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2016 Must Try Premium Cigars 12-1!



2016 Must Try Premium Cigars 12-1!

Throughout the year, we have reviewed some of the best and hard to find cigars in the industry and each one were fantastic and a pleasure to smoke.  We have a total of 24 cigars that you need to definitely try the when you visit your cigar retailer, shop or cigar lounge.  Some of these cigars may be harder to locate but they are definitely worth the search.

Try and new cigar and enjoy “Keep It Smokey My Friends.”

No. 12 Rocky Patel Twenties Cigar.


The Rocky Patel Twenties cigar offers provided a slow burn and an earthy character with notes of spice and cocoa.  There were some underlying sweet tones in the aroma and on the finish.  A fairly complex cigar with richness that lingers on the palate, it has an excellent draw and overall construction.

Wrapper: Honduran; Binder: Honduran; Filler: Honduran and Nicaragua; Size: 4 1/2” x 50.

Cost: $9.65

Rating: 90

No. 11 AVO Nicaragua Cigar.


The AVO Nicaragua offers a unique combination of flavors that include spicy, nutty and earthy notes.  It has an outstanding construction that provided for a very smooth draw and produced a long and solid ash.  The overall full body cigar has both a consistent sweetness and a flavorful finish.

Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican, Nicaragua and Peru;

Size: 4” x 52.

Cost: $8.90

Rating: 90

No. 10 LH Colorado Blend Cigar.


The LH Colorado Maduro cigar has excellent construction with a great burn and a smooth draw.  It offers a big and full flavor profile with a rich and highly appealing aroma and a slightly sweet, peppery character.  This cigar is a well-balanced medium-body that offers a long and flavorful finish.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Peru, Ecuador and Nicaragua;

Size: 5” x 52.

Cost: $8.50

Rating: 91

No.9 Cohiba Luxury Selection LS No.2 cigar.



Outstanding over all construction with a great burn and draw.  A great medium-body with a big aroma. A very good construction that held on to a long ash.  Some spice develop through the nose with traces that lingered on the palate.  Excellent and well made with a big price tag.

Wrapper: Cameroon Meerapfel African Gold; Binder: Mexican; Filler: Dominican Republic, Brazilian; Size: 6” x 52.

Cost: $38.00

Rating: 91

No.8 Padilla No.4 Cigar.


Overall a very well made full flavored and medium bodied cigar with an outstanding construction.  Well balanced and complex with sweet undertones.  Spices were also consistently detected through the nose.  A solid medium body with a long, flavorful finish.  An excellent cigar.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano Oscuro; Binder: Nicaraguan; Filler: Dominican Republic and Nicaragua; Size: 5” x 54.

Cost: $5.50

Rating: 91

No.7 Dunhill Signed Range Seleccion Suprema by General Cigar.


A medium-full body with a full and long finish.  Consistent and lingering spice on the palate with plenty of bold earthy flavors.  Complex cigar with developments in flavor and body intensity.  Traces of coffee and earthiness are present on the palate.  An excellent burn produced a flaky ash.  Solid to touch with an outstanding construction.  Very well made and full of flavor.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa; Binder: Broadleaf; Filler: Brazilian Mata Fina & Nicaragua;

Size: 6” x 50.

Cost: $20.00

Rating: 91

No.6 D’Crossier Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Lancero Cigar.


Outstanding construction with a very slow and even burn.  Spices are noticeable through the nose along with solid tobacco flavors.  There’s some underlying sweetness that was introduced.  A full rich aroma and an even burn.  Complex with rich flavors.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano; Binder: Costa Rican Sumatra; Filler: Costa Rica & Dominican Republic; Size: 7 1/2” x 38.

Cost: $6.20

Rating: 91

No. 5 Gran Habano La Conquista Cigars.


Gran Habano La Conquista offers a very nice approach to full body through to its last inch. It is a consistent cigar that continued developing all the way down to the nub.  Overall, it is an extremely well made cigar that is packed with great flavor and offers a very flavorful, long and spicy finish.

Wrapper: Nicaraguan; Binder: Nicaraguan; Filler: Nicaragua, Costa Rican & Colombian;

Size: 6” x 54.

Cost: $10.50

Rating: 91

No. 4 Aging Room F59 Quattro Cigar.


The Aging Room F59 Quattro had a nearly flawless construction and was very well made.  It was complex yet balanced; packed with great character and big enjoyable flavors; and it remained very flavorful with a great developing body.

Wrapper: Habano; Binder: Nicaraguan; Filler: Nicaragua; Size: 5” x 50.

Cost: $10.25

Rating: 91

No. 3 La Palina Mr. Sam Cigars.


Excellent construction that held on to an long and even burn.  Spices through the nose with a consistent sweet tobacco notes.  Fairly complex with a few changes.  Plenty of rich earthy flavors with bold character.  Overall a well made cigar that produced a lot of flavor and consistent smoke with a good spicy aroma.

Wrapper:  Ecuador; Binder: Nicaraguan; Filler: Nicaragua; Size: 4 3/4” x 54.

Cost: $13.50

Rating: 91

No. 2 Davidoff Escurio Cigar.


Right away your introduced to a full and rich aroma with a medium body and full flavors.  The body gradually grew and sweet aroma which was consistent and very luring.  Nice construction with an even burn that held a long ash.  Heavy texture that yield great flavor and balance.  Full aroma that makes this cigar pleasant and consistent bold flovors

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano; Binder: Brazilian; Filler: Brazilian / Dominican Republic;

Size: 4 1/2” x 54.

Cost: $15.90

Rating: 91

No. 1 Macanudo Estate Reserve Jamaica Cigar.


Outstanding over all construction with a great burn and draw.  Effortless cigar to enjoy giving a full and rich characters with a great medium-full body.  The cigar produced a long and flavorful finish.  Excellent well made, unique cigar that is bursting with flavor.

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf; Binder: Mexican San Andrés; Filler: Dominican Republic, Jamaica & Nicaragua; Size: 5” x 50.

Cost: $16.00

Rating: 92

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