George 's Picks

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TASTE:All. Except soft
HOBBIES:Smoking good cigars, watching movies, Jazz music, spending time with family
STRENGTH:Medium , Medium to full, Full
Nestor Miranda Special Selection Rosado Gran Toro 6 * 60
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Nestor Miranda has had a great reputation with making incredible cigars. This is one of those instances yet again. The first thing that caught my eye with this cigar was the dark rich color that it has. The Nestor Miranda Special Selection Rosado Gran Toro is a medium to full-body cigar. It has a Nicaraguan Habano Rosado wrapper, Nicaraguan Criollo '98 binder, and a combination of Nicaraguan Condega, Esteli, and Jalapa fillers. Upon first light, you are introduced to a nice pepper note, along with an earthy, cedar profile. The pepper taste never becomes overwhelming, but is just enough for you to enjoy the cigar throughout. The aroma of the Nestor Miranda Special Edition Rosado was outstanding, and had a nice even burn to it from start to finish. For being a big cigar, it had a great draw to it. Midway through, the pepper does diminish a bit, although the other flavors are still present - and I was also introduced to a nice coffee taste that really enhanced its flavor. The cigar stayed consistent all the way to the end. It had the flavor and strength that made this cigar very enjoyable. I would absolutely recommend this cigar to anyone looking for a fantastic medium to full body cigar. Picked on 08/19/2019
Eiroa Dark Natural 6 * 60
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Although I was already betting on a satisfying smoke, what first caught my eye about this cigar was its beautiful color and texture. Christian Eiroa has always done a great job in that aspect when it comes to his cigars. Once I lit this cigar, I was introduced to a nice medium tobacco flavor and hints of spice. The combination of its Honduran wrapper, filler and binder give this puro its nice unique taste. Halfway through the cigar, the spice diminished a little bit, while the earthy flavor I found in the beginning of the cigar is still present and stays consistent throughout the rest of the experience. I would definitely recommend this new offering from Eiroa to anyone looking for a good medium-bodied cigar with a high-quality, traditional profile. Picked on 07/03/2019
Herrera Esteli Miami Piramide Fino 6 * 52
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Willie Herrera, master blender for Drew Estate, has always had a knack for knowing what smokers like. He has come out with his latest creation: the Herrera Esteli Miami. This cigar has everything a medium to full body smoker is looking for. When I first saw the Piramide, it quickly called my attention with its perfect figurado construction and seamless dark brown wrapper. Once I lit the cigar, I quickly had delicious notes of oak and earth greet me. The Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, the Ecuadorian binder and Nicaraguan filler gave the cigar a wonderful taste that I have not found in a while. The cigar is consistent throughout. The aroma is welcoming. I especially liked the fact that once it was lit, I did not have to relight it. That says a lot about its construction, brought to you by the highest level Cuban rollers found in Miami (where the cigar is actually made). This is one cigar that you all should try out. I am sure you will fall in love with it as I did. Picked on 06/10/2019
Kristoff Vengeance 660 6 * 60
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I believe it is hard to bring a cigar back to life once it is off the market. Kristoff has changed my mind completely about that. I present to you the Kristoff Vengeance! This is a great cigar for those looking for a great medium to full-body smoke. The changes they made to this cigar compared to the original are all in the right direction. They gave it a nice, oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The pigtail cap makes it intriguing also, making it easy to just twist off instead of cutting the cigar in the traditional way (And yes, you still get the same amount of smoke.) They also gave it an Indonesian binder and the mixture of Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers. This combination gives it a great, complex taste. You are introduced to some hints of espresso upon the first light. As you get to the half way point of the cigar, a nice hint of creamy cocoa makes its presence known. That combination kept me wanting to smoke more of the cigar and see what else would unfold. Toward the end of the cigar, the espresso is still present, along with the cocoa, with hints of earth and leather making their way in. Overall, very consistent. Anyone searching for a great medium to full-bodied smoke, I will definitely recommend the Kristoff Vengeance. Picked on 03/29/2019
Liga Undercrown Connecticut Shade Gran Toro 6 * 52
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When you think Liga, you may think of the No. 9, T52, or the infamous Flying Pigs. But, they also have this little gem called the Liga Undercrown Connecticut. At first glance, you'll likely think 'mild cigar'. I know I did. Never judge a book by its cover! This cigar surprised me. It's actually a smooth medium to medium-bodied cigar. It has a smooth Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper, with a Sumatra binder and combination of a Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Corojo, and Criollo fillers that really enhance the cigar's flavor. At first light, you are introduced to some cedar notes and some earth tones. It's different from what I have smoked before. Half way through the cigar, some spice is introduced. Not enough that will want to make you stop smoking, but just enough to make the cigar still enjoyable. The cedar notes are still present approaching the final third, and the spice does not overwhelm the flavor at any point. Toward the end of the cigar, you still get that nice flavor of cedar and earth tones. This, my friends, is a truly great cigar made by Willy Herrera that I'm sure most smokers will appreciate. Pick one up today and see for yourself. Picked on 03/01/2019
My Father La Gran Oferta Toro Gordo 6 * 56
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Don Pepin has done it once again with La Gran Oferta. What a great medium to full-bodied cigar! From the first light, a nice taste of oak and hint of spice are introduced. It has a great draw which is a plus. At the half way point of the cigar, the oaky flavor is still present. The spice kicks up a little to make the cigar more flavorful. A nice hint of chocolate is now present. The ash has a nice silver color to it, and it's still standing strong, which shows the cigar has a great construction to it. As you get down to the last part of the cigar, the strength kicks up a little. The oak flavor is still present. The spice also gets a little stronger, though not enough to make you put the cigar down, but just enough to make you want to continue smoking! The hint of chocolate is also present. Anyone looking for a great medium to full-bodied cigar with the right amount of spice and flavor, I will definitely recommend La Gran Oferta Toro Gordo by My Father Cigars. Picked on 02/15/2019
Back2Back URNY Nicaragua 6 * 60
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Since I can always appreciate a fine piece of art, the first thing about the Back2Back URNY Nicaragua that caught my eye was the beautiful design on the box. Then I actually saw the cigar, with the same colorful art design on its foot. Davidoff did a fantastic job getting my attention with this little artistic touch. This medium to full-bodied cigar has all Nicaraguan components, so I had a feeling it would be incredibly rich. Fortunately, I was not wrong. When I first lit the cigar, a nice hint of coffee and chocolate greeted me. Entering the second third of the cigar, I was introduced to a nice cedar and cream flavor, all while still tasting the hints of chocolate and coffee. All of these flavors complimented each other perfectly, and never overpowered one another. The draw on the Back2Back was spectacular, and the burn was mostly even the entire way. The last third of the cigar was great, with all the flavors from before still present while introducing a smooth leathery texture towards the end. Very consistent stick all the way through, and excellent construction to boot, which is to be expected from an industry leader such as Davidoff. Enjoy! Picked on 01/14/2019
Oscar Valladares Ciseron Blue 6 * 52
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When the world first met Oscar, it was via the Leaf by Oscar, a bonafide hit in and of itself. With the introduction of the Oscar Valladares Ciseron, Oscar has outdone himself big time. From the first puff, your palate is introduced to a nice, creamy taste that contains subtle notes of pepper and cocoa. As this medium-bodied cigar continues, the pepper subsides a bit and leads way to a delicious coffee flavor. By the end of the smoke, the creamy notes of coffee and cocoa had intertwined to become more of a silky mocha, and I was happy to report that construction was spot-on and no relights were needed. I gladly recommend the Oscar Valladares Ciseron to anyone looking for a solid, creamy, medium-bodied cigar, which also happens to have beautiful, limited-run artwork by Honduran artist Elmer Ciseron Bautista. Enjoy. Picked on 10/01/2018
Montecristo Artisan TAA 50th Toro 6 * 54
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In honor of their 50th Anniversary, Montecristo has launched the Artisan TAA edition. This extra special edition is only available through retail members of the Tobacconists’ Association of America (TAA), which Neptune Cigars is proud to be a member of. The Montecristo Artisan is a great medium-strength cigar that features an Ecuadorian Habano maduro wrapper. Hand-rolled in the Dominican Republic, the Artisan has a Dominican binder and a specially blended filler of the finest tobacco from the Dominican Republic and Honduras. From the initial light, the Artisan gives off a pleasant hint of spice. After a few inches, the spice recedes, and a delicious combination of coffee and chocolate flavors take over. At midpoint, some hints of earthy tones start to introduce themselves without overpowering the chocolate and coffee flavor which is consistent throughout the smoke. If you’re looking for exclusivity and great flavor rolled into one cigar, I highly recommend you try the Montecristo Artisan TAA 50th edition. Picked on 07/14/2018
CLE Azabache Gordo 6 * 60
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Christian Eiroa has made a great cigar with the Azabache. It's a very nice full body cigar. From the start, you get a nutty and chocolate flavor with a small amount of spice. Halfway through the cigar, the spice disappears but the light chocolate flavor continues. A nice creamy and coffee flavor appears. It makes the cigar more enjoyable. The full bodied strength is still present throughout the smoker. Eiroa has once again made a great cigar for everyone to enjoy. Picked on 06/01/2018
Romeo y Julieta Crafted by AJ Fernandez Gordo 6 * 60
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Romeo y Julieta Vrafted by AJ Fernandez Gordo 6x60 AJ Fernandez has done it again. He has brought his style and flavor over to Romeo y Julieta. This cigar has a wonderful taste from the start. A nice medium to medium full cigar. From the beginning of the cigar, your palet is introduced to little spice and some nutty flavor. As you continue to smoke it, a nice creamy flavor takes over and makes the cigar that much better. You will also fine a nice hint of cocoa through out the cigar. With the little changes throughout, it makes the experience, that much better. Picked on 04/12/2018
My Father La Opulencia Super Toro 6 * 60
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My Father Cigars have done it again! Introducing the Opulencia. This is truly a fantastic cigar. Right from the start, the rich Mexican wrapper and premium Nicaraguan filler come together to welcome you with some of the trademark My Father pepper the brand is known for. After about two inches in, delicious notes of earth and cedar appear and overtake the palate. The flavor changes once you get towards the middle, becoming more leathery and simultaneously intensifying in strength, definitely reaching full-bodied territory. All in all, great flavor from beginning to end on this box-pressed beauty. I'll be smoking this one again real soon. Picked on 03/25/2018
Indian Motorcycle Habano Gordo 6 * 58
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This is a nice tasting cigar. It started off a little harsh. But after the first 2 inches, the taste changed. The flavor of nut and Habano flavor kicked in after that. It made the cigar better as I kept smoking it. The mixture of Dominican binder and Nicaraguan filler made the taste change that much better. For those looking for a nice medium body cigar with a slight kick, check this cigar out. Picked on 02/22/2018
H. Upmann by AJ Fernandez Churchill 7 * 54
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This cigar really caught me off guard. I wasn't expecting a great tasting medium body as I found in this cigar. Crafted by AJ Fernandez, this cigar gives you everything a medium body smoker is looking for. From the start, I found a nice earthy flavor. Nothing too overwhelming. It had a nice aroma to it. The burn was good. What I enjoyed was that the cigar was consistent. The flavor did not change. For the smokers looking for consistency and great flavor, you will enjoy this great medium body cigar. Picked on 02/12/2018
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