La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or No. 3

La Gloria Cubana Medaille d'Or No. 3

Origin : CubaLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Long Panatela
Size : 175 x 11.11 mm
Ring : 28
Weight : 5.01 g
Price : ~$10/piece

Very smooth and pleasant smoke, I can recommend it sincerely. Maybe a little stronger would be better.

Appearance : Rating: ★★½☆☆
Looks for girls, indeed, men are ‘supposed’ to smoke big now, but occasionaly I go for this sensitive looking one…

Construction : Rating: ★★★★½
The burn and construction are always flawless with a perfect draw. More resistant to overheating than most large gauge cigars.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★☆
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.

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
Since the price has been reduced recently, La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or No. 3 became much more interesting.

Overall Rating : 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.

3 Comments on “La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or No. 3”

  1. I don’t really like this cigar… way too thin for me.

  2. Normally, I don’t at all enjoy panetelas.. Burning too hot & not enough smoke/draw ratio. But this one has been the only one so far I would buy again! I enjoyed it with some Wild Turkey bourbon on a summer mid-day and it suited down to the ground!

  3. Excellent cigar, is a big mistake that they stopped making them. Have excellent taste, rich diverse flavour than different regional editions with larger ring gauge. I’ll enjoy it. My are from 02.

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