July 24, 2007
Origin : Cuba
Format : Long Panatela
Size : 175 x 11.11 mm
Ring : 28
Weight : 5.01 g
Price : ~$10/piece
Very smooth and pleasant smoke, I can recommend it sincerely. Maybe a little stronger would be better.
Appearance : [rating:2.5/5]
Looks for girls, indeed, men are ‘supposed’ to smoke big now, but occasionaly I go for this sensitive looking one…
Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
The burn and construction are always flawless with a perfect draw. More resistant to overheating than most large gauge cigars.
Flavor : [rating:4/5]
Fruity and spicy with a woody and honey sweetness. Slightly salty as well, especially in the finish. A bit more refined and subtle and a bit milder than No. 4. The taste is rich albeit with subtle nuances, so it should be smoked with mineral water or light coffe, and not with anything strong.
Value : [rating:4/5]
Since the price has been reduced recently, La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or No. 3 became much more interesting.
Overall Rating : [rating:overall/5]
A cigar for the experienced smoker only. It takes some serious skill to smoke this slow enough and keep it lit in order to maximize its flavor and quality.
May 7, 2014
Excellent cigar, is a big mistake that they stopped making them. Have excellent taste, rich diverse flavour than different regional editions with larger ring gauge. I’ll enjoy it. My are from 02.
February 15, 2009
Normally, I don’t at all enjoy panetelas.. Burning too hot & not enough smoke/draw ratio. But this one has been the only one so far I would buy again! I enjoyed it with some Wild Turkey bourbon on a summer mid-day and it suited down to the ground!
July 25, 2007
I don’t really like this cigar… way too thin for me.
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