61. Bespoke Cigars Cabinet Selection Ristretto

Sponsored by Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, during the late afternoon, still sunny with 19°C.

Wrapper: Light brown like milk chocolate. Sandy feel with lightly protruding veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: A little sweetness. The draw os loose.

1st third: Toasted bread, lemon peal or maybe it’s more like citrus marmalade. A touch of almonds in the background aswell.

2nd third: No changes to the taste.

The burn: Burns rather quick, sharp border with white-ish ash and it’s stable.

Smoke: Really voluminous, with a medium heat to the touch.

3rd third: No changes from previous parts.

Conclusion: Off these three cabinet selection I’ve written about this was the most disappointing one, it just didn’t match with my palette.

Result: In my book this is a 87 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

60. Royal Danish Cigars “Prince of Denmark” testblend #2 (Pyramide)

Sponsored by Royal Danish Cigars / Kind Cigars.

This is only a test of the tobacco not a review of the finished product.

Location: This review was made outdoors, on a sunny and warm day. 19°C.

Wrapper: It looks ruff, with protruding veins. Sandy feel, medium brown shade.

Construction: Soft but still has some firm feeling to it, no uneven spots.

Cold draw: Herbs & spices, fresh cut grass, hay.

1st third: Fresh cut cedar, white & green pepper and a touch of oak. There is something more I can’t put my finger on it, but very familiar.

2nd third: The biggest change is that it has smoothened out. The blend feels very familiar.

The burn: Burns a little wonky, stable ash, gray and white marbled ash.

Smoke: It’s cool and voluminous, flows consistently which is a little worrying.

3rd third: Same taste notes as part 2.

Conclusion: The blend reminds me of the green umami blend. But better.

Result: In my book this is a 88 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

59. Tektor Cigars Sampo (Örebro Cigar Society Exclusive)

Sponsored by Tektor Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, on a foggy day with 17°C.

Wrapper: It’s light in color, with some green hue. It’s smooth and has tiny veins.

Construction: Even firm feel. Cold draw: Fresh cut grass, oregano and basil.

1st third: Birch wood, weed, rice a touch of tea. It’s very light on the flavours not harsh at all.

2nd third: Still very smooth, no sudden changes. I start getting a note of raisins.

The burn: Burns a little wonky but nothing to dramatic. The ash is crispy, white and stable.

Smoke: Very fluffy and voluminous. Cool to the touch.

3rd third: Still smooth, flavours from previous parts keeps steady.

Conclusion: An easy cigar to smoke, no sudden tastes that where surprising. Perfect cigar to smoke while reading a book.

A little fun fact behind Tektor Cigars, his cigars are actually grown on Gotland an island of the Swedish east coast. Not this particular blend but his rest work is. By one man only, who was curious if it was possible to make a Swedish cigar and here we have the results, it’s possible.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

58. Bespoke Cigars Cabinet Selection Romano

Sponsored by Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors during a sunny day with a little wind. 18°C. Only water was drank during the review.

Wrapper: Light brown like milk chocolate.

Construction: A softer feel to it but still firm no uneven spots.

Cold draw: No flavours picked up, light draw.

1st third: Medium roasted coffee, caramel sweetness, cedarwood, brioche bread and milk chocolate. Very yummy in my opinion.

2nd third: Keeps as bready and sweet as the first part.

The burn: Burns quick, it’s sharp and the ash is white-ish and stable.

Smoke: Creamy, voluminous and cool.

3rd third: Toasted bread instead of fluffy brioche, but it keeps the rest of the flavours of previous parts.

Conclusion: Matches perfect with a cappuccino or as I smoked it on its own. Perfect draw and yummy flavours.

Result: In my book this is a 90 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

57. Bespoke Cigars Cabinet Selection Rosetta

Sponsored by Bespoke Cigars.

Location: This review was made outdoors, 18°C, a little windy but still sunny. Only water was drank during the review.

Wrapper: Light brown, milk chocolate in colour. Silky smooth, tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel. Cold draw: Hay.

1st third: Medium roasted coffee, pencil wood, cinnamon not in powder form, more like in stick form and brown sugar.

2nd third: Steady flavours from part 1. There is some heat appearing in the back of the mouth, similar to cayenne pepper.

The burn: Burns steady, sharp, white-ish ash, but sadly the ash falls way to easy.

Smoke: Pretty voluminous, medium on the heat.

3rd third: Slight roasted coffee notes and the peppery notes are gone.

Conclusion: Enjoyable smoke with a cup of coffee, perfect for the afternoon.

Result: In my book this is a 89 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

56. Steffo Corona Gorda (Boxpressed)

Bought at Brobergs.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Light brown in colour.

Construction: Soft feeling mostly because it’s boxpressed.

Cold draw: Hay and wheat.

1st third: Burnt coffee or dark roasted. Mellows out a little to a wheat cookie. Like no distinct flavours what so ever.

2nd third: No changes what so ever.

The burn: The ash is white, stable and doesn’t fall off easy.

Smoke: Light in feeling and in flow. The draw has some push to it but not hard at all.

3rd third: No major changes, a slight bitterness towards the end.

Conclusion: Over all a quite boring cigar, good draw, good ash but no interesting flavours.

Result: In my book this is a 84 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

55. Royal Danish Cigars Making Shortfiller Great Again Robusto

Sponsored by Royal Danish Cigars.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Light in colour, tiny veins.

Construction: A little uneven but it’s an shortfiller after all. Some spongy spots but good feel overall.

Cold draw: Hay and fresh cut grass.

1st third: Medium roasted coffee, 65% dark chocolate, grass, sandalwood and hay. It has a tough draw. Dry finish in the mouth.

2nd third: There is a sweetness there like a cornetto cone, there is also some citrus notes. I think the sandalwood is what’s drying out the mouth.

The burn: Burns slow and pretty steady, firm and stable ash with some flaky parts, and it’s white.

Smoke: Voluminous and cool to the touch.

3rd third: There is a slight bitterness like bitter almonds. There is also some salty taste.

Conclusion: What a roller-coaster of tastes, I don’t know if I like it. No I’m not a fan of it, Royal Danish Cigars have better choices. Not for this money but I’d rather spend more to get a higher quality cigar.

Result: In my book this is a 84 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

54. Don Kiki Gold Lable Robusto

Sponsored by Don Kiki/ Karen Berger.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Dark milk chocolate wrapper. Ruff feel, somewhat protruding veins.

Construction: Firm feel, compact. Cold draw: Hay, cacao and almonds.

1st third: Dark chocolate, oak, leather and bitter almonds. A little sharp on the tounge.

2nd third: The taste is the same as previous part.

The burn: Burns really fast, the ash is stable maybe a little flaky but it’s white-ish.

Smoke: It’s hot and voluminous.

3rd third: Sadly no change what so ever. Keeps the same taste all the way.

Conclusion: Burnt to fast, no evolution in taste, sharp on the tounge. Sadly this drags down the score.

Result: In my book this is a 83 points cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

53. Don Kiki Platinum Lable Toro

Sponsored by Don Kiki / Karen Berger.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Darker milk chocolate 50-60, sandy feel with protruding veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Hay, Dark chocolate, Almonds.

1st third: Dark rich taste of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate. A nutty bitterness also appears once you blow out the smoke.

2nd third: It starts to mellow out a little, not so sharp anymore, still nutty and still dark chocolate notes. Sharp burn on the tounge.

The burn: Good firm ash, it’s stable and white, burns pretty quick.

Smoke: Hot to the touch, but voluminous.

3rd third: Still sharp on the tounge for each puff I take. Good flavours overall but that sharp burn on the tounge really bums me out.

Conclusion: Consistent of flavours, not so existing and sadly the tounge burning will drag the score down a notch.

Result: In my book this is a 86 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

52. Bespoke Cigars Club Mareva Grand Mareva

Store bought at Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made indoors.

Wrapper: Light brown like a 30-40% milk chocolate. Tiny veins. Oily to the touch.

Construction: Firm feel and even all through.

Cold draw: Hay, almonds and milk chocolate.

1st third: Starts of with a dark roasted coffee note, cool smoke and a creamy finish with a hint of hazelnuts.

2nd third: Smooth, plain peanuts. A hint of cream but no coffee as the first part.

The burn: Burns really good, firm ash and it’s white.

Smoke: Light not so voluminous, cool to the touch.

3rd third: Goes back to creamy coffee, a little roasted peanuts in the background.

Conclusion: Enjoyable smoke, perfect for sitting and reading a book or just having an conversation, not to much happening.

Result: In my book this is a 90 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André