170. Rafael Gonzalez Edicion Regionales Nordico – Baltico North Star 2017 (Petit Robustos)

World Exclusive Pre-release Review Sponsored by Habanos Nordic. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light wood notes and nuttiness. 1st third: Starts with a oak wood heavy note, followed by salty peanuts and freshly … Continue reading 170. Rafael Gonzalez Edicion Regionales Nordico – Baltico North Star 2017 (Petit Robustos)

169. Quai D’Orsay No.50

Gifted by my colleague Conny Ankargren, at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Light brown, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Medium firm with a good feel. Cold draw: Clear notes of sandalwood. 1st third: Starts with a smooth but still dry sandalwood note, a hazelnutiness with … Continue reading 169. Quai D’Orsay No.50

168. 1502 Cigars Ruby Torpedo Boxpressed

Gifted by Peter Gaudenzi, 1502 Cigars European Market Director. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: A little spongy feel but still firmly packed. Cold draw: Hay and milk chocolate. 1st third: Starts with a nutty, oak wood note with … Continue reading 168. 1502 Cigars Ruby Torpedo Boxpressed

167. Royal Danish Cigars CSWC 2018 Croatia Gold Edition

Gifted by Jan Vistisen, owner of Royal Danish Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light hay notes. 1st third: Starts with a light sandalwood note, some notes of white pepper and cinnamon. There … Continue reading 167. Royal Danish Cigars CSWC 2018 Croatia Gold Edition

166. La Aurora Cigars ADN Dominicano Robusto

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily, rough texture with clear signs of the veins. Construction: Firm but still a giving feel. Cold draw: Hay and wood notes. 1st third: Starts with a spicy wood note, hint of dark roasted coffee but … Continue reading 166. La Aurora Cigars ADN Dominicano Robusto

165. La Ley Cigars 2015 Reserva Laguito

Bought at Sweet's & Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a airport smoking lounge. Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm but still giving feel. Cold draw: Light hay notes. 1st third: Starts with a creamy smooth feeling of light wood and whipped cream. 2nd third: … Continue reading 165. La Ley Cigars 2015 Reserva Laguito

164. Tektor Cigars Corona 2016 Harvest

Bought at Tektor Cigars event last year. Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny late afternoon, whilst on holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. 27°C. Wrapper: Light brown, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light hay notes and a little caramel sweetness. 1st third: Starts with a light wood … Continue reading 164. Tektor Cigars Corona 2016 Harvest

163. Bespoke Cigars Basilica C No.3

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny and windy afternoon, by the ocean, whilst on holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. 27°C. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins and a shaggyfoot. Construction: Firm but still a little giving when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Cedarwood, … Continue reading 163. Bespoke Cigars Basilica C No.3

162. Bespoke Cigars Daughters of the Wind Piramide Insomnia

Gifted by Jeremy Casdagli, owner of Bespoke Cigars. Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny late afternoon, whilst on holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. 27°C. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with slightly protruding veins. Construction: Firm but still a little giving when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light pencil wood, pine nuts … Continue reading 162. Bespoke Cigars Daughters of the Wind Piramide Insomnia

161. Bespoke Cigars Daughters of the Wind “Caramelito” Testblend

Gifted by Jeremy Casdagli, owner of Bespoke Cigars. Location: This review was made outdoors, during sunset on my holiday in the Algarve, Portugal. 30°C. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm but still a little giving when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light hay notes, creamy caramel sweetness and a … Continue reading 161. Bespoke Cigars Daughters of the Wind “Caramelito” Testblend

160. Bespoke Cigars Traditional Line Cotton Tail

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made outdoors on a beach in Portugal, during an hot sunny day. 32°C. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins and a cotton/pig tail. Construction: Medium feeling, not firm and also not soft, but something in the middle. Cold draw: Hay, creaminess and wood. … Continue reading 160. Bespoke Cigars Traditional Line Cotton Tail

No reviews this week. Update 1.

So this week I won't post any reviews since I have some reviews to priorities for Cigar Journal Tasting Panel. I also want to announce I'm going to Cigar Smoking World Championship Grand Final in Split, Croatia in September. During Saturday we had the Swedish Competition of CSWC at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco for the 5th … Continue reading No reviews this week. Update 1.

159. Hoyo de Monterey Epicure No. 2 Cosecha 2012

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light cedarwood notes. 1st third: Starts of with a whipped creamy note with a almondy finish. 2nd third: In the second part … Continue reading 159. Hoyo de Monterey Epicure No. 2 Cosecha 2012

158. H.Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light pencil wood notes and a nutty hint in the background. 1st third: Starts of with a hazelnutiness and a dry pencil … Continue reading 158. H.Upmann Sir Winston Gran Reserva Cosecha 2011

157. Montecristo Linea 1935 Dumas

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm but still a giving feel. Cold draw: Hay and oak wood. 1st third: Starts of with a dark roasted coffee, clear dry oak wood notes and a hint of … Continue reading 157. Montecristo Linea 1935 Dumas

156. Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Toro

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Barberpole wrapper so one is a light green candela and the other is a darker milk chocolate colour. Oily but with a little rough feel. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light and sweet taste. 1st third: Starts of with … Continue reading 156. Alec Bradley Black Market Filthy Hooligan Toro

155. H. Upmann Connoisseur B LCDH

Store bought. Location: This review was made outdoors during an late evening with the sun going down. 18°C and a slight breeze. Wrapper: Milk chocolate with a orange glow, silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay and freshly ground coffee. 1st third: Starts of with a oak wood note … Continue reading 155. H. Upmann Connoisseur B LCDH

154. H. Upmann The Banker Annuity (USA)

Bought online. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Nutty notes. 1st third: Starts of with a creamy milk chocolate sweetness followed by a nutty hint. 2nd third: Keeps the same. The burn: Burns steady and sharp with … Continue reading 154. H. Upmann The Banker Annuity (USA)

153. Indian Motorcycle 1901 Premium Cigars Robusto Maduro

Gifted by Jared Ingrisano, Brand Manager of Drew Estate. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Almost black wrapper, oily rough feel. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts of with a dark chocolate note and a hint of oak wood. 2nd third: Keeps the same. The burn: … Continue reading 153. Indian Motorcycle 1901 Premium Cigars Robusto Maduro

152. Condega Cigars Serie S Robusto

Gifted by William Kilander, President of the Swedish Cigar Federation. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate, oily, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light hay notes and cedarwood. 1st third: Starts of with a light cedarwood note, with a cane sugar sweetness … Continue reading 152. Condega Cigars Serie S Robusto

151. Montecristo Linea 1935 Leyenda

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily, silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins. Construction: A little softer feeling but still a good feel overall. Cold draw: Cedarwood and milk chocolate. 1st third: Starts of with a dry cedarwood note and a creamy milk chocolate … Continue reading 151. Montecristo Linea 1935 Leyenda

150. Patoro Cigars Patoro XO Salomones VA

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light straw notes. 1st third: Starts of with a light spicy note, sandalwood and a touch of honey. 2nd third: A smooth sweetness like a toffee, … Continue reading 150. Patoro Cigars Patoro XO Salomones VA

149. Wismilak Premium Cigars Premium Seleccion Corona

Sponsored by Wismilak Premium Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light hay notes. 1st third: Starts of with a dark roasted coffee but with a creamy cappuccino feel, almost a touch of milk chocolate maybe 60%. … Continue reading 149. Wismilak Premium Cigars Premium Seleccion Corona

148. Blanco Cigars Nine Minuto (Petit Corona)

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: A darker milk chocolate 60%, oily smooth feel with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts of with a smooth wiener melange coffee note with a hint of pencil wood. 2nd third: Hint of salted … Continue reading 148. Blanco Cigars Nine Minuto (Petit Corona)

147. Rocky Patel Hamlet 25th Year Robusto

Gifted by Hamlet Paredes. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, rough but still smooth feeling and somewhat protruding veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Light draw, milk chocolate hint and hay. 1st third: Starts of with a creamy milk chocolate, white pepper and oak wood. 2nd third: … Continue reading 147. Rocky Patel Hamlet 25th Year Robusto

146. Blanco Cigars Liga Exclusiva de Família Robusto Maduro

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Almost black, rough with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts of with a medium roasted coffee, dark chocolate and salted caramel. 2nd third: Keeps the same. The burn: Burns quickly and sharp, with a … Continue reading 146. Blanco Cigars Liga Exclusiva de Família Robusto Maduro

145. Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez Toro (USA)

Bought online. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay note. 1st third: Dark rich chocolate, cane sugar and oak wood. 2nd third: The flavours rounds out with a smooth nutty note. The burn: Burns steady and sharp … Continue reading 145. Montecristo Pilotico Pepe Mendez Toro (USA)

144. Blanco Cigars Primos Estate Selection Habano Criollo Rosado

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth and oily feel with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay and some spicy notes. 1st third: Starts of with a earthy note, a oak wood dry note and a medium roasted coffee note. 2nd … Continue reading 144. Blanco Cigars Primos Estate Selection Habano Criollo Rosado

143. Romeo y Julieta Medallas de Oro 1875 Reserve Churchill (USA)

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm but still a little soft spots. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts of with a sandalwood tone, some dryness and a slight peppery note. 2nd third: Keeps the flavours but smoothness … Continue reading 143. Romeo y Julieta Medallas de Oro 1875 Reserve Churchill (USA)

142. El Guajiro Trabucos (New Blend)

Sponsored by El Guajiro. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Wrapper: Brown greenish color of the wrapper, dry but still smooth feeling, tiny veuns. Construction: A little spongy feel but still giving. Cold draw: No flavor. 1st third: Starts of with a creamy cappuccino, a little hazelnutty. 2nd third: Gets a … Continue reading 142. El Guajiro Trabucos (New Blend)