Graycliff. A name synonymous with top-notch boutique handmades. Crafted in true small-batch fashion, by a handful of elite rollers, each and every cigar bearing the Graycliff name is a masterpiece in its own right. In fact, few can hold a candle to the methods and traditions contained within the factory's walls. But this here, is no doubt Graycliff's finest creation to date.
The Graycliff 30th's piece de resistance is the genuine 30-year old African Cameroon wrapper. Painstakingly aged for over three decades, this stunning leaf is nothing short of a work of art itself. But there's more to this succulent creature than just a vintage wrapper. Perfectly nestled beneath this extensively aged leaf awaits a 3-country blend of impressive long-fillers hailing from the Dominican, Nicaragua, and Honduras. This remarkable bouquet is tied together by a bold San Andres binder. Upon taking flame to foot, the real fireworks begin. A mellow barrage of chewy, soft notes coat the palate in striking fashion. Nutty, creamy, and slightly sweet, the 30-year inches toward a medium-bodied profile that only gets better with each satisfying and remarkable puff. Oh yes, epic indeed, this handmade should be savored....slowly.
“....Construction is excellent on them I must say, but nothing for the taste buds. I'd compare these too a factory made cigar to be honest....”
KC of Mount Ephraim, NJ
“This is one unique tasting stick. Be prepared to be patient. With this one, the complexity of flavor builds throughout the smoke. It started out with almost no finish. It did however have a very distinct and enjoyable flavor from the beginning to the end that is experienced just after I exhausted the smoke. This was an unique taste I have never found in any other cigar. But strangely that flavor fades within seconds somehow continues to linger as one of those memory flavors that roll around in the mind even after the taste is long gone. At the start of the smoke this is about the only taste there was but from about 1/3 in that began to change and many complex flavors began to abound. The look, draw and burn were near perfect. This cigar starts out very mild with not much going for it. But that soon will change. It ends up in my opinion at the upper end of medium. For me the flavors changed drastically numerous times throughout the smoke. More so than any cigar I have ever smoked. It is expensive but rare only 500 boxes they say. Enjoy while they last.”
GS of CONCORD, NC
“Was privileged to pick up a 5 pack in store on a clearance sale for $20! Wow this sick is a pure treat! What an amazing mild to medium flavor that just evolves as you smoke it. Consistent burn throughout. You can't go wrong here, great smoke and a great value for your money when you want to splurge . :)”
SK of Slatington, PA
“Plenty of smoke, perfect construction and burn...if only the flavor matched these qualities....picked up a bit of a nut flavor and cream but overall it was bland. Considering that for the same price I can get an Armada or Reconquista which are both much more flavorful (IMO), this cigar simply does not live up to the price tag.”
EM of Bethlehem, PA
“It is all about pairing this cigar properly. Some cigar smokers just do not get that. Pair this one with a hoppy beer and you will be overwhelmed with joy =) If you are not into hoppy beer or something strong tasting to bring out the flavors, then stay away from this cigar. I tried 2 of these so far and just ordered another 20 because they were that good.”
“Personally, I enjoy the creamy flavor and am thankful it's not overpowered by a more complex smoke. This cigar is a real treat, and I smoked mine down to the nub until it was too hot to handle. I will definitely purchase more.”
WB of Newport News, VA
“Heard some unfavorable reviews on this so when I picked it up as part of a sampler I kind of wrote it off. After trying it I can tell you that any bad reviews must come because of the expensive price. This is a fantastic stick that gets better with every puff. Didn't love it at first, but halfway through I got a flavor and a draw comparable to any of the best cigars I've ever had.”