For some reason, this is the very first Cuaba cigar that I had the chance of trying. I will not be able to compare this 2008 edicion limitada to cigars in regular production. Obviously, this piramide features an inflated price due to the second band.
I want to start off on this review by thanking a very generous BOTL over at SocialCigar.com for giving me this cigar. JohnLongIsland is a first class brother of the leaf and a 1st class individual as well. John is a big supporter of my fundraising efforts for the Ride for Kids and his generosity is always very much appreciated. He sent me a little gift a short while back that included this fine cigar. Thanks John.
Origin : Cuba Format : Robusto Size : 124 x 19.84 mm (4.8 x 50) Ring Gauge : 50 Wrapper : Cuba Filler : Cuba Binder : Cuba Weight : 11.66 g Box Code : LPA MAY 08 Hecho Totalmente a Mano (Hand-Made) Price : $15.59USD (single), $44.58USD (3-pack), $379.64USD (25-box) Note : The Cohiba Robusto prices are reflective of the full retail price of this cigar from my ISOM source. More info about purchasing Cohiba cigars...
This great review comes courtesy of David Chen - and we hope to see more in future! Enjoy.
I will not bore you with the history of the Cohiba marca as it is already so well known. In addition, a lot has already been written about this particular vitola from Cohiba which is among one of its most popular. It is viewed by many as one of the best Robustos in the world, and has gone a long way towards popularizing this format. I recently purchased a box, and upon their arrival I noticed they were already over a year old. After about a month’s time, to allow them to settle in my humidor, I opened the SLB to sample this Cuban gem. Here are my thoughts…
Trinidad Ingenios is the first limited edition by the brand, released in 2007. This classic lonsdale retails for around 18 USD per single and won’t be an everyday smoke for most of us. In this review I will try to determine whether it’s worth the premium.
This is a gorgeous Laguito No. 2 that I was very excited to try. My luck hasn't been so great with the Cohiba Siglo line, in that they have been too grassy for my taste. So I was hoping that this one would suit me better. The exact box code of this cigar is unknown, but is almost certainly from 2007/2008 production.
This great review comes courtesy of Ray_I, one of our loyal readers. Thank you Ray!
Cigar Smoking is a social activity. Nothing compliments good food, drink and conversation than a cigar. I can think of no other cigar presentation that encourages being social more than Partagas Culebras. Culebras I am told means “snake” and this twisted, braid of a cigar trio is a conversation starter and a Cuban smoke not to be missed.
The lore of why Culebras are braided together range from “so employees could steal more cigars”, to “making it possible that employees couldn’t sell their unique daily stipend of cigars on the black market”. I tend to believe the legend that says “this is a marketing ploy.” Whatever story you subscribe to the Culebras won’t let you down.
Considered as one of the most successful Cuban limited editions (among the recent ones), the Montecristo Sublime was released in 2008. The size, sublime, was first used by Cohiba in 2004 (for a limited edition as well). It is both fat (54 ring gauge, a monster by Cuban standards) and long (6 1/2 inches), which implies a smoking time of at least 1h30. I had one of these lying in the humidor for a few months now and was waiting for the day I would be able to dedicate enough time to fully enjoy the smoke. This day finally came and here is my review.