Trinidad Robusto Extra

Trinidad Robusto Extra

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Double Robusto (Dobles)
Size : 156 x 19.84 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Cuba
Binder : Cuba
Filler : Cuba
Price : ~€22 each
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I have been looking forward to trying a cigar from the Trinidad line for quite some time. Although the price of the Robusto Extra scared me off a bit, I ended up splurging on one because I couldn't seem to find a Trinidad available in any other format in Marseille. Needless to say, when I eventually lit this baby up, I was expecting a great deal from it.

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Bahia Gold Churchill

Bahia Gold Churchill

BahiaOrigin : Nicaragua
Format : Churchill
Size : 175 x 19 mm (6 7/8 x 48)
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$9-10 each
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Bahia Gold cigars are made in Nicaragua by Tony Borhani using an aged (4 years) Ecuadorian sumatra wrapper as well as a filler/binder from Dominican Republic. After being rolled, they undergo additional twelve months of aging. Don't expect to find more information on their website which is very incomplete.
I purchased a box of Bahia Gold Churchills a few years ago and have been smoking one every 2-3 months. I decided it was time to post a review when I reached for the last one.

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Cuba Aliados Miami

Cuba Aliados Miami

Reyes Family CigarsOrigin : USA
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Habano
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : N/A
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The Cuba Aliados Miami is manufactured by Reyes Family Cigars, who are the makers of Puros Indios Cigars. These cigars are a different blend than the regular Cuba Aliados line, and are made in Miami instead of Honduras. I had a hard time finding background information on this cigar, as apparently it is a new release.

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Cigar Reviews of the Week #56 (Apr 25 2009)

Every week, we are presenting you a couple of cigar reviews from our fellow bloggers. Enjoy.

Partagas Serie D No. 4

Reviewed by Ben.Lee at  Nice Tight Ash

Ben is not disappointed with this legendary Cuban that he somehow managed to age for 5 years.
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Esteban Carreras 10 Años

Reviewed by Barry at  A Cigar Smoker

The wrapper of this Nicaraguan puro is aged for 10 years. The flavor is earthy with frequent cinnamon hits.
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Sancho Panza Molinos

Sancho Panza Molinos

Origin : CubaSancho Panza
Format : Lonsdale (cervantes)
Size : 165 x 16.67 mm (6.4 x 42)
Ring : 42
Weight : 10.8 g
Box code : PAR JUL 02
Price : ~$200 for a box of 25
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Sancho Panza is an old Cuban brand created in 1852. It is not a well-known line that contains less than 10 cigars, some of them (Bachilleres, Non Plus) being rather average smokes whereas others, for example Coronas Gigantes or Molinos, the object of this review, are on par with cigars from major producers.

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La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 Maduro

La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 5 Maduro

Origin : Dominican RepublicLa Gloria Cubana
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.50″ x 54
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $7 each
More info about purchasing La Gloria Cubana Serie R cigars...

Introduced in 1999, the LGC Serie R is Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s full-bodied offering for fans of the Dominican La Gloria Cubana cigars. They are made in the El Credito factory for General Cigar. The Serie R is available in 5 sizes and each is available with a natural Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper or a Connecticut Broad Leaf Maduro wrapper. All that is except for the Belicoso which is available in the natural wrapper only. The sizes are…

  • No. 4 – 4.875″ x 52 ring
  • No. 5 – 5.5″ x 54 ring
  • No. 6 – 5.875″ x 60 ring
  • No.7 – 7.0″ x 58 ring
  • Belicoso – 5.75″ x 56 ring (natural only)

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Arturo Fuente Forbidden Black Label LBMF

Arturo Fuente Forbidden LBMF

Arturo FuenteOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Figurado
Size : 4 x 48
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$80 (!) each
More info about purchasing Arturo Fuente Opus X cigars...

While in Vegas a few weeks ago, I picked up two of these cigars. As I understand it, Casa Fuente is the only place where you can purchase a black label Forbidden. However, the cigar is the same blend as the regular Opus X banded LBMF.

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Cusano Cuvee Rouge

Cusano Cuvee Rouge

Cusano cigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Toro Gordo
Size : 6 x 54
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Sun Grown
Filler : Ecuador and Dominican
Binder : ?
Price : ~$7-8 each
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Agent 10- Transmission #019

This sneaky target has been up to no good for some time now, with a rap sheet as long as my arm. 4.5/5 stars in European Cgiar Journal; a 90 rating by Cigar Aficionado. We had to take this target in. After he found out we were on his trail, he went into hiding and underwent plastic surgery - he thought we had lost him; he was wrong. Joining me on this mission is my trusty partner in Spydom, Agent G. Together we tracked the target to an inconspicuous walk-in humidor in Monona, Wisconsin. There we apprehended the target and used our ancient methods of interrogation on him.

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