Trinidad Reyes

Trinidad Reyes

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Petit Corona (Reyes)
Size : 110 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 40
Weight : 7.4 gr.
Hand-Made
Price : ~$180 for a box of 24
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The Trinidad Reyes is not one of your straight out of the box type cigars. These require a bit of ageing first. However, with a couple of weeks in the Humidor, I found this to be an excellent smoke, meaty and wonderful.

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Cigar Reviews of the Week #7 (Oct 6 2007)

As usual, a selection of the best cigar reviews from the blogosphere:

Olor del Cibao Cuban Seed Churchill

Reviewed by Jesse at  Cigar Jack

Sweet and mild Dominican cigar.
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Romeo y Julieta No. 2

Reviewed by E.Z at  Humiblog

One of the rare Cuban cigar reviews that get posted.
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Ashton Cabinet Series Belicoso

Ashton Cabinet Series Belicoso

Origin : Dominican RepublicAshton
Format : Torpedo
Size : 133 x 20.64 mm
Ring : 52
Hand-Made
Price : ~$215 for a box of 25
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Definitely a smoke for the high-profile cigar smoker. You won't even need to put this one in your humidor, though doing so could only improve it. I was leery of it as it was developed only a couple of decades ago, being more oriented towards the tried and true old school cigars. However, for the most part, I was quite pleased with the Ashton Cabinet Series Belicoso.

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Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo Du Roi

Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo Du Roi

Origin : CubaHoyo de Monterrey
Format : Corona
Size : 142 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 9.29 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$12.00/piece
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Ah, the Hoyo De Monterrey, truly a classic since the mid 70's. I can appreciate this smoke, obvously well crafted judging by the look, though the feel is a bit misleading. If you pick up one of these to try, I would advise not paying too much attention to the feel at all.

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Gurkha Grand Reserve Robusto

Gurkha Grand Reserve RobustoOrigin : Dominican RepublicGurkha
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 152 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Weight : N/A
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10.00/each
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I bought the Gurkha Grand Reserve Robusto on a whim and didn't research it until after the purchase. After looking into it a bit, I found that it was combined with Luis XIII Cognac. I really didn't know what to expect from it, and was I surprised.

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Quai d’Orsay Imperiales

Quai d'Orsay Imperiales

Origin : CubaQuai d'Orsay
Format : Churchill/Julieta
Size : 178 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 47
Weight : 15.07 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~/$15.00 piece
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As a more experienced smoker, perhaps my palate is too far along for me to really get the most out of this cigar. Quai d'Orsay Imperiales wasn't offensive, just not for me.

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Gurkha The Beast

Gurkha The BeastOrigin : Dominican RepublicGurkha
Format : Robusto/Toro
Size : 165 x 23 mm
Ring : 58
Weight : N/A
Hand-Made
Price : ~$16.00/each
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Talk about your intense cigar! I found this one to be the epiphany of the phrase, "Full Flavor." I really like Gurkha The Beast as a midday to afternoon smoke, perhaps offset with a good vanilla coffee.

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Arganese Maduro Presidente Petit Corona

Arganese Maduro Presidente Petit Corona
Arganese Cigars
Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 130 x 17 mm
Ring : 42
Wrapper : Brazilian Maduro Matafina
Binder : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$139 for a box of 25 (RRP)
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The whole cigar blogosphere seems to be talking about Arganese cigars, now it's our turn to review one of these. Arganese Maduro Presidente Petit Corona turned out to be a well-constructed full-bodied cigar which provides a nice short smoke.

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