Ave Maria instantly became one of my favorite cigars as soon as I tried one. You can't go wrong with any of their shapes or sizes. Solid construction, seamless wrapper. This cigar draws easily. First half of the cigar opens up with an with a solid flavor profile of toffee, leather, oak and cinnamon. If you can picture what the kiebler elves tree would taste like if you were to smoke it, that's pretty much what its like. Its wonderful. The second half of the cigar gets quite a bit stronger in flavor profile, but not harsh. On top of the aforementioned flavor profile a bouquet of sandalwood, rich top soil and a somewhat chestnut-like profile welcomes you as you finish the cigar and cannot resist to get the nub dangerously close to your fingers.
Tried one right off the truck, as usual, and wasn't really impressed. It was a bit bland and dry. Put it back for a while, about 2 months and it turned in to a very good cigar. These are worth ordering, but plan on giving them a rest to get the best out of them.
I really enjoyed these. Very pleasantly surprised by the even burn, nice flavor and felt great in hand.
One of my favorite "go to" cigars when I don't know which one to choose. Very smooth and not too bitter/harsh for my taste.
Definitely in my top 10 favorite cigars. Nice flavors accompanied by a smooth smoke made me enjoy this box pressed beauty from the first draw to the last bit in the nub. This will definitely be a permanent resident in my humidor.
Fantastic cigar; one has to try it because words fail it. By far one of my favorite medium bodied smokes. Smooth all the way through; exceptionally well crafted and consistent stick to stick. Very tasty and well balanced in its flavor profile...