Year in Review 2020

I want to start off by thanking each and everyone who has supported my reviews this past year. It's been an interesting and hard year for sure. But thankfully I’ve managed to stay healthy and hard at work. I’ve connected with a lot off you via social media or zooms and had a great time … Continue reading Year in Review 2020

585. Davidoff Cuba No. 1 Vintage 1985

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaDiscontinued in 1991.Size: 7.5x38, Long Panetela (Laguito No. 1)Wrapper: Hazelnut, smooth and oily with small protruding veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Very light hints of cedarwood. 1st third: Starts with a … Continue reading 585. Davidoff Cuba No. 1 Vintage 1985

584. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaSize: 4.9x50, Robusto.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Milk chocolate and hay. 1st third: Starts with a rich but creamy milk chocolate, cedarwood, black … Continue reading 584. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2

583. H. Upmann Linea Retro Regalias

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaComes in tins of 5. Size: 5.1x42, Petit Corona. Wrapper: Nutty, silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light wood. 1st third: Starts with a salted almond, cedarwood … Continue reading 583. H. Upmann Linea Retro Regalias

582. El Septimo The Diamond Collection Double Shot White Diamond

Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager of El Septimo Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Costa RicaBinder: Costa RicaFiller: Costa RicaTobacco aged for 5 years.Size: 3.75x68, Sumo Short Robusto.Wrapper: Dark chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Oak wood.1st third: … Continue reading 582. El Septimo The Diamond Collection Double Shot White Diamond

581. Partagas 8-9-8 Aged 2013

From my own collection.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaSize: 6.75x43, Dalias (Lonsdale)Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Light wood.1st third: Starts with a short bread, hazelnuts and marzipan.2nd third: Buttery notes added. Burn: Burns sharp … Continue reading 581. Partagas 8-9-8 Aged 2013

580. Partagas Linea Retro Capitols

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaAluminium pack of 5 cigars Size: 5.2x42, Mareva (Petit Corona) Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts with a … Continue reading 580. Partagas Linea Retro Capitols

3. Cohiba Short (Cigarillo)

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine TobaccoLocation: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Origin: CubaPack size: 10 unitsMachine made cigarillosSize: 3.2x26, ShortWrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with small veins.Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Hay. Taste: Toasted bread, floral and light wood notes. Burn: Burns sharp but hasty with … Continue reading 3. Cohiba Short (Cigarillo)

579. Cohiba Siglo I

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: Cuba Size: 4x40, Perlas (Petit Corona). Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Cedarwood and floral. 1st third: Starts with a toasted bread, light … Continue reading 579. Cohiba Siglo I

2. Trinidad Short (Cigarillo)

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Origin: CubaPack size: 10 unitsMachine made cigarilloSize: 3.2x26, Short.Wrapper: Nutty, smooth with small veins.Construction: Spongey but even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Cedarwood.Taste: Cedarwood, walnut, lemon peel and butter biscuits. Burn: Burns fairly sharp but hasty with a firm and … Continue reading 2. Trinidad Short (Cigarillo)

578. Diplomáticos No. 1 Vintage 1999

From my own collection. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaDiscontinued 2006.Size: 6.5x42, Cervantes (Lonsdale).Wrapper: Nutty, sandy feel with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Very light wood note. 1st third: Starts with a prominent walnut and medium roasted coffee notes, with … Continue reading 578. Diplomáticos No. 1 Vintage 1999

1. Montecristo Short (Cigarillo)

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Origin: CubaMachine made cigarilloPack size: 10 unitsSize: 3.2x26, Short.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with protruding veins.Construction: Spongey but even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Cedarwood.Taste: Starts with a pencilwood, brown sugar, ginger and cinnamon. Burn: Burns a bit uneven with … Continue reading 1. Montecristo Short (Cigarillo)

577. La Gloria Cubana Platinum Edition Regional Paises Bajos 2017

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaLimited to 8000 boxes of 10 cigars (80000 cigars) Size: 5.5x56, Duke (Robusto Extra). Wrapper: Nutty/milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Cedarwood. 1st third: Starts with a … Continue reading 577. La Gloria Cubana Platinum Edition Regional Paises Bajos 2017

576. Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Piramid No.9

Gifted by Srecko Pavicevic, owner of Global Cigar. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Centro Fino Sungrown Binder: Dominican RepublicFiller: Dominican RepublicFactory: Tabacalera Arturo Fuente Size: 6.25x52, Piramid.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with small protruding veins.Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Oriental spices and cedarwood. 1st … Continue reading 576. Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Piramid No.9

575. Montecristo Tubos Vintage 2007

From my own collection. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: Cuba Bought in a small games shop in 2019 with a humidor with some of these MAR 07 cigars laying in a box. Size: 6.2x42, Coronas Grandes (Long Corona). Wrapper: Milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins. … Continue reading 575. Montecristo Tubos Vintage 2007

574. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo des Deux Vintage 2001

From my own collection.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaFrom a 50 cab without any bands, bought at La Chavette in Paris, France in 2016. Size: 6.2x42, Coronas Grandes (Long Corona).Wrapper: Nutty, smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light wood. 1st … Continue reading 574. Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo des Deux Vintage 2001

573. Caldwell Lost & Found Swedish Delight 2.0

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Habano HVA DR 2007Binder: Dominican Republic 2007-2009Filler: Dominican Republic 2007-2009Limited to 2500 cigars. Made in 2016.Size: 5x50, Robusto. Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light wood. … Continue reading 573. Caldwell Lost & Found Swedish Delight 2.0

572. Kauai Island Prince Shade Grown Luana Iki

Gifted by Les Drent, owner of Kauai Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Shade Grown ConnecticutBinder: Kauai Shade GrownFiller: Kauai Shade GrownSize: 4.5x46, Petit Corona.Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light floral note, milk chocolate and pinecone. … Continue reading 572. Kauai Island Prince Shade Grown Luana Iki

571. Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Nicaragua MaduroBinder: NicaraguaFiller: NicaraguaSize: 5x56, Robusto.Wrapper: Coffee bean, smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Light wood note. 1st third: Starts with a milk chocolate, cinnamon, sandalwood and toasted bread. 2nd third: Keeps the … Continue reading 571. Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

570. El Septimo The Luxus Collection Orange Series Bomba Orange

Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager of El Septimo Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Costa RicaBinder: Costa RicaFiller: Costa RicaTobacco aged for more than 15 years.Size: 6.5x60, Pyramide.Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light wood … Continue reading 570. El Septimo The Luxus Collection Orange Series Bomba Orange

569. Chogüi Dos77 Toro Aged 2015

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Dominican Republic HabanoBinder: Dominican Republic Criollo 98Filler: Dominican Republic Corojo, Habano 2020Factory: Top Secret Nest, Dominican RepublicSize: 6x50, Toro. Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with small veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Espresso, earth … Continue reading 569. Chogüi Dos77 Toro Aged 2015

568. El Septimo The Travel Time Collection New York

Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager at El Septimo Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Costa RicaBinder: Costa RicaFiller: Costa RicaSize: 4x60, Sumo Short Robusto.Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts with a … Continue reading 568. El Septimo The Travel Time Collection New York

567. Caldwell Lost & Found Pepper Cream Soda Corona Gorda

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Brazil ArapiacaBinder: Dominican Republic PilotoFiller: Dominican Republic Piloto, Cuban seed HVA & HabanoSize: 5x46, Corona Gorda.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily, smooth with small veins.Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay.1st third: Starts with a smooth … Continue reading 567. Caldwell Lost & Found Pepper Cream Soda Corona Gorda

566. Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Pony Express Edicion Limitada

Gifted by Jeremy Casdagli, owner of Casdagli Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian HabanoBinder: Costa Rica Puriscal & Nicaragua EsteliFiller: Dominican Oscuro Ligero & PeruvianFactory: IGM, Costa RicaComes in boxes of 15 cigars It was first released as a special 5000 cigar release for the USA … Continue reading 566. Casdagli Daughters of the Wind Pony Express Edicion Limitada

565. Kafie 1901 Liga de La Casa Natural Robusto

Gifted by Gaby Kafie, owner of Kafie 1901 Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuador Habano Binder: Honduras Jamastran Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras & Dominican RepublicSize: 5x50, RobustoWrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and fairly smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Cedarwood. … Continue reading 565. Kafie 1901 Liga de La Casa Natural Robusto

564. Caldwell Lost & Found Swedish Delight 3.0 Pre-Production

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Dominican Republic Habano HVA 2007Binder: UnknownFiller: Dominican Republic 2007-2009Limited to 1000 cigars.Made in 2016. Size: 5x42, Corona. Wrapper: Light milk chocolate, smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay and light wood. … Continue reading 564. Caldwell Lost & Found Swedish Delight 3.0 Pre-Production

563. Fonseca Delicias

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaShortfiller and handmade. Size: 4.8x40, Petit Corona. Wrapper: Nutty, rough and with protruding veins. Construction: Medium firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Stars with a light tobacco note, cedarwood and … Continue reading 563. Fonseca Delicias

562. Jas Sum Kral Söta Kakor Maduro Limited Edition 2020

Gifted by Riste Riatevski, owner of Jas Sum Kral. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Mexican Maduro (aged for 4 years)Binder: Nicaragua Criollo 98 LigeroFiller: Nicaragua Condega, Jalapa & SomotoFactory: Tabacalera de Aragon, Nicaragua.Limited to 250 boxes of 12 cigars (3000 cigars). Size: 5.5x48, Toro. Wrapper: Coffee bean, … Continue reading 562. Jas Sum Kral Söta Kakor Maduro Limited Edition 2020

561. Zino Platinum Z-Class 550 R

Store bought at Brobergs. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Dominican RepublicBinder: PeruFiller: Nicaragua & Honduras Size: 5x50, Robusto Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay and cedarwood. 1st third: Starts with a black pepper, … Continue reading 561. Zino Platinum Z-Class 550 R

560. El Septimo Alexandra Collection Marilyn

Gifted by Xavier Bento, General Manager at El Septimo Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Costa RicaBinder: Costa RicaFiller: Costa Rica Size: 5x58, Robusto Gordo. Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Light hay and … Continue reading 560. El Septimo Alexandra Collection Marilyn