★☆☆ (3.8)

Introduction
Trinidad has always been one of my all-time favourite cigar. Just thinking of the old band fundadores (El Laguito factory production from 1998 to 2003) gives me goose bumps.
The story sets the creation of the brand in 1969 as a different blend used for diplomatic purposes. Only in 1998 a current production Trinidad was release to the public. This production was set in El Laguito (Cohiba factory), for the famous long and thin habanos: Fundadores. In 2003, the brand moved out from its mother factory to the province to grow the production.
Trinidad is known for very smooth and elegant blend with a slow and balanced development mainly characterized by its creamy texture.

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Cigar Review – El Septimo Exception Black

El SeptimoOrigin : Costa Rica
Size : 133 x 60
Hand-Made : 9 Years old tobacco
Price : ~$44

Draw : ★★★★★★
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆☆
Strength : ★★★½☆☆

Overall : ★★★★½☆

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Cigar Review – Por Larranaga Picadores

Origin : CubaPor Larranaga
Format : Hermosos 4
Size : 127 x 48
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15
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Note from the Inspector :
Por Larranaga is the oldest brand still in production. It was created in 1834 and since then the marca develops light to medium blends, very elegant and soft. In the 1950s For Larranaga factory was the producing the finest cigars In Cuba. The Pro Larranaga factory was for many years the "student factory", training the rollers.
At present, the brand comprises 3 current production cigars, the petit corona being one of my all time favourite short smoke and now the Picadores adding a larger format to the range.

Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★★★
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
Strength : ★★★½☆☆

Overall : ★★★★☆☆

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Cigar Review – Montecristo Dantes 2016 Limited Edition

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 48 x 167 mm
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Box Year : 2016
Hand-Made
Price : €25.5
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The Dantes was named after Edmundo Dantes, the lead character of Alexandre Dumas 1844 novel The Count of Monte Cristo which proved to be the inspiration for the name of the brand back in the 1930’s when the novel was read to and enjoyed by the torcedors of the day as they hand crafted their masterpieces, a practice still in vogue today. 
It is the first and only Hermoso N1 Vitola in the all Montecristo selection.
Specially selected tobacco leaves grown in the Vuelta Abajo zone which are all then aged for a minimum of two years have been used to create this beautiful stick.

Overall : ★★★½☆

Draw : ★★★★☆
Burn : ★★½☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆

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Review – Montecristo Media Corona

MontecristoOrigin : Cuba
Size : 44 x 90 mm (3.5" in)
Brand Strength : Medium to Full
Box Year : 2016
Hand-Made
Price : ~ € 6,60 / $ 7.05
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The Montecristo Media Corona is an impressive, flavour-rich short stick introduced only recently by Cuba's most popular cigar marque, giving a much more fulfilling cigar experience than one might guess from its rather nub-like length.

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