Popular Post MountainMilG Posted May 24, 2019 Popular Post Share Posted May 24, 2019 I was glad to see this contest pop up, I'm an unabashed fan of the minuto/PC format. I had a Partagas Short that I smoked first, but decided I'd pull out a Siglo I since I smoke loads of party shorts and less often do I dip into my Cohibas. As a newbie to cuban cigars, I had of course heard the Cohiba hype, and I'll admit I was drawn to them often to start. Since then, after sampling different marcas and types, I don't often go for Cohiba. Partly due to cost, partly due to just liking other things better. After smoking this, especially compared to the spice of the Party Short, I may have to (oh no) keep a look out for some Siglo's on 24:24. I got this as a quarter box last year, they've been sitting in a tupperdor at 63% 21 degrees for 6ish months, so why not give it a go. They were PSP/HQ, and appeared have to enjoyed their nap. While the cubancigarwebsite lists it as a Perlas, every posting here has said Minuto, and I figure it's all in that same size for this group of reviews. Good construction, not too firm but not too wobbly or loose. Nice cap, nice band, pretty all in all. Standard for me V cut, good pre draw, good light. I don't have a super refined palate and can't detect things others can, nor do I break cigars into thirds usually. Contrasting to the partagas I definitely get a lighter experience. I can see where hay comes as a descriptor. Sweetness. Some lightness, perhaps cream (but not a Monte level cream), some hay I think. The sweetness surprised me, my companion was a stronger black coffee, and to get light and sweet while sipping on that now and then makes me wonder just how light it would be without coffee. First bit was a bit packed. I could draw, but tighter. It loosened up about mid way through. One of these days I'm going to smoke a cigar that I don't like I suppose, but today wasn't that day. A nice morning smoke, and I'll be looking to add more of these. My daughter doesn't really need a college fund, right? More cigars is more better. Excellent cigar, and thanks to our hosts for providing and doing these review competitions. 11 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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