Origin : Cuba
Format : Long Panatela
Size : 175 x 11.11 mm
Ring : 28
Weight : 5.01 g
Price : ~$10/piece
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Very smooth and pleasant smoke, I can recommend it sincerely. Maybe a little stronger would be better.
Looks for girls, indeed, men are 'supposed' to smoke big now, but occasionaly I go for this sensitive looking one...
The burn and construction are always flawless with a perfect draw. More resistant to overheating than most large gauge cigars.
Fruity and spicy with a woody and honey sweetness. Slightly salty as well, especially in the finish. A bit more refined and subtle and a bit milder than No. 4. The taste is rich albeit with subtle nuances, so it should be smoked with mineral water or light coffe, and not with anything strong.
Since the price has been reduced recently, La Gloria Cubana Medaille d'Or No. 3 became much more interesting.
Overall Rating :
A cigar for the experienced smoker only. It takes some serious skill to smoke this slow enough and keep it lit in order to maximize its flavor and quality.