El Presidente Posted March 30, 2010 Share Posted March 30, 2010 Many moons ago circa 1999 I dropped a box of ERDM Choix Supreme. It was one of those ugly 1999 boxes (the ones with the olive green wrapper) where 1/3 of the cigars were too tight to smoke and those that did draw were acrid at best. They all sported some wrapper damage from the fall. Being a tight arse, I kept that box of cigars for myself. many of you will know the type of cigar...the one you always have around...but never actually smoke. I would always include this box of cigars on my fishing travels. Singles have been to Arnhemland and Cuba and Brazil and back again. They have been in my travel humidor in the car, on the boat, camping, and at the occasional wedding. Most were chucked out due to wrapper damage from the abuse of travel and a complete lack of love. I touched down in Brisbane yesterday and picked up my car. I was looking forward to a cigar on the 50 minute trip home from the airport and I knew I had a Partagas Short or Bolivar Corona junior in my Jeep travel humidor. I put on a Pixies CD and opened the travel humi which is fitted to the side of the centre console for easy reach. The only cigar there was an ERDM CX from 1999...drab olive green wrapper and a few battle scars to match. Crap. Still, thinking I could always pitch it, i fired it up on Airport Drive. What a great cigar !LOL! the acridness I always remembered had become somehow sweet. Cloves, toasted tobacco and burn't sugar dominated the next 50 minutes home. What an unexpected gem as it has not been my experience until now that poor cigars ever come good. Nice to be proven wrong on this one Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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