Cigar Review – Davidoff Winston Churchill Late Hour Robusto

DavidoffOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Wrapper : Ecuador - Habano Marron Oscuro
Binder : Mexico - Negro San Andres
Filler : Dominican Republic - San Vicente Mejorado Visus / Piloto Seco / Olor Visus
Nicaragua - Esteli Visus / Condega Visus
Hand-Made
Price : ~$17.5 each
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Davidoff is one of the most famous cigar brands worldwide. The brand was first famous for its Cuba cigars until 1991-1992. Then for their Dominican cigars. But in the past few years we have seen them exploring the world with new complex blend such as this Winston Churchill Late Hour.

Draw : ★★★★★★
Burn : ★★★★½☆
Flavour : ★★★★½☆
Aroma : ★★★★☆☆
strength : ★★★½☆☆

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Cigar Review – El Septimo Exception White

El SeptimoOrigin : Costa Rica
Size : 130 x 60
Hand-Made : 10 Years old tobacco
Price : ~$50
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Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★½☆
Flavour : ★★★★★☆
Aroma : ★★★★½☆
Strength : ★★★½☆☆

Overall : ★★★★½☆

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Cigar Review – Arturo Fuente Opus X Robusto

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 1/4 x 50
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Hand-Made
Price : ~$30 each
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I have always been amazed by all the lifestyle behind the incredible Fuente family. The Opus line almost became an addiction for some and a myth for others.
Not my everyday cigar, as I normally do not spend over $15 in new world cigars, but I thought I would give it a try again.

Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavours : ★★★½☆☆
Aromas : ★★★★☆☆
Strength : ★★★☆☆☆

Overall Quality : ★★★★☆☆ (4.1)

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Cigar Review – Trinidad Topes (2016 Limited Edition)

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Topes
Size : 125 x 56
Hand-Made
Price : ~$35 each
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Draw : ★★★★☆☆
Burn : ★★★☆☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★★½☆
Strength : ★★★½☆☆

Overall : ★★★★☆☆ (3.8)

Introduction
Trinidad has always been one of my all-time favourite cigar. Just thinking of the old band fundadores (El Laguito factory production from 1998 to 2003) gives me goose bumps.
The story sets the creation of the brand in 1969 as a different blend used for diplomatic purposes. Only in 1998 a current production Trinidad was release to the public. This production was set in El Laguito (Cohiba factory), for the famous long and thin habanos: Fundadores. In 2003, the brand moved out from its mother factory to the province to grow the production.
Trinidad is known for very smooth and elegant blend with a slow and balanced development mainly characterized by its creamy texture.

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Cigar Review – El Septimo Exception Black

El SeptimoOrigin : Costa Rica
Size : 133 x 60
Hand-Made : 9 Years old tobacco
Price : ~$44
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Draw : ★★★★★★
Burn : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★★☆☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆☆
Strength : ★★★½☆☆

Overall : ★★★★½☆

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Review Quai d’Orsay No.50 – Pre Release

Origin : CubaQuai d'Orsay
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 110 mm x 50
Ring : 50
Hand-Made
Price :NA-

NEW
6 categories review

Draw : ★★★★★☆
Flavour : ★★★½☆☆
Aroma : ★★★½☆☆
Construction : ★★★★★☆
Consistency : ★★★★☆☆

Overall Quality : ★★★★☆☆

Quai d'Orsay was created in the 70s when the recently elected president at the time, Valery Giscard d'Estaing, asked his minister of economy to create a French cigar. As the former president explained "France is known for its perfume, champagne, foie gras but nothing in the world of tobacco".
La Seita, company that had the monopoly of tobacco in France, was commissioned to create a cigar for the French market. Quai d'Orsay became the third brand at that time on the market with a non Cuban name, after Davidoff and Dunhill.

The marca was present in minor markets only. Over the past decade France was able to enjoy beautiful Quai d'Orsay regional editions that became collector items.

This year, during the festival we were all pleased to attend the "relaunch" of a brand I particularly enjoy. Habanos S.A. decided to push Quai d'Orsay to a wider audience outside the French boundaries.
Not only a stunning rebranding with a new super cool band and packaging, the blend has been modified without forgetting the roots of the originally French marca. Therefore we were able to enjoy 3 vitolas, one of them is very trendy No.50.

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Review Romeo Y Julieta Capuletos EL 2016


Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Sobresalietes
Size : 153 X 53
Release : 2016
Brand strength : Medium
Hand-Made
Price : £30
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Named after William Shakespare’s tragic lovers, the origin of Romeo y Julieta as Habano date back to 1875. Wiston Churchill became a devote to the brand and following his visit to Havana in 1946, his name has not been commemorated on a band, but it has also served to describe the marque’s most famous size…Romeo y Julieta Churchills.

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H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva (Pre-Release)

H. Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva 2011

Origin : CubaH. Upmann
Format : Churchill / Julieta No. 2
Size : 178 mm (7) x 47
Ring : 47
Hand-Made
Price : N/A (prerelease)
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H. Upmann is one of the oldest and most respected brands. Created in 1844, the marca is known for its soft to medium blend and delicate flavors.

I have always been a Sir Winston aficionado. Its creamy texture and soft development makes it a lovely long cigar for any time of the day. Therefore I was delighted when Habanos S.A. decided to make a Gran Reserva with one of my favorite vitola from an elegant flavored blend.

Habanos will be releasing 5,000 numbered boxes of 15 cigars.

The first night of the XIXe festival del Habanos was quite challenging. The rain was the last minute guest and didn’t allow the cigar to have the launch we were all expecting for. Luckily we still managed to receive some samples for us to enjoy.

As most of the pre-release it is important to note that the cigars are coming straight from the factory and didn’t have enough time for the leaves to blend between each other. However this is a Gran Reserva therefore the leaves have been aged for 5 years before being rolled. All leaves are coming from the 2011 crop.

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