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
Price : ~/$15.00 piece

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.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★★
The look of this smoke is comparable to some of the best. The wrapper exudes a nice shiney oily appearance. Very handsome.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★½
Well constructed. Very even feel to it, no lumps or loose spots. It had a good even burn also, no problem with this aspect.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★☆☆
This is the part I didn’t like. The first third was smooth, I’ll admit, but it was so smooth that I almost didn’t get any flavor from it at all. A little creaminess in the second third, but yet again, almost undetectable. The final third was okay, but it was like the sensation that I usually get at the first light. This was just too neutral of a cigar for my taste.

Value : Rating: ★★★☆☆
I have to say that the advanced smoker would be wise to invest in another option.

Overall Rating : Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Really, it wasn’t a bad tasting smoke at all, it just seemed to have very little flavor. I am of the thought that perhaps if you were a first time smoker with an overly sensitive mouth, this might be the ideal place to start. For me though, I’ll have to pass on this one.

6 Comments on “Quai d’Orsay Imperiales”

  1. Chaz Dickens says:

    I have the complete opposite opinion. I wasn’t overly fond of the look of these, as they had a loose appearance about them. The taste however, I found quite pleasurable. It had just enough spice to get my attention, but not enough to burn me. I did have one uneven burn, but I got it going right. Not a bad cigar. The price is a little high for them I think.

  2. Stephen Keen says:

    It wasn’t so much the taste of this good old cigar that really got me, but the smell and the aftertaste. Oh, the taste was smooth enough, but the aftertaste lingered forever! The smell was all hardcore country. Good looking cigar too.

  3. Wynnefield says:

    As an experienced smoker, this is one of my favorite churchills and I would compare them to the Cohiba Esplendido. The subtle flavors which were described as creamy above, actually reminded me of times as a young teenager when my uncle would cut fresh sugar cane stalks for us to chew directly from the fields.

    I enjoy the subtle complexities of this cigar with creamy hints of cinnamon and other smooth flavors. There is always a box of these buried some place in my humidor.

  4. I think Wynnefield’s correct. This is a cigar I almost have trouble keeping up with. It may not pack a punch but this cigar’s subtlety should be a model for most other producers…parades scent and flavor profiles like a fine seven course meal.

  5. I had have 2 box,one very good,light but rich in flavours,honey and vanilla,pure habana candys…second box….pure cartonboard…were 2 box of the same cuno and date!!!

  6. I agree. I am a fan of more full flavored Cubans, and I find these to be extremely bland. I tried. But I will stick w my Partagas, RAs and Bolivar. I want to TASTE my cigars, not have to LOOK FOR flavors! CHEERS

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