Unwinding With a Smoke Break – Cigars From Embargo
When I was first offered a shot at doing a cigar review, I was admittedly hesitant. I absolutely enjoy a fine cigar, but I’m no expert in the field. Nevertheless, I decided to give it my best! So consider this written from the view of the layperson who enjoys cigars, as opposed to an expert aficionado. I think most of the reading audience will be in the same category, so I hope you all enjoy!
First up was a great cigar, the Roma Craft CroMagnon Aquitaine Mode 5. Boasting a beautiful Ecuadorian wrapper and Cameroon binder with a pleasant aroma, I was eager to give it a try. The wrapper was oily, and perfectly finished. The filler for the CroMagnon Aquitaine is from three separate Nicaraguan growing regions. This cigar had a bold start, with woodsy notes. It soon settled into a nice, smooth smoke. The CroMagnon Aquitaine was savory, strong and full of flavor throughout the cigar. It had a nice, clean finish as well. This was a very enjoyable smoke! Retail for this cigar is $8.
Next was the Crowned Heads La Imperiosa Corona Gorda. Wow, what a great cigar! The La Imperiosa is a blend of 100% Nicaraguan tobaccos. It has a dark, beautiful Ecuadoran Habano Oscuro wrapper. The La Imperiosa was created in response to intense demand for the Las Calaveras 2014, and it is nearly identical. Because of this, I expected the La Imperiosa Corona to be very impressive. I was not disappointed!
This cigar was intensely aromatic, while very savory and yet sweet. I noted a slight earthy taste. It opened with big with a strong pepper flavor. This was going to be a powerful smoke! It remained full and big bodied throughout. It was definitely a cigar I had to take my time with. The flavor was deep, and full. If you are the type that likes full bodied, power house cigars, this one deserves your strong consideration. This bold cigar retails for $10 a stick.
Finally, I had the pleasure to try the Tatuaje Cabaiguan Belicoso Fino. This cigar is hand crafted in the same factory as 5 Vegas Miami and other fine cigars. This was a slightly medium bodied smoke, with a beautiful golden Connecticut seed wrapper grown in Ecuador. The Cabaiguan is a wonderful cigar, and is packed with Nicaraguan long-filler tobacco. It made for a great smoke, possibly my favorite of the lot! The Cabaiguan received a 92 point rating.
The cigar itself was very aromatic and enticing. It had a sweet, almost vanilla fragrance. At the start it was slightly spicy with a hint of pepper, but still very smooth. It remained smooth throughout, as it settled into a bright easy smoke. The Cabaiguan then matured a bit, giving slight coffee and earthy notes. I was very fond of this particular cigar, and loved it smooth draw and sweet smokiness. This cigar retails for $11 per stick.
These items don’t fit into our standard rating scale, and so I would rate them a 4/5 for Cost, and as individual cigars I would rate each one a solid 5/5.
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