Origin : Cuba
Factory Name : Hermoso No. 4 (Robusto)
Size : 127 x 19.05 mm
Ring : 48
Weight : 14.26 g
Box code : JNL SEP 04
Price : ~$10 each
El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme is the second cigar that I got during my recent trip to Dubai. As the vintage Saint Luis Rey Serie A wasn’t exactly as good as I expected, I was ready to experience another disappointment with this quite aged (4 years old) batch of cigars. Fortunately, these turned out to be rather good.
Appearance : Rating:
This is the kind of looks I expect from a good Cuban cigar. The wrapper is beautiful and moderately-veined, it is soft and pleasant to the touch. I was worried by a complete lack of pre-light smell but my worries were useless.
Flavor : Rating:
The beginning is pleasantly woody with slight spice, I immediately felt that this is not a young cigar as the balance was perfect. The Choix Supreme is very easy to smoke, it’s definitely a great cigar for beginners. As I progressed, I noticed creamy and smooth notes of coffee with milk. In the second third, I was surprised to find more peppery notes. Light- to medium-bodied from the beginning, it becomes more powerful near the last third, with rich honey notes mixed with just a bit of earth and leather.
Value : Rating:
Not exactly a bargain, but a decent price/quality ratio.
Overall Rating : Rating:
I think that the El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme is very underrated. I can’t say that this is a hidden gem though. It has enough flavor and complexity to be a good fit for a morning smoke with a light coffee. I would also recommend this cigar for beginners, can be a nice initiation to Cuban cigars. Definitely worth trying.