Top 5 Cigars of The Year


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As we finish the year, I thought it would interesting to look back and ask what were everyone's best smokes of the year? two categories would probably work best. One for the best regular production cigar with no earlier than a 2012 code, and then another for a cigar of any age and or special edition.

For me the Churchills were the stand out all year long.

1 H Upmann Sir Winston 2014

2 Cohiba Esplendido 2014

3 Bolivar Corona Gigantes 2014

4 JL2 2013

5 Partagas E2

Honorable mention 2013 Monte Especiales, 2013 Punch Punch, 2014 Wide Churchill

Special Production

1 Edmundo Dantes 54

2 Por Larranaga RDL UK RE

3 Alemania Bolivar especiales no 2

4 Ramon Allones Superiores

5 Monsdale

Honorable mention Punch LE 2013, PL sober Aliens (still just to young these will be great though)

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Leo,

I totally agree with the Sir Winnie as king. I'm an Upmann fan, so I've got Connie A in the top 5 too, but those Winnies have been superb! Some of the best boxes I've seen!

Have a happy holidays, my man!

Tom

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what's a good code for winnies y'all

for me it's been

rass

rag

d4

coro

monte 2 mitch gave me lol

I'll take a look at mine and get back to you.

Sent by telepathic super powers

-Stogie Boy

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As we finish the year, I thought it would interesting to look back and ask what were everyone's best smokes of the year? two categories would probably work best. One for the best regular production cigar with no earlier than a 2012 code, and then another for a cigar of any age and or special edition.

For me the Churchills were the stand out all year long.

1 H Upmann Sir Winston 2014

2 Cohiba Esplendido 2014

3 Bolivar Corona Gigantes 2014

4 JL2 2013

5 Partagas E2

Honorable mention 2013 Monte Especiales, 2013 Punch Punch, 2014 Wide Churchill

Special Production

1 Edmundo Dantes 54

2 Por Larranaga RDL UK RE

3 Alemania Bolivar especiales no 2

4 Ramon Allones Superiores

5 Monsdale

Honorable mention Punch LE 2013, PL sober Aliens (still just to young these will be great though)

What factory code on the Espys? Are all 2014 date codes pretty equal?

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what's a good code for winnies y'all

for me it's been

rass

rag

d4

coro

monte 2 mitch gave me lol

ELU ABR 14

What factory code on the Espys? Are all 2014 date codes pretty equal?

ARG Jul 14

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  1. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2 (2013)
  2. Bolivar Belicosos Finos (2013)
  3. H. Upmann Sir Winston (2014)
  4. Montecristo No. 5 (2013)
  5. Bolivar Coronas Junior (2014)

Honorable Mentions:

  1. H. Upmann Connoisseur No. 1 (2011) [Only because it doesn't meet your date criteria]
  2. Romeo y Julieta Exhibicion No. 4 (2012)
  3. Saint Luis Rey Regios (2012)
  4. H. Upmann Petit Corona (2013)
  5. Bolivar Petit Corona (2013)
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Regular production stuff:

1) RASS '13

2) Connie A '14

3) Siglo 6 '14

4) Partagas 898 '12

5) BHK 54 '13

Special release/older

1) Bolivar Presidente

2) PL Encantos

3) 90's SP Bachilleres

4) Dip 1 '01

5) Boli Gold Medal '08

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Best smoking experiences regular production (13/14)

1. Connie A

2. Romeo y Julieta E4

3. RASS Cabs

4. Upmann magnum 50

5. Bolivar Petit Corona

Worst Smoking Experiences regular production (13/14)

1. Monte Open Eagle

2. Partagas Serie D 5

3. Cohiba Siglo I

4. Trinidad Reyes

5. Montecristo Petit 2

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best smoking experience new production:


2013 Cohiba Esplendidos (BTO)


2013 Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial (AME)


2013 H. Upmann re-release Noella jar


2013 La Gloria Cubana Medaille d'Or no.2


2013 Montecristo Double Edmundo (Original Release UPE code only)




Special cigars for 2014:


1997 La Gloria Cubana Medaille d’Or no.1


1998 Partagas 898 Unvarnished


1997 Punch Churchill


1998 Trinidad


2003 Trinidad Robusto Extra


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best smoking experience new production:

2013 Cohiba Esplendidos (BTO)

2013 Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial / #2 (AME)

2013 H. Upmann Connie A (UPE)

2013 La Gloria Cubana Medaille d'Or no.2

2013 Montecristo Double Edmundo (Original Release UPE code only)

Fixt!
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Sorry no recent production made it on my list smile.png

Here's my list of 10 good ones for 2014, all enjoyable cigars, with really little to distinguish between them:

a. Cueto Salomones 2008

b. Winston Churchill 2003

c. Cohiba Reserva Pyramide 2003

d. CoRo 1994

e. Davidoff Chateau Margaux 80's

f. Trini Fundi 1998

g. ERdM Tainos 2001

h. Partagas de Luxe 2003

i. ERdM Grandes de Espagna 2001

j. Quay d'Orsay Imperiales 1998

k. Quay d'Orsay Panatella 2006

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Last year I've found the remains of a box from 2007 in the south west of France, they were delicious. Not sure if I'd put it in my top10 but it's definitly a nice different cigar…

I've had the 06 panatelas and they were quite good but again not the best I had this year.

It is of course all a matter of taste, and I'm a firm fan of the QdO flavor profile - medium strong, spicy taste. Def different from most marcas.

Recently I've put my hands on a good source of these and I found that the Panatella (which is actually a Ninfa size; go figure) such a great concentrated tasteful cigar. Lovely to start the day off with.

To honor 'La Furia Francese' - Degustibus non est disputandum.

Edited to add - I am not a professional cigar critic and of course my personal experience is/should in no way, shape or form (be) leading for or unduly influence the opinion of others. Let me state this again; I know nothing about cigars :)

Mostly, I am a fortunate aficionado who, predominantly through dumb luck and the efforts of others, is able to smoke a variety of what I personally consider fantastic cigars.

I try to share where I can and encourage others to form their own opinion, because in the end, your own taste is all that should matter to you.

What I think is not relevant.

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