Cigar Review – Horacio Colosso 2016


Size : 140 x 60
Wrapper : Equator
Filler : Nicaragual
Binder : Costa Rica
Hand-Made
Price : ~$13 EUR / 15 USD

As you may have followed I have discovered Costa Rican cigars not long ago with the great El Septimo brand. Since then I have tried to find more cigars from this region and heard about Horacio. Sadly, only the binder is from Costa Rica, the filer is from Nicaragua. The brand used to produce with Costa Rican fillers before moving to Nicaragua in one of the best tobacco growing part of the country.

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

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Cigar Review – Balmoral Anejo XO Lanceros FT Edición 2016

Balmoral CigarsOrigin : Dominican Republic
Format : Lanceros (Laguito No.1)
Size : 192 x 38
Wrapper : Brazilian Arapiraca
Filler : Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Brazil
Binder : Dominican Olor
Hand-Made
Price : ~$11 EUR / 12 USD

Dutch company Balmoral dates back to the 1890s, and is distinctive in Europe for having both very popular ranges of short-filler machine-made slightly upscale cigars - like their 'Sumatra' line using Indonesian Java - Sumatra, Brazilian & Havana Remedios tobaccos - but also 5 lines of hand-rolled premium cigars, including this Anejo XO.

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

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Cigar Review – Punch Punch (Cuban)

Origin : CubaPunch
Format : Coronas Gordas
Size : 143 x 46
Origin : Cuba
Hand-Made
Brand Strength : Medium
Price : ~$8-11 each
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Punch was created in 1844 by Don Manuel López of Juan Valle & Co, this makes it one of the oldest brand still in production.It was creating with an eye on the fast growing British market where a humorous magasine of the same name was in vogue at that time. Today most of Punch production is being rolled at la Corona Factory in Havana

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

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Cigar Review – Romeo Y Julieta Churchill


Origin : CubaRomeo y Julieta
Format : Julieta No.2
Size : 178 X 47
Brand strength : Medium
Hand-Made
Cuba
Price : £17
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Draw : ★★★★★☆
Burn : ★★★★☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★★☆
Aroma : ★★★★★☆
Strength : ★★★☆☆☆

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Cigar Review – Vegas Robaina Clasico 1999

Origin : CubaVegas Robaina
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 165 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 10.8 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$13 each
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Vegas Robaina was created in 1997 after the famous Robaina family known for growing the finest wrapper in the San Luis area in Pinar del Region, in Cuba. At the origin of the creation of the Marca, Don Alejandro, the old man and true legend in the world of cigar was looking after the family plantation. This year Vegas robin celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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

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Cigar Review – El Rey Del Mundo Lonsdale (Vintage 2000)

Origin : CubaEl Rey del Mundo
Format : Cervantes
Size : 163 mm x 42
Ring : 42
Hand-Made
Brand Strength : Medium
Price :€14-
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Draw : ★★★☆☆☆
Flavour : ★★★★★☆
Aroma : ★★★★★☆
burn : ★★★★☆☆
strength : ★★★☆☆☆

Overall Quality : ★★★★☆☆

El Rey Del Mundo , translated the king of the world, was created in 1882 with a very modest vision. Since then, the marca has produced some of the finest habanos on the market.
Easily recognisable by its creamy texture, El Rey Del Mundo tends to develop very elegant blend with a massive ageing potential.
As stated on Instagram (don't forget to follow Cigar Inspector on the social medias), I was craving for an aged El Rey Del Mundo. This one isn't very old, but I believe after 17 years one can mention it is an aged cigar! Should I mention the incredible price? €14 from La Casa Del Habanos Knokke!!!

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Cigar Review – Por Larranaga Picadores

Origin : CubaPor Larranaga
Format : Hermosos 4
Size : 127 x 48
Hand-Made
Price : ~$15
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Note from the Inspector :
Por Larranaga is the oldest brand still in production. It was created in 1834 and since then the marca develops light to medium blends, very elegant and soft. In the 1950s For Larranaga factory was the producing the finest cigars In Cuba. The Pro Larranaga factory was for many years the "student factory", training the rollers.
At present, the brand comprises 3 current production cigars, the petit corona being one of my all time favourite short smoke and now the Picadores adding a larger format to the range.

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

Overall : ★★★★☆☆

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El Rey Del Mundo – Choix Suprême

Origin : CubaEl Rey del Mundo
Factory Name : Hermoso No. 4 (Robusto)
Size : 127 x 19.05 mm (5 x 48)
Weight : 14.26 g
Hand-Made
Box year : OCT 2016
Factory Box Code : OMS
Price : $13-£19 each
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Background:
Founded in 1882, by the already existing factory Antonio Allones, who decided to launch a new brand for fine cigars.
Without modesty, the brand was named “El Rey del Mundo” which literally means “The King of the World”, specialized in Tripla Larga, Totalmente a mano production (long filler completely handmade), sourcing tobacco grown in the premium Vuelta Abajo zone in the western part of Cuba.

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