Discussion in 'Cigars' started by Mister Moo, Apr 4, 2013.
Did you pick up any green labels?
Didn't see the Greens or Whites but Black & Red were plentiful. The PA broadleaf sounds like a winner.
Joya de Nicaragua Antano. First time smoking this, and I'm pleasantly surprised. I got some sweet cocoa, some spice, a little toasty nuts. This is pretty good.
Obsidian Corona - First cut left the draw a little tight so I opened it up just a bit more and it became a regular little smoke machine.
Even managed to get a fairly decent ash on this one.
Beautiful place to relax and have a good smoke.
Back at work tonight. Gonna start with a 5 Vegas AAA. One of my favorite cigars, IMO the best of the entire 5 Vegas line.
Last week I had this one. Mild, but a good smoke.
Tonight, 5 Vegas:
My Father Flor de las Antillas Toro. Better after a couple of months in coolidor. Cigar of the Year? Ehh, I don't know about that.
Had an Olivia Master Blend torpedo yesterday morning. First one of these I ever had. I bought it from a little shop in Mt. Airy, NC a couple of months ago. Not a bad smoke but don't know
if it is worth the money($12) or not.
What in the world were you doing in Mayberry? I didn't think anyone went there anymore.
So these are pretty decent smokes? I see them mentioned from time to time but have never gotten around to trying them.
How do the Vegas A's compare to the AAA's?
I am by far one of the BIGGEST Andy Griffith fans. I always stop there to look around any time I pass close by. Also Mt. Airy has a great winery located on the main drag that we visit for a tasting and lunch. (Old North State Winery)
I had to stop by this year to pay homage to Mr. Griffith since his passing.
I grew up about 20 miles south of Mt Airy along the Yadkin River, I know the area well. Live a bit less than 2 hours away now but hardly ever make it there anymore.
Hoyo de Monterrey - Sabroso, maduro wrapper
I prefer the natural wrappers, but these are usually great, too. In fact, the Sabrosos are almost a perfect petite corona in my book - the right combination of sophistication and approachability, class and economy. Well balanced in every regard. Full bodied, but not too spicy, strong, but not too powerful....a great smoke. I've had scores of these in the past.
This is the first one that has seemed....off. The draw is a little stopped up, and it's a little bitter. It doesn't feel too dense or dry or anything....just an off smoke. It's still good ENOUGH, but it's not great
The selection for today is........
Started off with just a hint of pepper, or maybe a suggestion. At any rate it was there in the background and rather pleasant. Lots of earthy tones for this one, a very nice smoke.
LADC Edicion Especial Belicoso......Sehr Gut!!!
Not a fan of the line in general, bought a 20 cigar 5 Vegas sampler and just wasn't digging any of them. Marker insisted I try the AAA, it's blended by AJ Fernandez, whom blends some of my other favorites, so I gave it a try and loved them. So if you like anything AJ makes you're selling yourself short by not trying them.
You had me at Marker.....
Joya de Nicaragua, Antano Consul. I know I just smoked this for the first time Thursday, but I was so impressed I had to smoke another one. Just wanted to see if I just had a great experience or the cigar is really this good. I got these on C-Bid 10 for $30 bucks so I feel it's a great value for what this is. It smokes very well and has a lot of things going on in the flavor profile. Not to long ago I heard an interview with Jose Blanco and was blown away with his knowledge so it got me interested in JdN and Cuenca y Blanco. This cigar is definitely in my top 10 and I will always have some on hand.