This was a cigar developed with the world's biggest seller of Cuba cigars, Phoenician. The company had a prestigious tasting in Havana in 2015 during the Habanos festival to finalize the blend and wrapper and this is what they finally delivered.
This was released in 2012 and was the first ever Gran Reserva from Cohiba. It smokes wonderfully now with so much spice and richness.
I smoked this the afternoon I arrived in Havana from Miami for the cigar festival on March 1. What a great smoke!
This is a thick and chewy smoke with lots of cedar, wet earth, nuts and coffee. Spicy. Full and so flavorful.
A long time favorite of mine, especially in cedar cabinet boxes of 50.
This is dense and layered with an almost chocolate mousse sensation on the palate.
So fresh and smooth. I don't understand why more people are not smoking this now. it was the cigar to smoke in the 1990s.
The only problem with this tiny smoke is that it’s so short that it burns a little hot.
This is like the old Bolivar style. A powerful and very rich robusto with so much coffee, bitter chocolate and powerful tobacco.
Very fine and fresh with cedar, nutty and tobacco character. Medium body, clean and creamy.
This special edition aged cigar delivers what it is supposed to with an aged tobacco character of almonds and cedar plus hints of subtle spicy character.
The first añejados I tried a few months ago unfortunately did not draw very well, yet a second cigar (47 ring gauge by 178 mm) showed lots of spice and wet earth character with a wet mahogany undertone and a silky texture.
Amazing richness and spiciness in this short smoke with cedar, nut and cappuccino character. Nutty and flavorful.
This is a classic cigar (7 inches by 47 ring gauge) that should be in everyone's smoking portfolio. I have always liked it for outdoor smoking.
The Partagas Selección Privada Edicion Limitada 2014 came into the market this year, and I smoked one in the P&L Club in Hong Kong the other day.
A friend handed this cigar to me the other evening while I was eating outdoors on an island off the coast of Hong Kong called Lamma.
This is a phenomenal cigar released in the United Kingdom this June. It has such depth and richness like the great Ramon Allones of the 1990s.
I had a 10-minute break so I decided to smoke a Partagas Serie D No. 6 (ring gauge 50 x 90 mm long). This is a short but thick cigar.
One of the best new Cuban cigars released ...
This is a new cigar out on the market from Cuba, and it shows lots of spice, smoked nut and coffee bean character with dry tobacco.
This large cigar was not what I was hoping for, showing spicy, slightly young and uncured tobacco character that delivers a rough and powerful flavor.
This is a corona gorda-sized cigar that has always been a little under the radar, especially for the Linea 1492 range.
This is one of the least popular sizes of the Cohiba Siglo range as a petit corona, yet it offers wonderful light mint, sandalwood and tea leaf, as well as green coffee bean.
This is a cigar for every moment with cedar, light creme and tobacco character. A good cigar for those new to Cuban cigars.
One of the great benchmarks for Cuba. This robusto almost smokes itself with such a gorgeous draw and construction.
This is really a classic cigar that delivers all the richness and finesse of Cohiba.
I smoked a number of these current production torpedo cigars and they were all fabulous. I forgot how great the cigar can be since I seldom buy them myself.
This small torpedo is a bit rough.
I love Cohiba in the morning. This tiny cigar – four inches long by 40 ring gauge – packs a lot of flavor for its size. Great smoke. Great morning smoke.
I smoked this baby blockbuster Robusto during a lunch outside at a friend's winery. Temperatures were close to 100 degrees fahrenheit, even under the shade of the dinning area. So I wasn't sure it was the right time to have a smoke. But what a cigar!
This is very powerful with masses of flavor of walnuts, tobacco and cappuccino. Full and incredibly rich with so much density and length. It goes on for minutes. A cigar to age for years. What a cigar!
I loved this smoke when I first tried it...
This dark wrapper Cohiba smells like dark chocolate and roasted coffee beans. It's always a great smoke.
I was really surprised by the quality of this...
I loved the white pepper, cappuccino.
This was better with sandalwood, dried flowers and a delicate tobacco character.
A cool smoke. Great draw already. Burns really great. I like the size. You know the Montecristo No. 2 is a great smoke, but a lot of times you don't have the time.
Five years of tobaco, five years of age...
This little cigar delivers wonderful spice and dark chocolate character. Full body, fresh and inviting.
This cigar always delivers such finesse and beauty. Medium-bodied with delight and fresh tobacco character that resembles fresh flowers and cream.
A round and velvety textured cigar with...
This at one time was the biggest selling premium Cuban cigar in the world. It was synonymous with Cuban cigars in such countries as Spain.
An incredible cigar with great depth and flavor. Peppermint, maciato, and cream. The texture is truly superb. Full and flavorful. Goes on for minutes. What a cigar!
This is a long cigar (47 ring gauge by 235mm). I haven't smoked it in years because it takes so long. But it's a rare cigar.
I am a big robusto smoker and this is a robusto that many seem to overlook, but it is consistently outstanding quality. The 50-ring-gauge thick by 4.8-inch long cigar delivers plenty of spicy and cappuccino like character. A beautiful smoke.
As I wrote already, it’s one of my all-time favorite Habanos and constantly delivers rich character of tobacco, leather, cedar, and cocoa as well as an underlying mineral or minty flavor.
The thick 54-gauge smoke is a force of nature and delivers plenty of spice and intense flavors. This is the bomb.
The balance to this cigar is phenomenal...
The smallest of the trio of Behikes, this 52 is one of the best I can remember smoking. I usually prefer it the least.
This is the most popular premium cigar sold in Cuba to visitors. A spicy smoke with cappuccino and cinnamon character shows the richness and balance I expect in a Serie D.
Balanced and harmonious with cedar, light coffee, cream and light spice. Long and flavorful. This never disappoints.
I have been a little disappointed.
This was a big surprise for me.
This torpedo was launched in 2012. It's a gorgeous smoke with a layered, cream texture with cedar, tobacco and white tea flavor.
This started off a tiny bit bitter but calmed down to what it should be as I smoked it own with spice, mahogany, and walnut character and some dried earth. Read more: http://www.havanainsider.com/cigar/montecristo-edmundo/
The cigar was rich and spicy...
It has a lot of spicy flavors, but it is very refined. I love the floral character. It takes on this intense espresso character. I love it.
This is a great cigar as always.
It has a hint of acidity that old Montes...
This is a little soapy and very strong.