6 responses

  1. Steve
    October 28, 2011

    These are great little NCs. The coronas are even better. I wish more NC manufacturers could come up with complex cigars with a medium profile such as these.

  2. BetFold
    October 29, 2011

    I think they chose Spain because, as far as I remember, it’s the biggest cigar market in Europe. I bet the cost there is closer to 8-9 EUR though…

  3. John Tidyman
    March 13, 2012

    “menthol, leather, grass, and a hint of marzipan.” Really? Menthol and marzipan? While we’re at it, what do leather and grass taste like?

  4. Aaron
    March 13, 2012

    Leather tastes like leather and grass (the dry kind) tastes like grass. What else would it taste like. Yes I have chewed leather and yes I have tasted dry hay and grass. You don’t have to go as far as me to build a palate though, you can just go by the aroma and flavors you pick up through retrohaling. I’m sorry but taste is not just a sensory picked up by the tongue, but mostly by the nose. And the nose can decipher thousands of difference aromas and flavors. This is not BS but medical fact, I would know since I work within the medical field. Next time in a middle of a nasty cold/flu, smoke a cigar and tell me what you taste. It’s almost nothing, cause your sinuses are flooded with mucus and swollen. This is because you can’t taste without the ability to smell. Every cigar reviewer worth his salt will tell you the exact thing. It’s no different if you are a wine reviewer or connoisseur. Menthol is only menthol because of it’s oily aroma, it hardly has flavor, that’s why it penetrates the sinuses, why do you think people use it for colds. Whether you just taste bitter and sweet and nothing else, you don’t see me criticizing you. You smoke what you like and like what you smoke. I liked the Quesada Espana, how did you like it? Or did you even smoke it before criticizing my flavor spectrum?

  5. Jesse Wood
    May 5, 2012

    Went to a Quesada event here in Houston last night and Mr. Quesada had brought a few boxes of these with him. I agree that these great smokes and brought a few home with me. Great review by the way.

    In response to John Tidyman’s comments, I have to say, really?? Do you ever take the time to try to identify all the different aromas and tastes present in your cigars? If not, that’s okay. Enjoy them however you want. But please don’t try to criticize those of us who do. I pick up notes of leather and grass/hay very often in my cigars and I love it. It’s a shame that you don’t.

  6. Ally
    April 8, 2014


    Just fuming a Quesda Espana robusto, great smoke…and then there’s the rest of us who are flavor-thymic – or whatever the Latin word it’s there for it! – who have the palate but cannot name the notes! and I am more or less in that category but really appreciate reading reviews to expand on my vocabulary.
    To add to the complexity, the rate one smokes as well as the stick’s humidity also greatly affects the taste.
    Not to mention that focusing on the flavors, is a very meditative and mindful practice.


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