Montecristo No. 5

Montecristo No. 5

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Petit Corona (Perla)
Size : 102 x 15.87 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 5.91 g
Price : 6.30€/each
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The tiny Montecristo No. 5 pleasantly surprised me. I discovered great taste variations in this 30-minutes smoke - I don't know how they managed to pack all of these flavors in such a short stick, but I am sure happy they did.

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Gurkha Doble Maduro

Gurkha Doble Maduro

Origin : Dominican RepublicGurkha
Format : Robusto
Size : 152 X 22 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : N/A
Price : ~$8.00/each
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An attractive stick, though that is one of the few positive points I can make about Gurkha Doble Maduro.

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Partagas Coronas Senior

Partagas Coronas Senior

Origin : CubaPartagas
Factory Name : Corona (Eminente)
Size : 132 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 8.46 g
Price : 5.10€/piece
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Let me make it clear - the Partagas Coronas Senior does not provide an exceptional flavor. However, it's still one of the best 1-hour smokes out there, especially for this price. My first choice when it comes to good price/quality ratios.

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Montecristo Joyitas

Montecristo Joyitas

Origin : CubaMontecristo
Format : Cigarillo
Size : 115 x 10.32 mm
Ring : 26
Weight : 2.81 g
Price : ~$140 for a box of 25
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Beautiful little stick, but for the most part, I must say that Montecristo Joyitas was on the disappointing side, at least mostly.
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Cigar Reviews of the Week #4 (Sep 15 2007)

Every week we choose two great cigar reviews and post links here. Enjoy!

Trinidad 100th Anniversary Robusto

Reviewed by CigarFan at  Keepers of the flame

Amazing story of the Trinidad brand (and a great review, of course). Did you know that Fidel Castro's movement was funded by Trinidad?
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CAO Sopranos Soldier

Reviewed by Brian Hewitt at  Stogie Review

Yes, we like Brian's reviews :) Short summary of this one - a boring cigar.
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Fonseca Invictos

Fonseca Invictos
FonsecaOrigin : Cuba
Format : Corona Grande (Especial)
Size : 134 x 17.86 mm
Ring : 45
Weight : 8.63 g
Price : ~$5/piece
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A cigar that you absolutely have to buy if you come across one, Fonseca Invictos are extremely rare due to the difficulty in making the sharp foot. I got it from a friend who got it from a friend :) The trail's lost...

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Trivia: Tatuaje – La Selección de Cazador

As a big fan of the Tatuaje Brown lables, and Tatuajes in general, I was reading up on Pete Johnson and the Tatuaje line of cigars. I read somewhere that Pete loves his dogs. So much so, that he named the sizes of the Tatuaje Brown and Red labels so that the 1st letter in each size can be used to spell out the name of his dogs. In the case of the Brown label, the 1st letter of each size spells out the name of his dog Hunter.

Havana Cazadores

At this point, those who know Spanish may know where I'm going with this....

I was looking at my box of Tatuaje Regios the other day and noticed something for the 1st time. On the box is the "proper" name of the Brown label line, La Selección de Cazador. A literal translation is "The Selection of Hunter". Cazador means Hunter in Spanish. This little detail escaped my notice before and I found it to be interesting so I thought I'd share this little bit of trivia. Not only the sizes, but the entire Tatuaje Brown Label line is named after Pete's beloved dog. Some of you more observant types may have already caught this, but for other fans of these cigars that may have missed this factoid as I did... I hope you found it interesting.

He's done the same with the Red label line. His other dog is named Havana, so...

The Havana VI sizes:


The man loves his pups. I like that about him.

Romeo y Julieta Cazadores

Romeo y Julieta Cazadores

Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Corona Grande
Size : 162 x 17.46 mm
Ring : 44
Weight : 11.27 g
Price : ~$10/piece
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This is an interesting Romeo y Julieta, with its leathery/spicy taste. It was equal in its pros and cons, starting out pleasant, but becoming harsh near the ring.

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