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About 5-6 years ago I started the enjoyable art of cigar smoking while toasting my son's college graduation (Go Blue!) with an Opus X. I then "grew up" on many traditionals like Fuente, Onyx, RyJ, La Gloria, etc. Once I started browsing and shopping from CI several months ago I've enjoyed sampling many of the great boutique brands you sell (Mo'W, Cuba Libre 1, La Aroma, Brickhouse, Padilla 68, Gran Habano etc. etc.). On a whim I ordered some El Mejor ("plain", not Emerald or Espresso) Toros and found them to be GREAT! Quality, feel, burn, great flavor and smoke throughout. I noticed no staff review on them and thought I'd send a hint!
The new El Mejor is a nice cigar for that price. Well constructed with a nice even burn. Much more full bodied than the Emerald.
This is an excellent cigar. Very smooth with a bold draw. Definitely worth a try.
This is a great smoke. It is packed with flavor, the construction is perfect and you cant beat the price. This is a quality cigar. I started with a 5 pack and will be purchasing a box very soon.
El Mejor is A Quality smoke at a Low Price.Satisfying taste while forcing the Palate to Enjoy it as though it were an Expensive Cigar!!!!!!!!
Received in the Dozen Roses for Men Sampler in Feb. 2013. I decided to smoke this Toro Gordo today while listening to the Cigar Dave podcast. My wrapper had a couple small imperfections and the wrapper tore slightly when I removed the band; neither of which affected the smoke. Burned pretty evenly with lots of smoke. Flavor was true to the description. Started with lots of spice, but mellowed throughout. Smoked to the nub as usual with no harshness. Great stick for the price. I would definitely order again and recommend.
just had one with 14 months in humidor very creamy smooth tasted like a dpjj exellent
Definitely a winner for an "everyday" cigar choice. Great flavor, solid construction, and generous pricing on boxes. CI scores a 'Mejor' victory with this one!
These are great cigars!
El Mejor is a VERY satisfying smoke for me. It is full of rich, thick , creamy flavor. Perfect draw, great burn, and very well made. I would recommend resting them for a while before smoking. I find this greatly improves the flavor.
This company (CI) is insidious! Not long ago, I bought a nice little humidor/sampler combo for a nice little price. But 10 cigars look kinda sad in a 50-cigar humirdor, so I order some more, and then some more, and then a bigger humidor. Along the way, I got 10 of these El Mejor Toro Gordos as a bonus with another order. I very much agree with the staff review on these: they didn't knock my socks off, but I enjoyed them. I'm tending to like very full-bodied cigars. These are milder, but satisfying, and seem well made. Definitely a cut above most of the machine-made cigars I've had in the past, but I'm liking that I don't feel I have to make a big production out of smoking one. I just ordered 20 on MMAO, hope it's accepted. The toro gordo is a little fat for me, so I'll have to try the toros, sometime. I warned you - they're insidious!
This is a pretty good cigar. Burned nice. Taste okay. Didn't have the expected coffee taste. Good daily smoke.
Smooth stick with a nice burn. Nice smooth flavor aroma is excellent.
I was a big fan of the El Mejor "Emerald" until its untimely demise. I read some of the fan mail, so I thought I'd pull the trigger on this smoke; it was love at first sight. The construction was put together quite well, it made volumes of smoke, had a nice and easy draw, and an outstanding flavor profile. Rich and very smooth - with zero harshness. This one is a keeper. I really miss the Emerald, but this is a nice trade. The reviews pretty much say it all, but I wanted to throw my 2 cents into the fray. It's priced right and tastes great...you should give it a try.
These were a great cigar, especially at the price they're offered at here. Perfect for everyday. Would recommend and will re-order.
el mejor is a great burning and tasting cigar at a great price. surprisingly consistant burn and draw for a cigar in this price range. stay away and do not buy!!! leave more for me...