El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme

Origin : CubaEl Rey del Mundo
Factory Name : Hermoso No. 4 (Robusto)
Size : 127 x 19.05 mm
Ring : 48
Weight : 14.26 g
Box code : JNL SEP 04
Price : ~$10 each

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme is the second cigar that I got during my recent trip to Dubai. As the vintage Saint Luis Rey Serie A wasn’t exactly as good as I expected, I was ready to experience another disappointment with this quite aged (4 years old) batch of cigars. Fortunately, these turned out to be rather good.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★☆
This is the kind of looks I expect from a good Cuban cigar. The wrapper is beautiful and moderately-veined, it is soft and pleasant to the touch. I was worried by a complete lack of pre-light smell but my worries were useless.

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme
Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
The pre-draw was tasteless and quite tight. I easily lit the cigar with two matches and found the draw to be comfortable. The smoke was ample and the ash held for 1.5”.

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★☆
The beginning is pleasantly woody with slight spice, I immediately felt that this is not a young cigar as the balance was perfect. The Choix Supreme is very easy to smoke, it’s definitely a great cigar for beginners. As I progressed, I noticed creamy and smooth notes of coffee with milk. In the second third, I was surprised to find more peppery notes. Light- to medium-bodied from the beginning, it becomes more powerful near the last third, with rich honey notes mixed with just a bit of earth and leather.

Value : Rating: ★★★½☆
Not exactly a bargain, but a decent price/quality ratio.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★☆
I think that the El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme is very underrated. I can’t say that this is a hidden gem though. It has enough flavor and complexity to be a good fit for a morning smoke with a light coffee. I would also recommend this cigar for beginners, can be a nice initiation to Cuban cigars. Definitely worth trying.