11 responses

  1. tobacmon
    October 7, 2009

    I thought when seeing this great looking cigar it would be one worth the $$$–Looks can be deceiving–some of the ugliest smokes are some of the beat cigars. Thanks for the review!


  2. DeaDMaN
    October 7, 2009

    Ranging from $10 to $20…
    Well, a sad thing is, that in my country (Estonia) this fat boy costs around $26. And after reading this review I have completely lost the interest to try this LE. So thank you Mr. Inspector, You saved my money.


  3. Stephen P
    October 7, 2009

    That’s a lot of money for a stick that’s basically just average. Thanks for taking the time to review it though.


  4. Rich
    October 7, 2009

    Thanks for the review. I was anticipating it to be a little more positive but just another example of “you can’t judge a book by its cover”.


  5. Dsanders
    October 7, 2009

    Nice review…bit harsh on R&J…I rather like the Short Churchills….

    Your review is exactly the reason I have yet to light this one up yet. Sitting in humidor still as I am afraid of similar instances like Cuaba LE. Too young…too soon.

    Instead…I went for a Cohiba Magicos and La Riqueza 1 over the weekend.

    Thanks for the reviews…as always.


  6. Keith1911
    October 8, 2009

    I don’t know if I could spend $20 on a cigar than needs to sit for a couple years before I enjoy it.


  7. Ricardo
    May 13, 2010

    I was smoking a duke and reviewing it.
    I”m glad i’m not alone about i feel about it.
    I paid $33,00 in Brazil for one cigar, that’s 2x i pay for a partagas D4, it really does not worthy it! We have a lot of options for half price!


  8. jake
    June 3, 2010

    Well, the average cost of this stogie in Spain, Switzerland is between $12 and 14 USD, which is a fairly cheap, compared to Padron Anniversary, Opus X by Fuente and other “must have” cigars, which go for over $25 a pop. Now, R&J Duke is a wonderful cigar with lots of flavor, aroma and really enjoyable to smoke. I am not going to completely review this gar. In the nutshell it is far superior to many overrated Dominican and Nicaraguan top rated smokes. As far as the price you pay in your country, blame it your merchants….not cigar.


  9. JV
    July 18, 2011

    I´ve just bought this cigar in Saudi Arabia for 24 USD (90 SAR), maybe I paid too much but for sure I will enjoy it with a good cognac.


  10. PTY
    August 9, 2011

    Got a box about 8 months ago, had the first one the day I got the box. First one was pretty much as you describe, had the second one a week ago, after 8 months in the humi. It is MUCH better than the first one. No burn issues, flavors are strong, It’s better but I have no doubt it will be great with a yr or so in the humi.


  11. Mr. Little
    August 5, 2013

    Bummer to hear the poor experiences of other smokers. I picked up a box of 10 last year in Dubai duty free after the attendant steered me towards them. Never been a big R&J fan, but I’m glad I listened this time. Wow. Awesome sticks, and they keep getting better after a year in my humidor. I was in Dubai last month, but they were all gone. :(


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