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Staff Reviews for June 2007
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  • Gispert

    Steve R
    87
    The fact that certain cigars fly under the radar amazes me. I mean, there are some wonderful sleepers out there: anything by Felipe Gregorio or Oliveros, La Aurora Leoninos, and many, many more. These brands go unknown by most, who simply reply with a “who?” or “what?” whenever mentioned. Yet, Gispert is a great seller. Now, I’m not saying Gispert is a bad cigar, …
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  • CAO Black 'VR'

    Keith
    90
    We've been pushing for this blend for years, 4 years to be exact. Ever since the CAO Black was released, the gang here at CI has clamored and lobbied CAO for a juicy maduro like this to complement the original Black. The long wait has been well worth it, as the 'VR' has arrived....and they're fabulous. These beauties glisten with an oily sheen. I'm a sucker for a …
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  • MAXX by Alec Bradley

    Steve R
    90
    Is anybody else sick of seeing Paris Hilton on the news every minute of the day? In jail, outta jail, in jail, finding God, changing her life...who cares?! It’s sickening. Last night I turned on the television to see yet another report on the status of Princess Parasite, a clip of her being carted away in a squad car crying her eyes out. After watching just long enough for a sheepish …
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  • Leoninos by La Aurora

    Gonz
    Ahhh summertime, 90 degree days with 99.9% humidity making the real-feel temperature something like 120 so the sweat instantly pours off your back.  The best part though, at about 9pm every night when the temp drops to about 75, I retire to my front porch with Dad's homemade wine, a ton of reading material I'm endlessly trying to catch up on, and 2 stogies.  Yup, …
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