One label that doesn't seem to have caught traction yet in the U.S. market is the Horacio line. Nicaraguans out of a very small operation, so supply will probably always be an issue, Horacios are (I gather) mostly known in Europe, but they are available from at least one U.S. retailer that I know of. A Google search should turn them up. They are incredible, dreamy cigars -- I have likened them to Godiva chocolate-nut sticks. I wouldn't call them complex -- just rich and delicious, high-end stuff. Not too pricey, either, for what you get -- at least so far, so I've got 10 boxes in the coolidor in my spare room.
I have adored La Gloria Cubana Wavells for so long I can't remember.
And the Dominican Montecristo Churchill is, for me, always a monumental 2-hour pleasure. Their typical $10/stick price makes them an occasional treat for poor little me, but once in a while one of the big online retailers will run a half-price sale, and I always try to pounce when I can.
Really, though, I have a place in my heart for most any well-made long-filler. :)
Dominican. The Dominican Wavell is widely available for $4/stick, and to me it's a consistently great smoke for that price. Just a great value.
My experience with Cubans is admittedly limited. I'm just now starting to learn more about them. I bought a couple boxes of Cuban Montecristo Edmundos when I spied them on sale at a European outlet. They are rich and fine, but they give me, of all things, tongue bite! I've been a pipe smoker for 40 years, and thought I could smoke road kill without getting tongue bite, so getting it from a cigar took me a bit by surprise. I'm thinking those cigars need a few years of rest in the coolidor. I can wait. Meanwhile, I've got some other Cubans on order now (Fonsecas); and I do plan to score some of the Cuban La Glorias to see how they compare -- when I can afford it. One day at a time, you know.
Just got out of the hot tub after my King is Dead little guy that I got from ShadowBates... great smoke... but getting too cold out for anything bigger....paired with a Glenlivet Founders reserve
Have a great holiday guys!