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Alec Bradley Prensado

Prensado is Alec Bradley's fullest-bodied cigar to date.

Introducing, Prensado....a rich a redolent handmade guaranteed to satisfy. This exquisite handmade employs a special 'Trojes' Corojo wrapper grown in Honduras and a flavorful blend of Nicaraguan, Honduran, and more Trojes long-fillers. Expect a bold and eventful blend that brings interesting flavors in spades. Buttery-smooth notes of deep, rich nuances including roasted flavors, coffee, and a dash of sweet red pepper. 96-rated and impressively built, that's Alec Bradley Prensado.

In addition to being named the Top Cigar of 2011, Alec Bradley Prensado received an unheard of, 96-point rating, noting, ""The Alec Bradley Prensado is as gorgeous a cigar as you’ll ever see, with a picture-perfect head and a stunning wrapper. But it is the flavor that makes it a classic. The Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos come together to create leather, chocolate and spice notes, and a long, lush finish."

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Churchill (7.0"x48)
Box of 20 In Stock $219.00
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Churchill (7.0"x48)
Pack of 5 In Stock $52.00
Corona Gorda (5.6"x46)
Box of 20 In Stock $190.00
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Corona Gorda (5.6"x46)
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Double T (Gordo) (6.0"x62)
Box of 20 In Stock $257.00
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Double T (Gordo) (6.0"x62)
Pack of 5 In Stock $59.00
Gran Toro (6.0"x54)
Box of 20 Backordered $250.00
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Gran Toro (6.0"x54)
Pack of 5 Backordered $59.00
Robusto (5.0"x50)
Box of 20 Backordered $198.00
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Robusto (5.0"x50)
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Toro Tubo (6.5"x52)
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Torpedo (6.1"x52)
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Torpedo (6.1"x52)
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Overall Rating 4.78 out of 5 Based on 50 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Alec Bradley Prensado”

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5 out of 5
great smoke. full. smooth burn and very good draw. recommended
5 out of 5
# one by a long shot
I love this cigar,wonder-full body, it is one of the best from Alec Bradley
5 out of 5
He loved them!
Hubby loves them!
5 out of 5
My Love
I've been in the cigar arena for less than 6 months, but I've kept myself open to trying as many brands, types, etc. as possible. However, this stood above them all. I love the Presnado and have shared it with many others. Every person agrees that they're incredible. If you're hesitant about buying this, stop, click the BUY button, and thank me later. Alec Bradley makes top-notch, high-quality cigars.
3 out of 5
Very strong
On first impression I was not the biggest fan of what I had. The cigar did not burn very evenly at all, and the initial flavor was very strong. I really enjoyed the spice of the cigar, but it did take a while to get used to. I still have more of these to try before I discount them, but I did not have the "wow" factor that I have been finding with a lot of other cigars.
5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Prensado Churchill
Maybe it's just me (well, judging by the other reviews, it pretty much is just me), but I'm not feeling this one. Yeah, it's constructed well, bit of a tight draw - but I can't see how this is described as anywhere near the "full" spectrum, and it's just not that flavorful to my admittedly limited palate. There's some black pepper there, some wood... Obviously a whole lot of people love this, which is what led me to try it. I'm not saying it's horrible, but I guess it's priced just under a lot of more flavorful choices that I'd rather smoke.
5 out of 5
Amazing cigar! A special treat for the most discriminating conissour!
5 out of 5
Excellent Service
I have ordered twice from Cigars International. Since I am from Canada I had them delivered to hotels in US during my travels. Both orders showed up as ordered and on time.Cigars were always as ordered and fresh and in good shape. Now when I go away I am ordering for friends. I would recommend them to anybody with no hesitation.
1 out of 5
Cigar aficionado
Disappointed. My wrappers (2) literally fell off within two days of receipt.
5 out of 5
Awesome smoke
Flavor is outstanding and they burn well
5 out of 5
Excellent smoke
Great cigar at a great price. CI continues to deliver!
5 out of 5
The only review you need
I'm going to be straight with you all because I know you, like I was, read these reviews before trying this cigar. I ordered a sampler that sounded promising that included 5 of these robustos and it arrived just today. I removed the wrapper from one of these guys and put it near my humidifier for a roughly 5 hours before firing her up. That being said, I am no cigar expert, but I have tried many cigars this past year since I took up this hobby, obessesion, or whatever you may call it. In this amount of time I've learned that personally I enjoy full bodied cigars, whether that's due to actually being able to grow a full beard and solving calculus in between the gym and curing cancer I'm not sure (probably) but that's neither here nor there. Anyway this cigar is packed with an extremely enjoyable amount of flavor, burns true, is actually FULL, had a perfect draw, (made a second cut still behind the second cap to get it just right), and basically it's the first highly rated cigar that I wasn't disappointed with, thus far. I will be buying a box of these and slapping friend's hands that dare to reach for this gems. I've smoked $20 cigars that I now laugh at next to this sweet and soft Hungarian devil. On a side note JW black label is robin to this batman. By the way I'm smoking it as I... Type? And the smoke output is like a rocky Patel, but without the overly loose draw. You're welcome.
5 out of 5
Consistently good period
The Presendo in any ring size is one of my favorite cigars! Consistent construction, flavor, and burns even which is a testament to both Alec Bradley and CI!
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Excellent cigar.
5 out of 5
Yummers Awesome
Should have put in Box. These are very full body but not harsh at all. In fact, they are smooth and creamy and every bit deserve their rating. These and the Oliva MB3 are very much alike to me! Yummers!
5 out of 5
Not a personal favorite, but very good nonetheless
This is a good cigar! Not my favorite (I prefer creamier, less woody / earthy flavors) but still an excellent smoke. This isn't one I will personally keep on hand, but I can see why it's rated so highly. The construction is top first ash held for 2" with a laser-straight burn line the whole time.
5 out of 5
Very good pricing, Cigars always
Very good pricing, Cigars always fresh
5 out of 5
Rich & Smooth
For those who want a rich bodied and flavorful smoke without the harshness of a Maduro wrapper, the Prensado is for you. Smooth from start to finish...worth the high rating in every way.
5 out of 5
The Best there is
Impossible to beat this Cigar in every category there is. Not just the Robusto but toro and others. I have them all and they are for special time only. WOW!!!
5 out of 5
Excellent Cigar!
This box-pressed and dark/rosado oily cigar, is an excellent top-quality cigar, rated cigar if the year in 2011. This richly colored cigar is beautifully made and has a sweet and leathery flavor that turns toasty and nutty with a chocolate note, and some spicy pepper to keep things lively. May opinion, is one of the best cigars on the market.
5 out of 5
Great Smoke
Wonderful cigar nice consistent burn with plenty of smooth flavors.
5 out of 5
Sometimes you find a cigar
Sometimes you find a cigar that you like to smoke everyday that never gets old
5 out of 5
Nice Stick, or so I'm told
But this box of cigars for a fine young Marine. He enjoys the hell out of them. This stick was his number one choice on the last order I sent him.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Definitely one of my top 5 cigars. Love the aroma, excellent burn, good flavor all the way to the end.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley Prensado
This was a rich beautiful full flavor smoke. The wrap was very good with an even burn. Not my favorite for the $$.
5 out of 5
Very pleased with all cigars I order.
5 out of 5
The Prensado is delicious. Someone tolk me the smoke smelled like a chocolate covered cherry. Those tastes are definitely there, and more. Add coffee, espresso and a good bit of black pepper to this masterpiece. Iv had construction issues woth the 5-packs, but the 2 boxes of torpedos ive bought have been flawless construction-wise. Do yourself a favor and go for the box!
5 out of 5
Highly Recommended, Save for times when you can enjoy every draw on this special stick!
After several failed bids on Make an Offer for 10-packs, I ponyed up my cheap ass and bought a 20 count box. I am glad I did. These cigars are a premium, top of the line smoke from beginning to end. Even burn from first spark and great draw throughout the smoke. I have shared with a few friends but as the box dwindles, I may have to save a few for special occasions. I wanted to try a 97 rated cigar, and I am glad I did. At around 10 a cigar, they are not daily smokes to give to hacks on the golf course, but save them for special occasions where every drag from beginning to nub can be enjoyed. Highly recommended.
5 out of 5
Best cigars ever...
This is a great cigar! From beginning to end. Recommend resting in the humidor 3-6 months.
5 out of 5
AB Prensado
This is not my first time ordering the Prensado, I am so impressed with this stick it became my go to cigar, it is well balanced. I would recommend you try this, just order enough to keep on hand or you'll be sorry you have to wait for another delivery.
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto
Really really really nice cigar. Smooth and tons of flavor. Easy to smoke. I can see how it made #1 cigar of the year.
5 out of 5
Great Christmas gift. Liked the
Great Christmas gift. Liked the Happy Face, cigar smoking wrapping paper too!
5 out of 5
Prensado Robusto
Very nice cigar... I would say it's more of a medium to full body cigar that has lots of nice flavor and nice amounts I smoke. Easy draw and easy tip smoke. If you're more of a medium kind of stick, this would be a great one to try if you're looking for a fuller cigar... Very very very enjoyable 5 stars
5 out of 5
the prensado is awesome!!
now i see why the prensado is 2011 cigar of the year..its a good smoke..strong but not overpowering!! the taste was awesome chocolate cream n some earth!! its delicious
5 out of 5
Every time I have made a purchase, it has been delivered on time.
5 out of 5
One of those smokes that you can't get enough of!
I was turned onto this cigar from my brother in law. Great great smoke. This is my top choice!
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley prensado
Great cigar enjoy them
5 out of 5
This is a winner.
Just finished off one of these little babies and man my mind was blown. This had an excellent creamy taste. I will definitely be visiting this pressed stick again.
5 out of 5
Sublime Cigar!
I received this cigar in a Taste of Alec Bradley sampler pack & have since bought several more from my local tobacconist. I simply love this blend! It has burned evenly & has a sublime taste. This is one cigar that I will always have on hand. My next order from CI will definitely contain a box of these!
5 out of 5
Very Satisfied Customer for over a 1 year.
I order at least once every two months and I have always been satisfied with the customer service the delivery in the quality of cigars I have received and also has been surprised and impressed with the free gifts that I have been receiving. If you click on the gift symbol while ordering they have lighters, top rated sampler cigars etc.... cigar international is my one stop shop for premium cigars lighters humidors etc.
5 out of 5
Wow, whats her number.
She's a tall dark haired beauty in a little black dress and 4"heals. Dark skin and stormy eyes. She's full of opinions and conviction with plenty sass in a graceful sort of way. She's stable and consitant from the time you pick her up until she slips out while your sleeping. Don't bring her home to momma but date her often. Great smoke
5 out of 5
Alec Bradley's are the Bomb!
An Exceptionally smooth & flavorful cigar, with no aftertaste! I highly recommended these to my friends.
5 out of 5
A great cigar!
If you're looking for a satisfying, quality smoke, this is it! It's No. 1 for a reason.
5 out of 5
One of my favorites!
I always end up smoking them down to the nub !
5 out of 5
Smooth, flavorful, wonderful
Delicious: that's the best way I can describe this cigar. A box-pressed wonder. Admittedly I had to give it two re-lights, but then the one I had only spent just under a week in my humidor after shipping before I smoked it. A little annoying but certainly not a deal breaker, so I didn't let it affect my rating. We'll see how the others do with more time in the box. I spent just over an hour with this, and I loved every second of it. I'll definitely be keeping these on hand.
4 out of 5
Alec Bradley Prensado
My favorite from Alec Bradley. Consistent smoke, 90+ rated. Several welcoming transitions and an even burn. Full body but not overly powerful or thick. Great blend. Have had this in my rotation for quite a while.
4 out of 5
Nice Alec
Strong and bold; special occasion type of smoke.
5 out of 5
Great Cigar
Good Cigar for anytime . Smooth smoke with a great Aroma . Flavor starts out and finishes with a one of a kind smoke .
5 out of 5
One of my favorite cigars
One of my favorite cigars
Customer Testimonials
Alec Bradley Presnado Churchill - one of the finest cigars I've ever smoked. Glorious! First cigar I smoked from my recently acquired The Chosen One Top Shelf Sampler II. I usually would give more time in the humidor, but with a long weekend camping at the Jersey shore near Avalon, I put one of each cigar from the sampler into my Herf-a-dor. Even with just 4 days in the humidor after delivery, this is a fantastic smoke. Near 2" ash. Nice draw, no burn issues. Smooth, rich, and complex flavor. Full bodied but with zero harshness. Impeccable construction. Heavy in the hand. Big thick billowy smoke with each draw. Set aside a full 90 minutes for the Churchill. Thank you CI for the opportunity to experience a top-shelf cigar at a fantastic price! A luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
Is a nice cigar, however I am not fond of the box press. With that said it is a creamy and smooth smoke. I do have some in my humidor so when the urge hits.
Not impressed...I'll admit this is a smooth cigar with a nice draw, definitely not a full flavor cigar....
Like another reviewer I had burn issues, BUT the flavor was worth the effort to keep it going. The Corona Gorda burned better than the Toro. Well worth the minor frustration if you can find them at a discount. I wouldn't buy a box at full price.
By far the best cigar I've tried to date. I put it above the Decade and even the Aging Room. I just bought a new humidor specifically for these bad boys! Even if you haven't liked Alec Bradley in the past, you gotta try the Prensado.
I just had my 1st AB Prensado robusto as my nightcap, last night and I have to say, "Wow!" Deceptively smooth & balanced for such a full-flavored cigar. I had to keep to my chair as this puppy packs a wollup! But it is delicious! The way to try this stick without breaking the bank is in the "build-your-own sampler." Hell of a deal; get 'em while you can!
Awesome!! Enough said!!!
Beautiful cigar, first off. It had a good draw but it didn't burn quite right, I had to relight it a couple times unfortunately. Despite having to relight it, it had a wonderful taste, rich and smooth. I was nervous at first cause it's a full strength but I loved it. It will definitely be one that I buy to keep in stock for the future.
I have smoked several of these, and I am not that impressed. It is a well made decent cigar, but often requires a relight, and is somewhat bitter...some have draw issues as well. In my opinion (we are each entitled to our own :)) the Black Market is a more enjoyable smoke at a much better price.
My 4th cigar of the day, is the incomparable Alec Bradley Prensado robusto. A classic 5" X 50 slightly box pressed thing of beauty. The 1st 3 vitolas this day weren't chopped liver. Morning coffee with a La Herencia Cubana robusto & two mid afternoon Alec Bradley offerings. A Tempus & Tempus Maduro, both robustos. But I have saved the best for last. Minor burn issues not withstanding, (we have beat that horse to death & things continue to improve) everything about Presado is 1st rate. From the Honduran & Nicaraguan ligeros that make up the body, to the Honduran binder & last but not least, the unique "Trojas" corojo wrapper. All married to project a full bodied explosion of flavors you can feel in your gut & behind your eyes. Truly a fantastic concoction of premium tobaccos, handled in typical Alec Bradley fashion. No wonder they are expensive, a 40 minute robusto commanding a princely $8.00 to $9.00. Luckily they can often be found in samplers & even as "loss leaders" in a deal. That's when I jump all over them. My most recent find featured 4 of AB's very best, Tempus, Tempus Maduro, Family Blend & Prensado for a palty $3.00 a stick. At those prices, the argument can be made that the 96 rated Prensado could well be the best cigar in the world. I can't quite go there, but enthusiastically commit to a hearty endorsement, with the caveat that it is one of the 10 best blends in existence today.
Very strong cigar. Nice smoke. Good volume. Kind of hard to get out of the chair after this one. Plan your day accordingly.
Those Prensados are my favorite. Im about to buy a box. That says a lot for someone as picky as me.
Just one year ago, as I was singing the praises of all things Alec Bradley, the burn issue reports began to dominate the discussion of nearly every review. It has not gone away. Today, I have tested several AB offerings & am reporting my findings. First, let's get Prensado's side of things. Everyone has a "special" cigar. One they consider superior to all others. Prensado is mine. Sheer perfection from construction to feel & draw, to every aspect of what makes a cigar, beautiful. Full flavored, full bodied, smooth as silk & loaded with flavor. Spices, cinnamon, red pepper. Complexity is one of Prensado's virtues. Among many. Even the band is glorious. I am about 20 minutes into an oh so gently box pressed robusto & the burn, thus far, has been perfect. This particular stick has seen at least three months of careful aging at 70% humidity. I have had a few burn issues with several Prensados in the past, but I see no hint of a problem with tonight's offering. Thankfully. My hope, is that Alec Bradley can identify & correct any problems that may be plaguing some of their most popular & highly rated blends. I never rush to smoke any AB stick I buy, but store them for months, then enjoy them with minimal problems. I would love to dive right in, right off the truck, but have found it is better to wait. Truthfully, I have moved a lot of my devotion to many of the fine AJ Fernandez blends, that never burn crooked. That doesn't detract from the fineness of Prensado, a blend so grand, so incredibly delicious, that it actually deserves the lofty ratings it receives. 97/100 To me, the best cigar in the world. At any price.
I have to admit I was very disappointed in this smoke. Poor burn. It was harsh from 1st till about 2/3 of the smoke.
As a few others have stated, my first Double T had significant burn issues and I found myself having to babysit the stick until about halfway through. It was only then, that I was able to draw a desirable amount of smoke without having to take double to triple draws. The smoke is certainly smooth, but a bit more mild than what I expected from a full-bodied smoke--I found myself wanting a little more from this smoke. Ascetically, the Presendo is certainly easy on the eyes, though a bit spongy to the touch. Here's hoping that the next four surpass my first impression.
The taste alone is worth the 96 rating, but be warned (as others have stated as well) that there are some serious issues with the burn and draw. I had to relight mine 3 times, and the getting the smoke to come through was a real hassle. Do not let this deter you though. These are great full body smokes, very creamy, and have serious burn time. If you have the time and money, they are worth your attention.
I've been smoking cigars for around 18 years, and this is one of the few that really stood out for me. If you like a full flavored cigar, you cant go wrong with one of these.
Not a big box pressed fan, this changed my mind. Nothing short of a fine cigar, this baby delivers in spades. The reviews were right on the money, will be getting extra room in mr. humi for these.......thanks guys
This cigar single handedly turned me from an occasional big event cigar smoker to an everyday cigar puffing schlub! I love every thing about this cigar. It is the archetype that I use to judge all other cigars I smoke. From its heftiness in the hand, to the ease of its draw, huge amounts of amazing smelling smoke, and complexity of taste it is a 10 out of 10 in every category. When I think of complexity on the palate and a taste that doesn't bore the tongue this is the go to cigar. I have experienced an uneven burn with a Tempus but never with a Prensado. The Prensado stands up to and holds its own with any scotch or bourbon I have paired it with.
Outstanding flavor. This cigar has full full flavor with an oily wrapper. It was smooth and had a great draw. However, the second half of the cigar would not stay lit and it finally went out and refused to relight with about a 1/4 of the cigar left. I don't know that I would spend this kind of money in the future if they continue to have this problem. Take way the burning issue and the cigar is definitely worth the money.
96? That is one lofty rating. Prensado earned it with a full flavored attack on the senses....this one delivers a more complex, full bodied experience that everyone should try. Highly recommended....
This review will go against the others, but I have to write about my experience. I only made a 5 pack purchase of these, and while the cigars are great looking, not one has had a decent draw. My humidor has a constant humidity of 65-70, and there is no reason these should have a tight draw. I can only hope that leaving them in my humidor will correct this problem....
For a cigar supposedly the top pick of the year. They're good but not that good. Out of the box they have the most amazing fragrance. Truly amazing and rich. But once they are lit they burn uneven and tend not to carry smoke well so you are drawing frequently to keep it alive. Not fun. It shows in the review that these are full bodied. They aren't the end up coming off with a mild/medium intensity. I had one with another enthusiast who commented, nice mild smoke. It's a nice smoke to the end but it's a high maintenance experience.
AWESOME! Lives up to the rating... ordering another box for obx.
Love at first toast. The Churchill is the best cigar I've smoked in a long time. Powerful, but smooth as velvet. I'd choose this over a Liga Privada any day.
I don't get it. All power and no finesse. I've smoked four of the Robustos that I bought in a ten pack over a year ago. Humidor aging hasn't helped. Like smoking a stick of charcoal. I occasionally enjoy a full-bodied smoke (Pepins, etc) but these are just too hardcore for me.
"Best cigar I have smoked bar none!!" It deserves the 96 rate
What a cigar!! Started with a little bit of burn issues but it quickly went away, then it started to open up and reveal a mastercraftsman at work. The strong flavours at the start then a mellowness in the midway point to a smoth finish that took me away. Thank you AB. Thank you!!
Good, really good. I really didn't appreciate this cigar the first time I smoked one. What was I thinking?
Other than it not burning evenly, this was an excellent smoke. Low in nicotine strength, high in flavor. Maybe not a 96 in my book but definitely worth every penny non the less
Alec Bradley has always been my favorite line, next to CAO. This cigar is no where near their best one. I strongly disagree with the 96 rating it received. I would give it at 91-92 at most. Good flavor profile, not strong on the nicotine but the price makes it's rating go down in my book.
One of the most amazing smokes i have ever had. Smooth, creamy, good draw. My mouth is watering as im describing this. It was recommended to my by a co worker. The whole time I was smoking it, fireworks were going off in my head. Try a 5 pack, no screw it, buy a box, no, buy 10 boxes. Its simply the best thing out there.
Great cigar worth the rating. I see a lot of people with burn and draw complaints to which I concur. My advice to those is that this cigar is a DIVA in the humidor, a slight change in humidity or temp makes this stick change dramatically in flavor and burn! I can attest to that. At 66% this thing tastes like burning dirt. At a high reading it burns like a 96 rated cigar. Draw I know is a manufacturing variable but all in all, when kept properly this cigar shines the 96 rating it received! Happy smoking.
Am I the only guy not floored by this cigar? Admittedly an incredibly built artisan cigar with a beautiful band and easy draw but I will say this cigar was bit bitter. With a 96 rating I must have got a dud or something but I found it a bit harsh. The stick I smoked did not have an even burn either. I love love the AB line and the 97 is one of my favorites though so I will try this cigar again and see if maybe I got a stale one perhaps?
What can i say, over a year ago i was new to the cigar world, so i researched around for the first perfect cigar i can start out with. #1 cigar of 2011 eh why not? i know nothing about this stuff. took $20 bought the stick and a cutter, came back smoked it thought nothing of it. So now a year later i have a humidor with 20 of these bad boys. I have fished around other brands and nothing compares to the churchill. Amazing aroma, nice blend of chocolate, spices and leather. Just a beautiful all around stick. I'm glad it is my first ever and still going strong in my humidor.
Just smoked my first AB Prensado(torpedo) and I must say, I understand how it drew such rave reviews. Decently constructed, heavy in the hand and the flavors booming outta this thing are amazing! Stands up well to my favorite '64 Padron when it comes to appeal and taste....
Being a sucker for maduro wraps the "Prensado" Gran Toro is an excellent stick. The pre-light aroma fills the nostrils with sweet caramel and wonderful barnyard. Upon first light you'll note toast and lots of cream blended to perfection, a quarter way in you will also receive slight hints of cedar, pepper and caramel, true down to the finish. Not my personal favorite yet well deserving of the ratings received, only to be bested by "Tempus Maduro" according to my palette. I'm apologize to you Padron,,, you will now have to step aside.
The churchills are absolutely, without question, the BEST cigar I've ever had (which makes sense, since that size in particular is the one Cigar Aficionado rated 96 AND the #1 Cigar of 2011). Over here in Eastern Afghanistan, there's nothing like taking 1:15 minutes to relax and smoke one at the end of a long day. Worth every penny!
Burn and draw issues... Nonetheless, it was awesomely flavorful, and I will definitely try another - perhaps keep it in my lower humidity humi, and see what happens.
The family blend, tempus and harvest are all well deserved 90+ rated(maybe), but this one really deserves cigar of the year. Extra spicy and solid consistent flavor, the prensado sits up there with the padron 64 maduro. It has that extra something that makes you say wow! Buy some before they're all sold out.
Time to update your description boys! This beauty just scored a coveted spot at the top of the charts. The Churchill was rated 96 and took Best Cigar of the Year 2011! I'm SO glad I got a few of these before the news broke and the cat was out of the bag. Snatch up some of this blend while you can, they will not last long!
Until now, I have not been all that impressed with AB cigars. However, the Prensado was a game changer. This box-pressed beauty is densely packed, heavy in the hand, rich and creamy, and smokes like a champ! This cigar goes 12-rounds; don't even light the double toro unless you have at least 2-hours to kill. It is not cheap cigar, but it's worth every penny.
This is worth the price! Top 3 or 4 for me, and I have smoked my share. This has the distinct AB pepper zing. Full bodied, but pulls it off smoothly. I have have two gripes: 1. the price, while definitley worth it I hate to pay $11 for the gran toro (my favorite), and 2. they tend to go out in the final third unless you stay on top of it. Aside from this nothing else tastes like a Prensado. IMHO it's AB's best (yes even better than tempus ratings not withstanding). If however you really hate paying $9+ for a stick don't try it, because you will want more. If you love sweet spice with strength and smoothness, and don't mind ponying up the price to play look no further this is your stick!
The Alex Bradley Prensado is a creamier, smoother version of the delicious Tempest. A little pricy perhaps but when you find a stick you like...well....some are cheap and some..............................
Recently bought some of these after reading a number of favorable reviews. Flavor and appearance on the first were excellent, though the draw and smoke output on this first smoke were a little disappointing.
I hate to stand opposed, but the 92,93 rating, well, I'm not so sure. While the Prensado is very well made, smokes good, lots of smoke. IT'S the wrapper that gets me. Reminds me more of a mexican San Andres. I get that distinct bitter sweet cocoa taste instead of the robust, earthy, chewy after taste you get from a corojo wrapper. Not much sweetness there to take away from some of the bite I got when first lit. It does smooth out nicely. Still a fairly good smoke. Needs more of a finish to it. The smoke is at it;s best about two thirds of the way down. Nice aroma.
I am impressed with this cigar(Alec Bradley Prensado) Flavor profile is very similar to Tempus,but less pepperly and more butterly.It is hard for me to say which I like better.They are both complexed and elegant smokes..!
Wonderful cigar(Alec Bradley Prensado).It takes the Tempus experience up a few notches.Very rich deep flavors with rich luxurious pepper and an aroma to die for.Scored a 10-pack on whack,CI you're the best,thanks Mr Rubin and Alec Bradley.
The Prensado is a stong, flavorful and balanced smoke with great aroma. Simply stated; this Alec Bradley delivers.
If you like Alec Bradley Tempus you will love the Prensado. I would take these over the Tempus any time. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? Oh yea! Prensado deserves all the high praise and high ratings. Full bodied yet smooth, nuttery and buttery, leathery, etc., etc. Forget the descriptions just try it. This is one impressive cigar.