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Staff Reviews for June 2005

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5 Vegas Series 'A'

Posted , by Gonz

a·nom·a·ly, n., deviation or departure from the normal or common order, form, or rule. Let me get it out of the way 'geez Gonz, back to back 5 Vegas reviews???' Well, after my incredible string of good fortune in furthering the supremacy of 5 Vegas (in my mind at least) with my last review of 5 Vegas Gold, I couldn't resist picking up the recently released Series …

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Onyx Reserve

Posted , by Steve R
87

Not too long ago, the Onyx Reserve Mini Belicoso blew up the cigar scene with an astonishing ‘94’ rating from Cigar Aficionado. It quickly became all the rave, causing backorders lasting too many months to count. Never before have I seen such demand on a cigar, so naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about. I remember my first Mini Belicoso like it was yesterday. I was still …

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"Original" Cubans

Posted , by Gonz

I used to think this column was an easy task. I smoke a couple of cigars per day, I know what I like and I just need to explain it in gonz verbiage. I used to smoke a cigar once and know it was going to be one primed for Gonz's Pick. Now, I smoke 2, sometimes 3 in a row before I can qualify it. There are so many good cigars out there right now. The market has really come full circle and it's …

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5 Vegas Gold

Posted , by Gonz

This brand needs no introduction. Many of you know how I feel about the 5 Vegas Original Series "Red Label". It's been a favorite of mine since my adolescent cigar smoking days. I was hesitant to pick up another 5 Vegas and potentially tear down the pedestal that I put 5 Vegas on years ago. And what I've found most intriguing, after smoking dozens and dozens of the 5 Vegas Gold …

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