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La Gloria Cubana

Description

You down with LGC?

Those in the know call it by its abbreviation – La Gloria Cubana is affectionately known by three little letters that represent a whole lot of really good stuff. This highly celebrated brand does a few things right, like putting out blends that are full, rich, creamy and strong. In essence, they’re everything you want a cigar to be, and nothing that you don’t want a cigar to be. It really is that simple.

E.P. Carrillo, the face behind the name, is a master of his craft. When it comes to full-bodied, well-constructed cigars, nobody does it better, and that’s why the fans absolutely love it and can’t stop coming back for more. A delicious balance of Brazilian, Dominican, Mexican, and Nicaraguan filler leaves are lovingly swaddled inside a dark, sultry Ecuadorian wrapper, or a perfect brown Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. What you’re left with is something worth getting excited over. So get down with LGC, right about...now.

​Good news! This blend has ranked as the #24 cigar of 2022!  La Gloria Cubana has earned a whole slew of 90+ ratings, as high as 92 points. One such review noted: "It starts with a leafy edge, but quickly strengthens to show rich chocolate and leather flavors, with a cedary finish. A powerhouse that will age well."

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Size
Pack
In Stock
MSRP
Price
Qty
Cart
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Glorias En Cedro (Churchill) (6.7"x48)
Box of 14
In Stock
$130.06
| save $26.77 21% off
$103.29
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Wavell (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 25
Backordered
$192.25
| save $38.26 20% off
$153.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Wavell (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$38.45
| save $3.46 9% off
$34.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Wavell Maduro (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Box of 25
In Stock
$192.25
| save $38.26 20% off
$153.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Wavell Maduro (Robusto) (5.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$38.45
| save $3.46 9% off
$34.99
Profile
Shape
Robusto
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gloria (Corona) (5.5"x43)
Box of 25
In Stock
$212.25
| save $42.26 20% off
$169.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Gloria (Corona) (5.5"x43)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$42.45
| save $3.46 8% off
$38.99
Profile
Shape
Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Glorias Extra (Lonsdale) (6.2"x46)
Box of 25
In Stock
$219.75
| save $43.76 20% off
$175.99
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Glorias Extra (Lonsdale) (6.2"x46)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$43.95
| save $3.96 9% off
$39.99
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Glorias Extra Maduro (Lonsdale) (6.2"x46)
Box of 25
In Stock
$219.75
| save $43.76 20% off
$175.99
Profile
Shape
Lonsdale
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Petit (Cigarillos) (4.3"x32)
Pack of 100
In Stock
$224.00
| save $44.01 20% off
$179.99
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Petit (Cigarillos) (4.3"x32)
Pack of 10
In Stock
$21.99
Profile
Shape
Cigarillos
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 25
In Stock
$234.75
| save $46.76 20% off
$187.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$46.95
| save $3.96 8% off
$42.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill Maduro (7.0"x50)
Box of 25
Only 3 Left
$234.75
| save $46.76 20% off
$187.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Churchill Maduro (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$46.95
| save $3.96 8% off
$42.99
Profile
Shape
Churchill
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Corona Gorda (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Box of 25
Backordered
$234.75
| save $46.76 20% off
$187.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Corona Gorda (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5
Backordered
$46.95
| save $3.96 8% off
$42.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Corona Gorda Maduro (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Box of 25
In Stock
$234.75
| save $46.76 20% off
$187.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Corona Gorda Maduro (Toro) (6.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$46.95
| save $3.96 8% off
$42.99
Profile
Shape
Toro
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Rothschild
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Hermoso Natural (Rothschild) (4.5"x48)
Box of 30
In Stock
$236.70
| save $46.71 20% off
$189.99
Profile
Shape
Rothschild
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Double Corona Maduro (7.7"x49)
Box of 25
In Stock
$249.75
| save $49.76 20% off
$199.99
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Double Corona Maduro (7.7"x49)
Pack of 5
Only 3 Left
$49.95
| save $4.96 10% off
$44.99
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Double Corona Natural (7.7"x49)
Box of 25
In Stock
$249.75
| save $49.76 20% off
$199.99
Profile
Shape
Double Corona
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
No
Pressed
No
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
No
Torpedo No. 1 (0.0"x0)
New
Box of 25
In Stock
$249.75
| save $49.76 20% off
$199.99
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
No
Pressed
No
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
No
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
No
Pressed
No
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
No
Torpedo No. 1 (0.0"x0)
New
Pack of 5
In Stock
$49.99
| save $5.00 10% off
$44.99
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
No
Pressed
No
Has Tip
No
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
No
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Soberano (Presidente) (8.0"x52)
Box of 25
In Stock
$259.75
| save $51.76 20% off
$207.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Soberano (Presidente) (8.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$51.95
| save $4.96 10% off
$46.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Soberano Maduro (Presidente) (8.0"x52)
Box of 25
In Stock
$259.75
| save $51.76 20% off
$207.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Soberano Maduro (Presidente) (8.0"x52)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$51.95
| save $4.96 10% off
$46.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Charlemagne (Presidente) (7.3"x54)
Box of 25
In Stock
$267.25
| save $53.26 20% off
$213.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Charlemagne (Presidente) (7.3"x54)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$53.45
| save $4.46 8% off
$48.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Ecuador Sumatra
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Charlemagne Maduro (Presidente) (7.3"x54)
Box of 25
In Stock
$267.25
| save $53.26 20% off
$213.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
Charlemagne Maduro (Presidente) (7.3"x54)
Pack of 5
In Stock
$53.45
| save $4.46 8% off
$48.99
Profile
Shape
Presidente
Wrapper
Connecticut Broadleaf
Origin
Dominican Republic
Flavored
False
Pressed
False
Has Tip
False
Binder
Nicaraguan
Filler
Brazilian,  Dominican,  Mexican,  Nicaraguan
Sweet
False
overall rating 4.57 out of 5 True { } True { } True { } Based on 426 Ratings
Customer Reviews of "La Gloria Cubana"
5 out of 5
5 Star
304
4 out of 5
4 Star
80
3 out of 5
3 Star
28
2 out of 5
2 Star
9
1 out of 5
1 Star
5
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Brandon S

La Gloria Cubana Serie ‘R’ #5 Maduro

Brandon S
A couple of days ago Steve-O and I received an email from a customer requesting a review/ score on the La Gloria Serie R. First off let me just say “Thank You!” to Chris S. for taking time out of his day to shoot us an email! I love getting feedback from you guys and just discussing cigars in general. The fact that our reviews help you to decide which cigars might be worth your hard-earned cash is a great feeling!

So Chris, I pulled a 5-pack of my size of choice, the LGC Serie R #5 Maduro and got started with my note taking to produce the following review just for you my friend…

I think it goes without saying that the entire La Gloria Cubana line has become a staple in the cigar industry. It has been around for years and has garnered a reputation as being a consistent and reliable smoke year after year. Truth be told, I haven’t had an LGC in quite some time. My desk is typically piled high with new cigars and samples of cigars from factories and manufacturers looking for feedback on prototypes of new smokes destined eventually for full-scale production. I know, I know, I have a rough job!!

Upon pulling the first of the 5 cigars I purchased for this review, the very first thing I noticed was a wrapper that was both lighter than what I have come to expect from El Credito as well as much more veiney than what I remember. I shrugged it off and went to town first cutting the cigar with a guillotine followed by a torch to the foot and I was off and running. The first few puffs brought me back to the heady days of wandering into the CI retail store where I would stand in awe at the incredible variety of cigars to choose from. Although the smoke produced were not of the voluminous clouds I ordinarily like to see emanating from my mouth, the flavor was distinctly rich and slightly sweet. Truly indicative of a naturally fermented Maduro wrapper! A third of the way into this big boy and the burn went a bit awry with one side burning a little faster than the other which unquestionably impacted both the flavor and temperature of the smoke produced. One other note is that the strength isn’t what I remember it being. There was a time when an LGC would give me cause to have a seat but certainly not this time. Reflecting back and smoking an Edge Maduro as I write this review, I believe the reason for this is the recent trend towards “super-strong” cigars. What once was full-bodied now feels more like medium to full or perhaps just medium bodied.

The Bottom Line:

While there’s no doubt that La Gloria Cubana is a solid “go-to” cigar I think that the cost is somewhat prohibitive and the flavor a little, dare I say, boring. For this kind of cash I would suggest a little experimentation. Newer cigars like the Triple Ligero and Edge Maduro have enough body to put you to sleep for an entire day. Good stuff!

Keith

La Gloria Cubana Serie R

Keith
I just returned about a week ago from New Orleans, where the annual RTDA cigar industry trade show was held this year. Man, talk about a roll in the catnip. I always look forward to RTDA - catching up with friends in the industry, working out deals, discussing new projects, smoking 20 cigars a day....and hatching schemes to destroy the competition (he he he). It's sensory overload, with cigars as far as the eye can see, tons of new releases and all the cigars you can smoke. Since getting back I've let my palate recover for the past 5 days without a cigar. And now I'm back in the swing. One of the samples at my fingertips is a new size of La Gloria Cubana Serie R - it's about 5"x56 in size, natural wrapper. The Serie R blend was actually on the forefront of the trend toward full-bodied cigars when it first came out 4 or 5 years ago. In fact back, this was a regular in my rotation when it was released. But come to think of it, I haven't had one in quite some time so I'm looking forward to this review.

At first glance it's a little rough-looking in appearance, the wrapper very marbelized with several prominent veins, plus I noticed one soft spot in the midsection. I like this vitola, not grotesquely thick yet ample girth to showcase the blending abilities of maker Ernesto Carrillo. It produces abundant spice on the back of my throat from the get-go, frankly a little overwhelming for my palate at 9:00 in the morning. I know I know, go ahead and call me Sally. Let me get a refill of coffee.....okay I'm back! It settles down a bit from here but remains very bold and complex. The aroma is intoxicating and the big, creamy clouds of smoke are a treat. Around the mid-point however I experience some bite and a slight grassy taste as it begins to burn a little hot and harsh for just a brief spell, before evolving back to the more familiar rich, creamy, and full profile with distinct notes of cedar. The finish is long and lingering, tingling the back of the tongue.

The Serie R is a very good full-bodied cigar with ample complexity and flavor, one that deserves credit for helping to kick-start the trend toward heavier blends. Perhaps it has been eclipsed slightly by other, newer blends in the full-bodied department (CAO Brazilia, Edge, 5 Vegas 'A', Camacho, Joya Antanos, etc.) but should remain a staple in most humidors.