Reviews by Steve R

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Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros

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87

A couple weeks ago I received a request to review Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros. I’ve been meaning to try this new addition to the HdM stable, so I agreed. Without further ado.... I’ve selected the Sueno size. A 5.25”x54 Robusto. At first glance, nothing about this cigar reminds me of Hoyo de Monterrey. In my mind, this is a shame. HdM is an old, old brand with ....

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Cuba Libre One

Posted , by Steve R
94

SPOILER ALERT: Rarely will you see me give a cigar a 94-point rating. But guess what, I just did. Here’s why. Throw out what you think you know about Cuba Libre....even if you’re one of the many that enjoys this hearty stick on a regular basis. Cuba Libre One is bold, fresh, and entirely new. A bigger, darker, badder brother fully equipped to soothe your ....

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Tatuaje El Triunfador

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88

Some time ago I wrote a review on Tatuaje Miami. Today, I am going to burn an El Triunfador by Tatuaje, an all Nicaraguan blend of Cuban-seed tobaccos inside a milk chocolate brown Habano Ecuador wrapper. I have in my hand the No. 7 vitola, a double-stuffed Toro measuring 5.8”x54. The cigar is fitted with a triple-cap, like all Tatuajes. Oddy, these caps popped right off before I ....

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San Miguel

Posted , by Steve R
92

I’ve been on a hitting streak as of late. The tail end of 2010 spoiled us with a healthy list of tasty new releases from big names and top-notch blenders, and I’ve been burning them all at a feverish pitch. My latest find, San Miguel. A product of Nicaragua that screams old school, old world. These boxes hit our receiving docks and I had to try them at first glance. A gorgeous, ....

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Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro

Posted , by Steve R
91

I’ve long been a fan of Alec Bradley Tempus. This 94-rated stud is damn tasty and always well-made. Especially the Quadrum size, which sits heavy in the hand and comes jam-packed with delicious tobaccos. I just received a Tempus Maduro in this very same size: 5.5”x55 Quadrum. It looks and smells amazing, offering a sweet tobacco pre-light aroma and a bready pre-light flavor ....

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