Your best cigar over the Christmas new year period?


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Your best cigar over the Christmas new year period?

Montecristo Especial from 2008.  

Combined it with a Guinness (I hate you Steve). 

Choc cream heaven. rolled by a master, conceived by gods.   98      Brilliant. :spotlight:

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On New Year’s, also my birthday last night, i had a Sancho Panza Corona from 2013 (if i remembered correctly) which was purchased from FOH and it was fantastic.

Excellent draw & lots of coffee-cream on the retrohale and a tinge of spiciness on the palate. Paired it with some Grants 8yo whisky which brought out some truly magnificent flavours.

Sorry i didnt take a photo as i was enjoying it so much.

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Smoked a siglo vi last night, date unknown. May have been one of if not the best cigars I’ve ever had. Twang, coffee, cream, cinnamon in spades. One of the most flavorful cigars I’ve had, not to mention construction was flawless. 

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41 minutes ago, El Presidente said:

Your best cigar over the Christmas new year period?

Montecristo Especial from 2008.  

Combined it with a Guinness (I hate you Steve). 

Choc cream heaven. rolled by a master, conceived by gods.   98      Brilliant. :spotlight:

i have a box i got from you which i think are 2007. have tried a few but every time, as much as i like them, i come away convinced that they need way more time. 

i like guinness but i do not like the effect it has on me. baked beans does not come close. so we will not be seeing guinness on the balcony. strange as other dark beers, porters, stout etc does not seem to have the same impact. 

 

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2013 Siglo III. I smoked a couple of them last year and they keep getting better and better. Lots of sweet hay with honey and nuts.

Worst was a 2015 Magnum 50. Stick seemed well constructed but halfway through both the wrapper and binder split down its length . The thing just fell to pieces in my hand, never seen anything like it.

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Just now, Ken Gargett said:

i have a box i got from you which i think are 2007. have tried a few but every time, as much as i like them, i come away convinced that they need way more time. 

i like guinness but i do not like the effect it has on me. baked beans does not come close. so we will not be seeing guinness on the balcony. strange as other dark beers, porters, stout etc does not seem to have the same impact. 

 

just checked. June 07. had half a dozen and the notes for the lot are screaming that they need more time. 

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I had an AEM JUL 14 reyes the other day. Flavors were par for the course for a reyes (that is to say quite lovely). What was particularly remarkable about it though, was the buzz. It was such a relaxing smoke. i kind of just melted into the couch watching a movie and blissed out when that salty-pretzel taste hit around the end. God I love a reyes.

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5 hours ago, slowsmoke said:

A Monte media corona on Christmas night, 50 floors above Times Square. The perfect little treat, snuck into a time and place that I did not think I would be able to smoke ?

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Awesome pictures! Looks like a great place for a surprise cigar. 

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14 hours ago, JohnS said:

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La Puntilla (Rolled October 2018 - thanks @Fuzz for gifting it!). And if you want to gauge how good this was, it was only marginally better than a H.Upmann Sir Winston, Cohiba Robustos Supremos 2014 LE and 2015 Cohiba Siglo VI.

Flavour profile and why was it so good? I know you were aiming for a slight Por Larranaga sweetness, Montecristo cocoa and nut flavour blend, Rob, however I don't know whether or not you and Hamlet hit upon a 'happy accident', but this one was unmistakable in how similar it was to aged 2011 H.Upmann Connoisseur No.1's I've smoked. And...many of us know how good these have been!

The 2011 H.Upmann Connoisseur No.1 is one of my favorite cigars that I have ever smoked (the 1998s were not to shabby too) and I'm glad I stocked up long ago and have 4 1/2 boxes still left in one of my coolidors. ?

I did not smoke during the holidays because I was too busy with family and friends visiting.  ?

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The CGR on NYE, with a May10 BHK54 to celebrate a poker tournament win a very close second. 

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