Cheap Smoke: Quintero Londres Extra

Quintero Londres Extra

Origin : CubaQuintero cigars
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 4.8 x 40
Price : ~$3.00
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Quintero is one of the least known Cuban cigar marcas. Among several vitolas that are available, I found the Londres Extra, a 4.8 x 40 mareva, to be the most interesting. At approximately $3 each (online), the price/quality ratio is particularly interesting. Quintero Londres Extra are usually well-constructed, with a self-correcting burn, easy draw and ample smoke. The flavor is bold (wood, leather) and consistent from start to finish, I would classify this as a medium- to full-bodied smoke. The cigar might taste ‘green’ if it is less than 6 months old; the recommended aging time is 1-2 years.

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7 Comments on “Cheap Smoke: Quintero Londres Extra”

  1. I’d give Cuban Quinteros a thumbs down, doesn’t matter how cheap they are – essence of farmyard. I’ve had many ‘cheap’ moments when I just can’t afford any other Cuban I’ve gone for Brevas or Nacionals – and regretted it every time. Don’t let a Quintero be your first Cuban cigar it will give you a totally wrong impression.

    Also to mention they are machine bunched but ‘hand finished’.

  2. Labman (Charlie) says:

    I’ve seen these and always wondered what they were like. Thanks for the review!

  3. Alexandre says:

    I do agree with the thumbs up review. Have smoked a couple of them and they’re really good for their price. Not my favorite cuban, of course, but might save you in a cigar-craving emergency for sure.

  4. phathungarian says:

    First, the price is unbeatable. I am in Canada so we get hosed on everything we buy, still you can grab one of these for around $7. Not the nicest looking cigar, unfortunately.
    The smoke is good in every way. Nice draw and burns relatively even although a little on the fast side I thought. Very tasty from the beginning. A nice daytime stogie for a walk in the park. Excellent value.

  5. they say you can’t polish a turd, but these age fairly well, so there must be some quality in there somewhere.

  6. Mario Gomes says:

    It’s a matter of personal taste. I’ve tried all kinds from the most expensive to the cheapest cuban cigar out there, and surprisingly, Quinteros are now the only one for me. Love the real tobacco flavor, not too spicy, and goes well with a bottle of rum. Don’t listen to the negative comments and try it yourself to make you own opinion. I did.

  7. Mr Gomes, you are right same experience here.
    Yesterday an H. Upman Sir Winston, day before yesterday Romeo y Julieta Churchill but Marca Fina Panama Gigantes (Panama tobacco) and the Quintero Panatella, Brevas and Nacionales gave me the same smoking pleasure.

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