This is my review of the Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill.
There's not a lot of stogies that I get the sweet smell of tobacco from, but this was one of them. There's also a nice complex woody combination with about the same strength.
This is an Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill (7x48). There is a rich, dark, oily sheen across the entire wrapper. Flat veins…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on November 1, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva Serie V Maduro Especial series 2010 release.
Having previously enjoyed the Oliva 2011 I didn't think I'd be disappointed by the 2010. I picked up a strong smell of fresh roasted coffee with a strong backing of earth. The nose on this has you eager to light up.
As a limited production every year you know that Oliva…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 25, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Arturo Fuente Chateau Fuente.
I picked up a mixture of cedar and other woods. There was strong earth coming off of it, but not much else going on here.
The wrapper on this is a rich brown color with flat smooth veins running throughout. The brown in the wrapper isn't one consistent color, it is mottled throughout. I found the band to be…Continue
This is my review of the Nica Libre Potencia in the Belicoso vitola.
The nose on this cigar was outstanding. I spent about 5 minutes enjoying the cavalcade of wonderful aromas coming off this stick. I picked up a rich tobacco and earth smell, sweet caramel, dried nuts and some cedar and other wood.
The Nica Libre Potencia Belicoso (5x54) has a golden brown color to it, with a lightly oiled look to the wrapper.…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva Nub Cameroon 460 in the Torpedo vitola.
I picked up a really interesting combination of earthy and molasses almost approaching a maple syrup. The nose has me eager to toast and light up.
The Oliva Nub 466 Cameroon box press torpedo from Oliva is a large gauge Nub (4x66) with tasty Nicaraguan tobacco. I know quite a number of aficionados…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on October 4, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the Oliva V Melanio which comes in the Robusto vitola.
I was excited to try out this new release from Oliva. After considerable examination all I picked up is a peaty earth and some dried fruit.
The Melanio has a rich brown color to it, with a wrapper that does not reveal any flaws. I've always found the Oliva V band to be well designed and eye catching,…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 27, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
This is my review of the El Cobre by Oliva,which was chosen as the Reddit /r/Cigars cigar of the month in September 2012.
I was expecting a strong nose on this given the reported strength. Instead what I picked up was a light mixture of nuts, and an oak / cedar combination.
Flawless construction. I would expect nothing less from…Continue
Added by Cigar Surgeon on September 17, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments