Origin : USA
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Sumatra
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $189.99 for a box of 25
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This review comes courtesy of Nicky187, the winner of our Cigar Rights contest.
I received the box of Medina 1959 Miami Robusto cigars from the Duque Cigars Company. The package arrived in good condition. When I opened the solid wooden box, the smell was wonderful. Cedar from the box mixed with the smell of the cigars.
I took the cellophane off of one of them and noticed that they were just a little dry. I put the remainder of them in my humidor to rehydrate, and went outside to smoke the one that I had unwrapped. It was a good cigar, well constructed, and cosmetically very attractive. It burned a little hotter than I liked, but I wrote that off to dryness, and to my smoking it too fast. I resolved to wait two weeks to smoke the next one.
Two weeks later, I took one of the Medinas out of the humidor, and removed the cellophane. The cigar felt solid, but had appreciably hydrated in the intervening time. The smell was a little stronger than what I would get from a Macanudo. The wrapper was similar to what I would see on a CAO Gold or Italia.
The end clipped off cleanly, and the draw as I lit it was perfect. The initial puff was light, had some cedar to it, and was mild like what I would expect from a good Dominican. I took my time with the cigar, not rushing. The burn was steady, and the ash was light gray to white, dense, and even all the way around the cigar. No uneven burns.
This cigar is similar to a Toro in length and ring size. It continued to smoke cool, becoming gradually more full as time went on. The character of the taste changed to become somewhat more spicy and peppery as the burn progressed. The taste stayed like this for the remainder of the cigar.
The Medina is somewhat stronger than what I am used to smoking, but, I was able to smoke it down to the last inch of the stub, comfortably. I buzzed a little from the nicotine, but there was no harshness to the smoke at all. I was sorry that the cigar was done, when I finally had to quit.
This was easily one of the best cigars I have ever smoked. Satisfying, mild progressing to medium full at the end. Beautiful cosmetically, and constructed as well as it looked.