Cigar Reviews of the Week #58 (9 May 2009)

Here is our weekly selection of cigar reviews from the blogosphere.

Cabaiguan Robusto Extra

Reviewed by Barry at  A Cigar Smoker

Mild to medium morning cigar.
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Padilla Signature 1932 Robusto

Reviewed by Michael at  The Cigar Box

Michael tries the Pepin version of the Padilla 1932 and is globally satisfied.
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Read our review of the Padilla Signature 1932 Robusto...

Mi Barrio El Puro

Mi Barrio El Puro

Photo credit: Florez Cigars

Origin : NicaraguaDon Pepin Garcia
Format : Double Corona
Size : 7 1/2 x 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $9+
More info about purchasing Mi Barrio cigars...

Background Info

Mi Barrio “my neighborhood” is a limited-edition cigar that was created by Jose Pepin Garcia for United Tobacco. The band shows off artwork by Edin Gutierrez. I received “El Puro” (7.5 x 52), which was released July 15, 2008 for IPCPR. Each release offers different artwork on the label. Very interesting concept.

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Montecristo Especial No. 1

Montecristo Especial No. 1

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Grand Panatela
Size : 192 x 15.08 mm (7 1/2 x 38)
Ring : 38
Weight : 10.29 g
Box code : LSO OCT 05
Price : ~$13 each
More info about purchasing Montecristo cigars...

It's not often that I decide to go for a panatela. This time, it wasn't really my decision because I smoked this cigar (more precisely, three cigars) at my friend's house who owns a box dated 2005. Montecristo Especial No. 1 is a grand panatela, over 7 inches long, with a ring gauge of 38. It is not as long as the monster Montecristo A, but still requires well over one hour to finish, depending on your pace.

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H. Upmann Robusto

H. Upmann Robusto

H. UpmannOrigin : Cuba
Format : Robusto
Size : 127 (5 in) x 21 mm
Ring : 50
Release : 2007
Price : ~$200 for 6 cigars travel humidor
More info about purchasing H. Upmann cigars...

Background Info

This cigar is not a regular release, it can only be found in the H. Upmann travel humidor that was released in 2007. It’s a great looking travel humidor and comes with six robustos inside. If you are looking for a six-cigar robusto travel humidor that looks incredibly sexy, this is a no brainer.

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Humidor & Lighters contest winners

We are finally done building the list of people who participated - there were well over 350 participants who we would like to heartily thank for their support. Of course, this number also means that we will be giving away 5 lighters along with the main prize, The Florence humidor.

To choose the winners, we used the Randomizer. The lucky person who gets the humidor is...

And here are the e-mails of aficionados who will be able to choose a $20 lighter from the whole selection over at

The winners have been notified by e-mail. If you think it was blocked by your spam filter, do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Many thanks to our generous sponsors, If you are looking for a humidor or other cigar accessories, I highly recommend you to do business with Dave.

Thanks again to all of you who participated, tune in for more contests in future!

Don Lino Africa Kifaro

Don Lino Africa Kifaro

Origin : Nicaragua
Format : Belicoso
Size : 6.25" x 52
Ring : 52
Wrapper : Nicaraguan Habano
Filler : Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $6 each
More info about purchasing Don Lino Africa cigars...

There is a lot of Internet talk about these new smokes that include tobaccos from Nicaragua, Africa, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Mostly, it’s positive in nature. Unfortunately, my experience hasn’t been so upbeat.

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Cigar Reviews of the Week #57 (May 2 2009)

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

Los Blancos Connecticut

Reviewed by Ricky at  Cigar Command

Mild to medium-bodied Connecticut smoke with balanced flavors, according to Ricky.
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Regalo Extra Toro

Reviewed by Scott at  Cigar Choice

Regalo cigars are Leaf and Ale exclusive. Looks like this is a nice smoke.
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La Riqueza #3

La Riqueza #3

Origin : NicaraguaLa Riqueza
Format : Corona Gorda
Size : 5 5/8" x 48
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Dark USA Conn. Broadleaf
Filler : Nicaragua
Binder : Nicaragua
Price : $9 each
More info about purchasing La Riqueza cigars...

La Riqueza is one of the new lines of cigars rolled out by Pete Johnson and Don Jose Pepin Garcia. The name means “The Riches” in Spanish. According to sales propaganda, this line is a departure from the Tatuaje character of full–bodied smokes, focusing on a full-flavored, medium-bodied experience. If this were the goal, they pierced the bullseye.

Read the full review of La Riqueza #3...

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