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Cigar Reviews of the Week #62 (Jul 4 2009)

Happy Independence Day!

Here comes our weekly selection of cigar reviews from the blogosphere:

Opus X Forbidden BBMF

Reviewed at  SmokingStogie.com

One of the most expensive cigars out there, this beauty costs around $125. Make sure you check out great pics on the blog - this will make you drool.
Read the full review here...
Read Lee's recent review of the Arturo Fuente Forbidden Black Label LBMF...

EO Brands No. 21

Reviewed by Adam at  Fire Up That Cigar

Adam reviews this decent Connecticut bundle cigar from EO.
Read the full review here....

Samplers from FlatBed Cigars (Panacea)

Cigars from FlatBed continue to encounter a nice success on the blogosphere. If you would like to try some, there are currently 4-pack samplers of Panacea Black (check out Michael's raving review here) on sale at $19.99. Just head over to their site and select "Samplers (Sale)" in the left menu.
Enjoy.

Cheap Smoke: Oliva Serie G Maduro

Oliva Serie G Maduro

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Robusto
Size : 4.5 x 50
Price : ~$3.50-$4.00
More info about purchasing Oliva Serie G Maduro cigars...

This review comes courtesy of Charlie aka Labman.

The Oliva Serie G Maduro was one of the first maduro cigars I ever had the pleasure of smoking, and it has remained one of my favourites ever since. The Serie G sports a very dark, oily wrapper that for a first timer can be a little intimidating. But, once lit, all fears melt away as the Serie G delivers rich flavours of dark chocolate, toasted nuts, and hints of coffee. A light spice and sweet tanginess can be detected when retro-haling the Serie G's creamy smoke through the sinuses. Even though I would classify the Oliva Serie G Maduro as medium-full in body, it's a cigar that even the most inexperienced smoker can enjoy. So go out, give it a try, and be sure to let us know what you think!

Thumbs Up!

Montecristo No. 4 Reserva

Montecristo No. 4 Reserva

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Petit Corona (Mareva)
Size : 129 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$30 each (very hard to find)
More info about purchasing Montecristo cigars...

Montecristo No. 4 Reserva were released in 2007 in very limited quantities (only 5.000 boxes were made) in tribute to the best-selling Cuban cigar ever, Montecristo No. 4. I got mine courtesy of TopCubans.com and I was very eager to try it out. Needless to say, they have become very hard to find since 2007.

Read the full review of Montecristo No. 4 Reserva...

Cheap Smoke: La Vieja Habana Maduro Bombero

La Vieja Habana Maduro Bombero

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Toro
Size : 6 x 52
Price : ~$3
More info about purchasing La Vieja Habana cigars...

I remember being introduced the La Vieja Habana line from Drew Estate a couple of years ago at one of my favorite B&M's. I was instantly impressed. I've stuck mostly with the Cameroon, but recently had a chance to pick up some Maduro for a change. Once lit, I knew I'd found another favorite from the LVH line. I loved the rich volume of smoke from this guy. There was a touch of sweetness amongst the coffee notes. And at around $3.00 - $4.00 locally, these are definite winners. So whether on the golf course, working around the house or even the commute, these are great to have around.

Thumbs Up!

Tatuaje Reserva Regios

Tatuaje Reserva Regios

TatuajeOrigin : USA
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.5″ x 50
Wrapper : Sun Grown Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
More info about purchasing Tatuaje cigars...

This year hasn’t been as prolific with the new cigars like last year was, but 2009 has brought a few new things from my favorite brand of cigars, Tatuaje. This year there are two new additions to the Tatuaje Reserva line of cigars. Two of my favorite Tatuaje Brown Label vitolas now have a Reserva version, the Noellas and the Regios. The Regios will always hold a special place in my heart as it was the first Tatuaje I had ever smoked, and it was the first vitola in the brand that I purchased an entire box of. So when I heard that the Regios was being used for a new Reserva I was predictably excited.

Read the full review of Tatuaje Reserva Regios...

Medina 1959 Miami Robusto

Medina 1959 Miami Robusto

Medina 1959 MiamiOrigin : USA
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Sumatra
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Hand-Made
Price : $189.99 for a box of 25
More info about purchasing Medina 1959 Miami Robusto cigars...

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.

Read the full review of Medina 1959 Miami Robusto...

2009 Cuban Cigar Limited Editions

Bolivar Petit Belicoso 2009 Limited Edition

This year, Habanos SA will be releasing three limited editions (just like in 2008). They will hit the shelves at the end of the year and, according to pre-tastings published in the cigar press, we should get our wallets ready. Here is the list of the limitadas:

I am especially eager to try the new H. Upmann, as I really enjoy the previous Magnum series (Magnum 46 and Magnum 50).

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