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Victor Sinclair Vintage Select

Milk-chocolatey goodness from Victor Sinclair.

Victor Sinclair Vintage Select offers a dark, delicious Brazilian maduro wrapper and supremely aged mix of all Cuban-seed Dominican long-leaf tobaccos. Fire one up and you'll see it's chock full o' soothingly rich, milky-smooth flavors but also fairly tame in strength. Crisply box-pressed and meticulously constructed with a pleasant aroma and slight sweetness, VS Vintage is a bargain that's priced well enough to be your 'everyday' handmade.

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Churchill (7.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $134.00
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Churchill (7.0"x50)
Pack of 5 Only 4 Left $33.50
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Gordo (6.0"x60)
Box of 20 In Stock $160.00
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Gordo (6.0"x60)
Pack of 5 In Stock $40.00
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Lonsdale (Lancero/Panatela) (6.0"x44)
Box of 20 In Stock $110.00
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Lonsdale (Lancero/Panatela) (6.0"x44)
Pack of 5 Only 5 Left $27.50
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Toro (6.0"x50)
Box of 20 In Stock $125.00
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Toro (6.0"x50)
Pack of 5 In Stock $31.25
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Torpedo (6.5"x54)
Box of 20 In Stock $140.00
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Torpedo (6.5"x54)
Pack of 5 In Stock $35.00
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Overall Rating 4.11 out of 5 Based on 61 Ratings

Customer Reviews of “Victor Sinclair Vintage Select”

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5 out of 5
Good every day cigar!
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Select Torpedo
Has a very smooth and good taste, not harsh easy to draw. will order again
4 out of 5
Good smoke, a little bit peaty but still good.
I really like box-pressed sticks when I go fishing or do yard work. I can clamp it in my teeth for hands-free smoking. These are good...not great but really good. One stick had a pretty flawed wrapper, which was hidden by the gold ribbon on the end, but the rest seem very well made. It’s a long-lasting smoke with a peaty, earthy cool smoke. Burn is a little irregular, but doesn’t tunnel; it’s just a bit wandering from side to side. They might be good luck, too - I caught a 2 lb 11 oz largemouth bass this morning while smoking one of these. Nice Libre is still my favorite, but I would buy these again if the price is right.
5 out of 5
gagoots size...
3 out of 5
VS Ventage Select
They are good burning and have a good taste. This box however was an off sided box press with a sharp crease on one side of each stick.
5 out of 5
Great service, good selection of
Great service, good selection of products, never been disappointed.
2 out of 5
Not to my liking
Not to my liking
5 out of 5
Great cigar, 100% legit. My friends are coming over more often, wonder why.
5 out of 5
Great for the dough
Love this cigar. A great bargain in an everyday smoke.
4 out of 5
Worth the price
Non complex, same taste start to finish of roasted peanut shells, even burn, solid ash.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Gurkha Beast
Great cigar, Good draw & full bodied.
3 out of 5
Not consistent through out the
Not consistent through out the box. Some are hard drawing. Bitter near the end.
2 out of 5
A Decent Smoke
Nice cigar but the wrapper around the punch hole started coming unwrapped on the first cigar. I haven't tried a second one yet, but hope the rest are better put together?
4 out of 5
Good Smoke
The vintage select is my go to smoke for everyday use. Torpedo is my favorite style too. Thanks for offering them on sale! I bought a box and the next day my wife bought me another one. Full humie now. I’m a happy man.
5 out of 5
CI staff are great. They make purchasing stress free. Very satisfied.
2 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Select
I ordered a box. I tried to smoke one and it was extremely dry and fell apart in my hands. I have them in my humidor to get moisture back in them.
4 out of 5
Very nice smoke.
these were very good, I would buy these again.
1 out of 5
Love the Victor Sinclair Vintage line but not these.
Somehow these just didn’t do it. Draw was wrong. Harsh tasting. Nothing like the others in this line of cigars.
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Select cigars
Victor Sinclair Vintage Select cigars are great! I like the Lonsdale size and the box pressing.
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair
Great cigar! Nice smoke. Excellent value 👍
4 out of 5
Good stick
Nice everyday smoke. Will buy again.
4 out of 5
Good every day smoke
Good every day smoke at a good price.
5 out of 5
Excellent cigar.
Excellent cigar.
5 out of 5
Great cigars
A friend of mine told me about this sale and was very glad that he did.
5 out of 5
Vintage Select Gordo
These are my favorite cigars. They have great flavor and burn very evenly. Am about to order another box or two.
3 out of 5
little dry. Hard time keeping
little dry. Hard time keeping lit on golf course. Some uneven burn. Taste good.
5 out of 5
V.S. Vintage select
Great smoking cigar with great flavor and finishes very well.
5 out of 5
Buy them
Very smooth smoke, enjoyed smoking them and will buy again. Goes well with single malt Scotch
5 out of 5
on my 3rd cigar and one good cigar. smooth with hints of some sort of a sweet ish taste. can't wrap my head around it? i have tried all the victor sinclair cigars. tied with orange one. particular flavor for sure
3 out of 5
Won't stay lit!
Taste good.. But I have never had a cigar go out and be so difficult to re-light.. My buddy and I went through a whole box of matches just to smoke one each.. Weird..
3 out of 5
Decent smoke
Light but pretty flavorful. Box press was kind of inconsistent. Four cigars down and non of them uniformly the same. Reason for only three stars is three out of four has had excessive tar build up about an inch-inch and a half in causing poor draw and recut.
5 out of 5
Good value
Smooth medium strength daily stick
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Select Lonsdale
very enjoyable smoke for a good price.
5 out of 5
Nice light smoke burns evenly
4 out of 5
smooth and tasty
smooth and tasty
3 out of 5
Big box pressed maduro fan
A little disappointed. Wrapper didn't have the rich oily taste I expected decent draw and even burning ash. Ok for price.
5 out of 5
Good Smoke!
Priced right for an every day cigar. Great taste, even burning, just what you need for a long rewarding smoke. Feel free box of these goodies would make my day!
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage
This is a great smoke, perfect for an after meal, or a relaxing time with your adult beverage
2 out of 5
Wrapped to tight
I have only had one so far but it was so tight I could not get a good draw from it. I am hoping the next one is much better
4 out of 5
Great bang for your buck
Great medium flavor and a price to go with it
2 out of 5
Never Again
Loose filler, uneven and quick burn. You get what you pay for, but I won't buy VS again.
3 out of 5
Not Great
My box was a little dried out. Very poor box pressing. Most of the sticks have super harsh crease while other sides on the same stick are not. To look at a handful of these you would think "Dollar Store"....... They smoke OK and is rather smooth. Bought them on sale for a great price however if I paid suggested retail I would not be happy.......
2 out of 5
No thanks.
Wrapping is too soft and peels easily, very loosely packed. Not my cup of tea.
5 out of 5
They won't replace my Nestor's
They won't replace my Nestor's but they'll do.
5 out of 5
Victor Sinclair vintage select Gordo
Good burn excellent drawerSmooth all the way down to the nub
5 out of 5
Mild but w/ good flavor - very enjoyable. I usually include Victor Sinclair Vintage Select Toro w/ every order.
5 out of 5
VERY Nice Gentle but Tasty Smoke
Wish I could afford these more often. Wonderfully "quiet" in taste, but still taste-full. Mellow, smooth, maduro sweetness and flavor. Construction outstanding -- box pressed as easy to hold in lips as in hand. I'll buy again. Might try the V Sinclair sampler.
5 out of 5
nice box press,very easy draw,stays
nice box press,very easy draw,stays tasty down to the nub,no heat,no bitterness
3 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Toro
A great, inexpensive box pressed cigar.
5 out of 5
good smoke for the buck
You can always get a good cigar from victor sinclair. Quality smoke and easy on the pocket!
5 out of 5
Great Value!
These little guys surprised me... I wanted an affordable stick with a name i knew and trusted. Victor Sinclair never disappoints. This cigar hits the nail on the head falling squarely between a super premium cigar and those el-cheapo mixed filler sticks. Try this one today!
5 out of 5
Good deal
Got my favorites from Victor Sinclair for very affordable price.
4 out of 5
Excellent value
These are an excellent value for the price. Nice flavor and aroma for an everyday smoke. The first one I had --- out of the box-- was a bit bitter and burned hot, but after letting the cigars rest several days in a humidor, this problem went away. The box pressing resulted in a very well made cigar that was firm yet drew easily. Sharp corners. Purists may reject the shape but they don't know what they are missing.
5 out of 5
Smooth Chocolate Taste
Through the years, I've ordered just about all the V.S. "Vintage" cigars and have been pleased with all of them.
4 out of 5
Very good bang for your buck
For the price these are tough to beat in the mild-medium category. Good flavor and smooth, highly recommend getting a box and trying them for yourself
4 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Churchill
Always a really good smoke
5 out of 5
vector Sinclair
I am assuming that you were talking about the box pressed Victor St Clare's. the smoke is OK but the wrapping is not what I expected as it is extremely soft.
3 out of 5
Victor Sinclair Vintage Lonsdale
Good price for these cigares .Even burn. Half way down they get a little nasty.
4 out of 5
A Great Value
A very good smoke for the price, great to hand out to guys on a camping trip
3 out of 5
Good value, not bad.
Medium strength but a bit to ‘rough’ for my palate.
Customer Testimonials
If you like box pressed smokes this is an economical mid day smoke choice. Dark wrapper and even burn are good. This is a truly square cigar in the best of terms.
Ok smoke. Pretty good cigar.
First let's talk about construction. This cigar was pressed with sharp corners and wrinkles in it so it wasn't "pretty". I was a bit worried about how well it would smoke, but it had a nice draw with a nice amount of creamy smoke. I liked the taste and it took about an hour to smoke. Flavors were cocoa and a bit of pepper. Not quite as flavorful as a Nica Libre, but not bad either. Actually between the two, I like the draw on this one better. The Nica Libre is too loose in comparison. This seems to be a mild to medium cigar. It was not harsh at all. Definitely worth a try!
Got some of these on sale and am glad I gave them a try. They have a nice, though not too sharp, box press shape. They seem mild to medium in strength and the flavors are distinct and pleasant. It's not the prettiest, but gets the job done as a very solid yard work cigar, especially for the price.
On the mild side; I expected a little more from an aged cigar.
Bought the box of VS Vintage Select in the Lonsdale size (6x44) since I'm not fond of VS's larger ring gauges. As maduro wrappers go, the Brazilian Arapiraca is not one of the "richer" maduros, but nonetheless quite tasty. This cigar has a nice medium body and flavor and is finely constructed in a box press. Reminds me of the ol-timey Mexican cigars from the 80s and 90s and early 2000s when Mexicano cigars were all the rage. The box is impressive, too, and the band is a beauty (but a bugger to remove). I ran into one noticeable downside, however: at about the 2/3rds mark--and maybe it's just me--this cigar begins to go sour, almost bitter. If you can tough it out, the final 1-1/2" smoke-able portion returns to its Mexican heritage.
Great "bang for the buck" here. Nice mellow smoke, great flavor too. One of my new favorites!
Just right. Smooth all the way Threw
Bought a bundle of these. Flavor is unremarkable, not offensive. Hey what do you want for a bundle of 20 @ $39.99? The caliber is awkward and looks comical as one smokes. It is too thick, boxy, and big. ..and I like large gauge cigars and box pressed! Good knock around cigar while working, not for quality smoke time.
I've commented on these before, when I was first getting into cigars, but years later, I still come back. Is it a Cohiba? No, but it is a well constructed cigar with a beautiful box press, even burn, and consistent (and for the price complex) flavor. They also mature wonderfully in the humidor. You can't really go wrong with any of the Victor Sinclair smokes. Give em a shot.
For the price this is the best morning cigar around and yes, milk chocolate in the morning with a cup of joe, just cannot go wrong...Victor Sinclair Vintage Torp.....
I took advantage of weekly special vintage select and smoked several of them , have to say a little dissapointed. soft, quick burn and a little harsh. perhaps a little more time in the humidor will help. However, I also smoked VS connecticut yankee and find that an excellent cigar. I think I will stay with them.
The UPS truck pulled away from the curb 15 minutes ago but I couldn't wait to try my most recent purchase. Trust me, the mazos of 20 presidente are EXCELLENT, right out of the cold package. If you enjoy a mild cigar, lots of smoke, this is a great cigar. I'm not a big maduro fan and when CI offered these recently on their daily deal I bought 2 mazos blind. Best buy I have made in a long time. You WILL enjoy these if you are a mild fan. I'm now on my way to buy more, at the higher price, before they are all gone. Good luck if you hesitate.
These cigars are absolutely amazing (VS Vintage Selects) I got mine in the lonsdale size and these things nver get too hot, they have a ease of draw that I don't have in some of my more expensive puros. And the taste...!!?? I get the sweet nunces, the mild peppery taste and then it changes into this wonderful chewy, meaty chocolatey aroma and as the smoke gets to my pallate, I just tilt my head back, look at the sky, and believe that these must be sent down to us from the heavens for all of us to enjoy. There is not one Victor Sinclair that I have had yet that gave me any other impression other than that these are some highly superior smokes. I would recommend that you get as many of these as possible because once this box is gone, I may be tripilingmy order or even more!! Guys, just keep making this cigar and you will have a customer for life. By the way, your guys'shipping is awesome!! I placed an order on a Thursday afternoon and had it before dinner the next day. You guys ROCK!!!
Wow, is about all I need to say these babies are just simply awsome for the buck. I was very pleasantly surprised when i picked these beauties out with my Fathers Day gift cetificate, so creamy, earthy and elegant, they burn about perfectly too. Highly recommended to all.
I've been smoking these for years. My golf buddies count on me to bring the smokes. When they tried these for the first time they thought I paid big bucks for them. I let them think I did! For about 2 bucks a stick, it pays off at the at the clubhouse after our round. I never buy the beer after a round of golf. They all feel like I was the generous guy every time! Thanks CI for saving me big bucks on expensive beer, LOL!!
I received a Lonsdale size VS Vintage Select at CigarFest '09. I tried it this morning with my morning cuppa. The pre-light aroma was, well, 'different'. Unusual; don't know exactly how to describe it. I wasn't looking forward to what I got! Really a very nice cigar, if a bit rough looking. Absolutely even burn, excellent draw and a firm, non-flaking ash. I usually smoke cigars that are a bit bigger than the Lonsdale, so I'll buy some of the Vintage Select in a larger ring. This is a good cigar. The fact that it's inexpensive is just icing on the cake.
I picked my first box up (Victor Sinclair Vintage) on the bid site a few weeks back and tried one this weekend. I can't believe I got such a nice cigar for such a low price. I'll be setting a couple of boxes a side, at two bucks a stick, you can't go wrong, for a buck a stick on the bid site, well, need I say more. I'm not a box pressed fan, but these are worth it in my mind.
I just finished the Vintage Select "A" -- an 8-inch monster that nonetheless kept me occupied right down til the coal reached my lips -- almost 2 hours later! Smoother than the regular Serie 55 Maduro, this hummer has a natural sweetness and an easy draw from the very start. Even burn, plenty of smoke... what's not to like?
Perhaps my comments are at the bottom of the heap but this cigar for the price is at the top! (Victor Sinclair Vintage) No shame here! I'm a bargain shopper when it comes to cigars. I try to find the best deal on this web site (my FAV!) and then exploit it to the best of my ability! Alright! Here is one of them! I am happy to report that I was very suprised at the pleasant start on this cigar BUT as we all know it's the finish that makes it or breaks it. This thing had an easy draw and was smooth to the very end! Oh yea! The very end! Burn your lips end! My pals at work say I have yet to turn them on to a loser. A well constructed cigar, huge ash, and smooth from start to finish! That's my story and I'm stickin to it! Enjoy!
Allow me be as blunt and brutally honest. I took a chance on this cigar, only after convincing my buddy to split a box with me. Upon its arrival, I was skeptical...the band looked cheap, and the cigar didn't look like much. And then I lit one up. Wow. 200 plus Victor Sinclair Vintage Selects later, I can tell you that I only ran across 2 poss. 3 sticks that tasted bad, or burned mediocre. For under $2 a stick...that is some pretty freakin’ great odds, if you ask me. This is a solid staple to stock the humidor with, and it has become my "everyday" cigar. "Highly recommend".
I tried this cigar when it went on special and after doing so I had to give one to each of my buddies at the cigar club here on camp (Victor Sinclair Vintage). Not one person had anything bad to say about this cigar. AWESOME was most of the guys reaction. Great taste, good draw, nice moist wrapper, wonderful smell, again an awesome cigar. Your staff rated this cigar as a 88, I think it should be atleast a 90 if not higher.
Wanted to try these for some time (Victor Sinclair Vintage), so when they came up on special, thought I'd dive in. And glad I did. Smokey, creamy, cocoa goodness cradled in a beautiful box-pressed chocolately wrapper. Very impressed with the quality of the stick without the big-stick price. "That's a keeper...!"
I have been smoking cigars for over 13 years, and for the first time, I just bought some cigars from Cigars International, as the deals and the way the web-site is put together make it easy to determine what I might like. After reading the reviews on the Victor Sinclair Vintage I thought I'd give it a try. This is really a wonderful cigar. It looks good, and draws, burns and Tasts GREAT! I like the box press look of the torpedo, and the 3 bands give the cigar a classy look. No harshness, lots of flavor and clouds of smoke. What more do you need in a cigar? Regardless of the great price, this is a excellent smoke! I want to smoke what tastes great and is a good value. This cigar has it all! Buy some, you will be happy you did.
What can i say...these "Victor Sinclair Vintage" cigars smoke like a dream. Smooth...chocolatey...hints of coffee and cream even vanilla, a real blast. They draw easily and burn consistently through out the entire stick. Also you can't go wrong with the sampler. Each size offers a subtle difference in taste. Hey guy's try them and see what you think, trust me you wont be disappointed.
Without getting too fancy, this is one of my favs (Victor Sinclair Vintage). A great smooth full flavor w/out harshness. Great for a novice smoker yet appreciated by the savant. One of the best smokes for the price. I'm stocking up before they get spensive again.
I always keep these (Victor Sinclair Vintage) in stock in my humidor. They have long been a favorite and the perfect any time of day cigar. Smooth, no spice, and creamy chocolate-expresso flavor hits the spot every time. Mild enough to be handed out to a beginner, too! My Conductors love the smell of them in the locomotive cab, some even mooch one off of me on our train runs!
One of my good friend's Uncle used to distribute VS Bohemians before the dyed wrappers came out. I fell in love with them almost immediately, a truly invididual smoke. Regal... tasty, and full-bodied it is can contend with any of the heavy-hitters and still make a mark. It is in my cabinet. The torpedo is a dark oily wrapper with nutty accents, very fragrant and kinda grainy finish with ahint of leather.. it is one of my all time faves! My Rate: 92
What can I say, this one is a winner (Victor Sinclair Vintage)! I like most all of the V.S. cigars I have smoked, however, this is my all time Fav! with the series 55 sun grown a close second. It has a nice chocolatey smooth taste, I try to keep my humi stocked with them as an every day smoke... they just don't last.
A friend and I got together on a box plus the sampler bundle a few months back (Victor Sinclair Vintage). At first these were a nice rich and smooth smoke with a good draw and even burn. After leaving some in my humidore for three or so months I came back to them again. Wow! The richness multiplied very nicely to the extent that I enjoy them only slightly less than my current favorite, the Carlos Torano Exodous 1959. Leave them in your humi for a couple of months and see what I mean.
I can't say enough about my new favorite cigar (Victor Sinclair Vintage). This is an excellent everyday smoke, with even, smooth-burning long-fillers that produce a sturdy ash. Mild to medium in body, these maduros have wonderful flavor from tip to nub, so you'll want to smoke all the way down. They're also a handsome stogie, cello wrapped with three bands, so you're never ashamed to pass them out to clients. They certainly look more expensive than two bucks per stick!
Just got my my box of Victor Sinclair Vintage. WOW!! What a great smoke. They came the day before Thankgsgiving. Everyone enjoyed them. Im putting this smoke on my favorites' list. Thanks again!!
I just got my Victor Sinclair Vintage on 10/9 and i've already smoked five of them.I think it's a great smoke at a great price. thanks
Very Good Quality. I've smoked cigars at 3 times the price and these (Victor Sinclair Vintage) are just a good!
Enjoyed the VS CT's in the past, so I gave the Toro (Victor Sinclair Vintage) a try. Easy draw, medium body, clouds of smoke and smooth tobacco flavor. Disappointed when I had to discard the last half inch!
excellent...this is a very consistant cigar (Victor Sinclair Vintage). great flavor, draw, and burn.
Great smokes (Victor Sinclair Vintage)! I've smoke dozens of these, and never a dissapointment!
Love the rich flavor yet smooth touch to the palate. A real winner (Victor Sinclair Vintage). Ordering boxes # 7 & 8.
Great Cigar (Victor Sinclair Vintage)... Smooth,Flavorful My new favorite. Even my wife likes the aroma of this one. I'm ordering my 3rd box.
Tons of rich flavor, yet medium in body, Nice construction and good burn. Hints of leather and coffee with a slightly sweet tasting wrapper. A top shelf smoke with a bottom shelf price. I'd buy it again.
These are one of my all time favorite cigars. Smooth, creamy, medium hints of chocolate and coffee. Just the thing I light up in the evening after dessert. Goes down like a great cup of cappucino coffee!

Victor Sinclair Vintage Select

Steve R
If there’s one thing I love, it’s a super dark, super smooth, super oily box-pressed cigar. Among my favorites are the Torano Exodus, Gurkha Regent and Nester Reserve. Slow-burning, densely packed, hefty handmades filled with chocolatey goodness. Victor Sinclair of the Dominican Republic has their own version of dark, box-pressed beauties called the Vintage Select. Truth be told, this is a cigar we stopped carrying a couple of years ago due to slow sales. At the time it was rivaling the success of Bohemian and Serie ‘55’ – a tall task. Regardless, it was sad to see this cigar removed from our shelves, because it really is a quality smoke. But, to my delight, the big guy recently landed a sweet deal allowing us to re-introduce this line at over 50% off our original retails. Sweet, chocolatey goodness!

It’s safe to say the quality and consistency of Victor Sinclair cigars are top-notch, and the Vintage Select is no exception. The other day we received a small shipment of Torpedos, which has already sold out, but I managed to score one of the boxes. (Don’t worry, more are arriving any day now) Anyway, I’ve since smoked close to half the box, and every single cigar was just like the last. Each is beautifully constructed using a silky Brazilian Maduro wrapper and a hefty blend of Cuban-seed Dominican tobaccos, including a generous helping of Dominican Olor. This mixture makes for an extraordinary assortment of flavors. The wrapper has a naturally fermented sweetness that’s subtle but nice, while the fillers offer a robust character that hints at roasted coffee, with an underlying rich creaminess. The aftertaste is long and pleasant, leaving a dark, espresso-like flavor on my palate. Incredibly smooth right up to the nub, it ends with a velvety, full-flavored finish. Tasty. It’s not full-bodied, but boy is it satisfying.

The Vintage Select will please just about anyone. No spice, harshness or dizzy-spells, just a smooth, rich, flavorful cigar that maxes out a medium-bodied. I really hope this cigar does better this time around – it deserves it, easily.

Victor Sinclair Vintage


For some reason, this review took an extensive amount of "research"...

Monday - "ok, Bob E. from Wyomissing, PA said that I need to spark up one of these Victor Sinclair Vintage Selects, haven't had one for a while, but that was when it was a pricey jobbie.  Whoah, not bad, easy draw, good looking box press, fires up easily, this is primed for a Gonz's Pick."

Tuesday - "ok, one more VS Vintage Select that tickles my fancy, and I'm making it a Gonz's Pick.  Yum, yum, damn that's too deelish to quit, wow I nubbed that one fast.  Maybe one more to make sure."

Wednesday - "I have to play hoops with the CI team tonight, and I can't let a cigar slow down my prowess on the court, just a quick few puffs on a VS squared....whoah I nubbed that fast!"

Thursday - "I'm ready to write this review, I can get inspired if I just spark up one more Vintage Select.  Doh, my water bill is 3 weeks overdue, crapola!  2 Vintage Selects later and the bills are paid."

Friday at 6:31pm - "Finally, just a little peace and quiet time!  Let me put my phone on "Do Not Disturb" and the "Go Away!" sign on my door."

Seriously, I'm a 1/2 box into this cigar and I can't get enough of it.  It's been consistent and creamily delicious all along the way that I simply can't put it down once I start smoking it.  I've asked other guys around the office and they've said things like "nice" or "not bad" or "surprising" or "never had one" and while I'll say that it's perhaps not something to do cartwheels over (not that I could anyway), but it definitely deserves a good ol' fashioned "Dude, you gotta try this!".  Plus, I think my brain is so fixated on price that my flavor expectations fall in line.  For example, if a Fuente Opus X cost $3.00 a stick, I'd probably say "wow! great cigar."  But, at $30 a stick, my reaction is "ehh, not bad".  Seriously, I'm not sure if you guys are the same, but give me value and I'll give it a fair chance.  Well at $2 and a few pennies per stick for the Vintage Select, they're so damn good that I'd welcome anyway to prove that there's a better quality to price ratio cigar out there.

The sharply box-pressed nature of the cigar makes it unique, and that gets me nervous sometimes with the draw.  Not so here, I find the draw effortless, an expertly rolled cigar.  The flavor profile is uniform throughout the cigar, but hey, it's summertime, and I don't need a hot rollercoaster screwing up my ketchup and chili covered hotdog.  Soft to slightly medium in body the smoke is rich yet smooth with a creaminess (which is almost buttery) and subtlety that doesn't linger on the tastebuds.  Well constructed the speckled gray ash will hang appropriately. 

A well made smoke that will have you dragging for more.  I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar and I'm going back for more.  A perfect mid-summer special.

Spark'em up,

- Gonz