604. Partagas Añejados Coronas Gordas Vintage 2007

Store bought at Sweets n Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: CubaOrigin: Cuba Factory: N/ABox: Sold in 25 count boxes.Release: 2016Availability: Limited Release Size: 5.6x46, Corona Gordas (Grand Corona) Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with small veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. … Continue reading 604. Partagas Añejados Coronas Gordas Vintage 2007

603. Cumpay Piramide Limited Edition Vintage 2005

Store bought at Gott Efter Maten. Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Jalapa Habano 2000Binder: Nicaragua Esteli ChinandegaFiller: Nicaragua Jalapa & OmetepeOrigin: Nicaragua Factory: Tabaco SegoviaBox: Sold in 25 count boxes.Release: 2005Availability: Limited Production (Europe Exclusive) Size: 6x50, Piramide. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, sandy feel, with tiny veins. Construction: … Continue reading 603. Cumpay Piramide Limited Edition Vintage 2005

602. Casdagli Club Mareva Spalato No. 2

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Binder: Dominican RepublicFiller: Dominican Republic & NicaraguaOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: Kelner Boutique Factory.Box: Sold in 15 count boxes. Release: November 2020.Availability: Limited to 10.000 cigars annually. Size: 6x49, Piramide Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with small veins. Construction: … Continue reading 602. Casdagli Club Mareva Spalato No. 2

601. E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel

Store bought at Sweets & Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: USA Connecticut HabanoBinder: Ecuador Filler: NicaraguaOrigin: Dominican RepublicFactory: Tabacalera La Alianza S.A.Box: Sold in 10 count boxes. Release: September 2020Availability: Regular Production.Size: 5x50, Robusto.Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. … Continue reading 601. E.P. Carrillo Pledge Prequel

600. Casdagli Basilica “A”

Gifted by the Casdagli Family. Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Dominican Republic CotuiBinder: Dominican Republic Bonao (11 years)Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, USA Pennsylvania Broadleaf, Peru Pello D'OroSize: 6x52, Toro. Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Hay and … Continue reading 600. Casdagli Basilica “A”

599. Casdagli Cabinet Selection Rosetta Maduro

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo Natural MaduroBinder: Dominican RepublicFiller: Dominican RepublicSize: 4x46, Petit Belicoso.Wrapper: Dark roasted coffee beans, oily with a slight rough texture with small veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay, cacao and earthy sweetness. 1st third: Cacao, … Continue reading 599. Casdagli Cabinet Selection Rosetta Maduro

598. Tektor Lojsta Hed Harvest of 2017

Gifted by Joakim Widell, owner of Tektor Cigars. Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Gotland, Habano 2000 Seed Viso Shade Binder: Gotland, Connecticut BroadleafFiller: Gotland, Connecticut BroadleafSize: 3.75x58, RobustoWrapper: Darker milk chocolate, oily with some protruding veins. Construction: Medium firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Oakwood.1st third: Starts … Continue reading 598. Tektor Lojsta Hed Harvest of 2017

597. Padron Damaso No. 8 Aged 2016

Bought at Hotel Havanna in Varberg, Sweden.Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian ConnecticutBinder: NicaraguaFiller: NicaraguaSize: 5.5x46, Corona Gorda.Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Coffee bean and hay. 1st third: Starts with a medium roasted coffee, roasted chestnuts, … Continue reading 597. Padron Damaso No. 8 Aged 2016

596. Quai D’Orsay Senadores Edicion Limitada 2019

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco. Location: This review was made indoors in Hotel Havanna's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: CubaFiller: Cuba Size: 6.1x48, Hermosos No.2 (Grand Corona). Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and fairly smooth with small protruding veins. Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay. 1st third: Starts with a cedarwood, black … Continue reading 596. Quai D’Orsay Senadores Edicion Limitada 2019

595. Flor de Selva Year of The Ox 2021

Gifted by Maya Selva, owner of Maya Selva Cigars.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Honduran JamastránBinder: Nicaraguan Jalapa Filler: HondurasLimited to 250 boxes of 10 cigars (2500 cigars). Size: 6x56, Toro. Wrapper: Dark roasted oily coffee beans, oily and smooth feeling with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm and … Continue reading 595. Flor de Selva Year of The Ox 2021

594. Por Larrañaga HS Picadores

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine TobaccoLocation: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: CubaBinder: Cuba Filler: CubaSize: 5x48, Hermosos No. 4 (Corona Extra).Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Cedarwood and medium roasted coffee beans. 1st third: Starts with a cedarwood, light white … Continue reading 594. Por Larrañaga HS Picadores

593. Empress Robusto Perfection

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Dominican Republic CorojoBinder: Dominican Republic HabanoFiller: USA Pennsylvanian & Dominican RepublicSize: 5.5x50, Robusto.Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily with some protruding veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Hay and light wood. 1st third: Start with a fresh cut … Continue reading 593. Empress Robusto Perfection

592. The Traveler Madrid Barajas Figurado Aged 2017

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Dominican Republic Habano 2000Binder: Mexican San AndresFiller: Dominican Republic & Nicaragua Size: 6x58, Figurado Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Barnyard and cacao. 1st third: Starts … Continue reading 592. The Traveler Madrid Barajas Figurado Aged 2017

591. Steffo 7×70

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Honduran CorojoBinder: Honduran Criollo Viso Filler: Honduran Corojo Corona Ligero & Criollo LigeroSize: 7x70, Toro Gigante.Wrapper: Milk chocolate and smooth with tiny veins.Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed.Cold draw: Cedarwood.1st third: Starts with a creamy and nutty … Continue reading 591. Steffo 7×70

590. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Robusto Grande

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo OscuroBinder: NicaraguaFiller: Nicaragua Jalapa, Condega & EsteliSize: 5.5x52, Robusto Grande.Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Oriental spices and wood. 1st third: Earthy, black pepper … Continue reading 590. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Robusto Grande

589. Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L’ambassadur

Gifted by a friend.Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian ConnecticutBinder: NicaraguaFiller: NicaraguaSize: 6.6x44, Lonsdale.Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay.1st third: Starts with a white pepper, cedarwood, digestive biscuits and minerals. 2nd third: Keeps the … Continue reading 589. Joya de Nicaragua Número Uno L’ambassadur

588. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut Toro

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut ShadeBinder: NicaraguaFiller: NicaraguaSize: 6x50, Toro. Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay and a slight sweetness.1st third: Starts with a creamy milk chocolate, whipped … Continue reading 588. Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Connecticut Toro

587. Donbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Robusto

Gifted by a friend. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge.Information:Wrapper: Ecuador Connecticut Shade G2BWBinder: Mexican San Andrés NegroFiller: NicaraguaSize: 5.25x52, Robusto.Wrapper: Nutty, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Fairly firm and even when lightly squeezed. Cold draw: Hay and a slight sweetness. 1st third: Starts with a … Continue reading 587. Donbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa Brûlée Robusto

586. RYX Toro by Blanco Cigars & YXTobak

Gifted by Ramin Poursasghari, owner of YXTobak. Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco's cigar lounge. Information:Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano MaduroBinder: HondurasFiller: NicaraguaLimited to 1000 cigars a year, comes in bundles of 10 cigars. Size: 6x52, Toro. Wrapper: Dark roasted coffee bean, oily and silky smooth with tiny veins. Construction: Firm even feel … Continue reading 586. RYX Toro by Blanco Cigars & YXTobak

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