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For Your Humidor: 30 Cigars Rated Including Cubans!

For Your Humidor: 30 Cigars Rated Including Cubans!

This month we rate 30 cigars, and now we have included Cubans in the mix. Check out our ratings and see if your favorite cigar has been rated. If not, stay tuned because more cigars are rated every month. 

Ratings are the average based on a blind tasting of each cigar by our expert panel of eight cigar connoisseurs, who together possess more than 100 years of cigar-smoking expertise.

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262 CIGARS

262 IDEOLOGY
ROBUSTO
5 X 50

262_Ideology_Robusto

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Mexican, Dominican

TASTING NOTES: A toasty, buttery smoke that is mild and smooth
Rating: 89

262 REVERE
LANCERO
7 X 38   

262_Revere_Lancero

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan: Jalapa Valley
BINDER: Nicaraguan: Estelí, Jalapa
FILLER: Nicaraguan: Estelí, Jalapa, Condega

TASTING NOTES: Medium strength and full body; rich and bold flavor, with black pepper, natural sweetness, cedar and earthy undertones
Rating: 92

262 ALLEGIANCE CORONA
5½ X 44   

262 Allegiance Corona

WRAPPER: Brazilian
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Honduran

TASTING NOTES: mild to medium
Rating: 90


ALTADIS U.S.A.

Espada by Montecristo Guard
6 X 50   

Altadis Espada Montecristo

WRAPPER: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2010
BINDER: Habano Jalapa Vintage 2009
FILLER: Habano Jalapa Seco Vintage 2008, Habano Jalapa Viso Ometepe Vintage 2008, Habano Condega Ligero Vintage 2008

TASTING NOTES:  Rich, complex, majestic, deeply satisfying; medium to full-bodied
Rating: 93

Romeo Anejo by Romeo y Julieta Piramides
618 X 52   

Altadis Romeo Anejo

WRAPPER: Connecticut Broadleaf Vintage 2010
BINDER: Dominican Olor Vintage 2008
FILLER: Nicaraguan and Honduran Vintage 2009

TASTING NOTES: Rich and robust with undernotes of dark chocolate and coffee; medium to full-bodied
Rating: 92

The Banker by H. Upmann Annuity
6 X 52    

Altadis Banker Upmann

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan, Dominican

TASTING NOTES: Rich, full-flavored and spicy with robust body and aroma; medium to full-bodied
Rating: 91


DAVIDOFF CIGARS

MILLE 6000
ROBUSTO
5 X 48   

Davidoff_Mille_6000

WRAPPER: Connecticut seed, grown in Ecuador
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

TASTING NOTES: Mellow with earthy notes, light spice and very creamy
Rating: 92

SPECIAL T TORPEDO   

6 X 52

Davidoff Special T

WRAPPER: Connecticut seed, grown in Ecuador
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

TASTING NOTES: Robust, rich flavors with a peppery aftertaste
Rating: 91

ROYAL SALOMONES   

X 57

Davidoff Royal Salomones

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

TASTING NOTES: Smooth notes of wood, earth and floral honey, with a creamy finish
Rating: 94


KINGS CIGARS

KINGS ARAPIRACA ROBUSTO   

5 X 52   

Kings Arapiraca Robusto

WRAPPER: Brazilian Arapiraca Maduro
BINDER: Ecuadorian Habano, Proprietary
FILLER: San Victor

TASTING NOTES: Medium to full-bodied, smooth and unique spice with a little sweetness, earthy
Rating: 89

BARON ROBUSTO 

5 X 52      

Kings Baron Robusto

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut
BINDER: Proprietary
FILLER: Seco Estelí and Viso Jalapa

TASTING NOTES: Silky smooth wrapper, dynamic medium-strength, nutty caramel
Rating: 89

KING OF KINGS BROADLEAF ROBUSTO
5 X 52

king-of-kings-broadleaf-robusto

WRAPPER: Pennsylvania Broadleaf
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Proprietary

TASTING NOTES: Smooth, medium to full-bodied with a dark chocolate look
Rating: 90


LA AURORA (Miami Cigar)

LA AURORA 107 LANCERO 

7 X 40

La Aurora 107 Lancero

WRAPPER: Sun-grown Ecuadorian
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Leather, cedar and toasty cocoa, nuts; medium-full bodied
Rating: 93

LA AURORA 107 BELICOSO
6¼ X 52

La Aurora 107 BelicosoWRAPPER: Sun-grown Ecuadorian
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Light spice, cedar, citrus, earthy and nutty notes
Rating: 91

LA AURORA CIEN AÑOS LANCERO      

7½ X 40     

La Aurora Cien Anos Lancero

WRAPPER: Dominican Corojo
BINDER: Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

TASTING NOTES: Espresso, earth, cedar, molasses and herbal notes
Rating: 94


MBOMBAY

MBOMBAY KESARA ROBUSTO LARGA
4½ X 54   

MBombay Kesara Robusto Larga

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut Deas Florado 2002
BINDER: Ecuadorian Havana
FILLER: Dominican, Peruvian

TASTING NOTES: Medium-bodied; notes of herbs, mild spice with hints of cedar and coffee, finishing with a combination of spice, white pepper, cedar and oak.
Rating: 91

MBOMBAY KESARA PYRAMID   

7 X 54   

MBombay Kesara Pyramid

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut Deas Florado 2002
BINDER: Ecuadorian Havana
FILLER: Dominican, Peruvian

TASTING NOTES: Medium-bodied; notes of herbs, mild spice with hints of cedar and coffee, finishing with a combination of spice, white pepper, cedar and oak.
Rating: 94

MBOMBAY KESARA TORO

6 X 52

MBombay Kesara Toro

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Connecticut Deas Florado 2002
BINDER: Ecuadorian Havana
FILLER: Dominican, Peruvian

TASTING NOTES: Medium-bodied; notes of herbs, mild spice with hints of cedar and coffee, finishing with a combination of spice, white pepper, cedar and oak
Rating: 90


PADRÓN CIGARS

PADRÓN 1926 SERIE NO. 2 

5½ X 52  

Padron 1926 No

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Exceptionally smooth, complex, balanced and full-bodied
Rating: 95

PADRÓN 1964 ANNIVERSARY TORPEDO   

6 X 52   

Padron 1964 Anniv

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Smooth and complex
Rating: 94

PADRÓN SERIES 3000

5½ X 52   

Padron Series 3000

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Medium to full-bodied
Rating: 87


QUESADA CIGARS

CASA MAGNA COLORADO CHURCHILL
678 X 49

Quesada Casa Magna Colorado Churchill

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: full-flavored, with rich coffee notes balanced by sweetness with a hint of raisins
Rating: 91

D. MAGNUS II TRAJAN     

5½ X 60  

Quesada D. Magnus II Trajan

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Rich and medium-bodied, highlighted by flavors of spice, leather and earth
Rating: 90

REGIUS SHORT ROBUSTO   

4 X 50

Quesada Regius Short Robusto

WRAPPER: Nicaraguan
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES:  A Cuban-esque blend, floral, nuanced and well-balanced
Rating: 90


ROCKY PATEL

ROYALE TORO 

6½ X 54     

Rocky Patel Royale Toro

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Medium to full-bodied with loads of flavor and complexity; initial flavors of sweet spice and espresso transition to roasted almonds, leather and earthy undertones
Rating: 95

SUPER LIGERO ROBUSTO   

5 X 50   

Rocky Patel Super Ligero Robusto

WRAPPER: Honduran
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Costa Rican, Nicaraguan

TASTING NOTES: Robust and full-bodied; begins with a blast of bold flavor and a slight woodiness; lingering spice with hints of cinnamon and white pepper; with a hearty finish and sweet aftertaste
Rating: 92

DECADE CAMEROON TORO   

6½ X 52    

Rocky Patel Decade Cameroon Toro

WRAPPER: Cameroon
BINDER: Nicaraguan
FILLER: Proprietary

TASTING NOTES: Begins with notes of sweet hickory, soft spice and caramel, progressing to flavors of coffee and roasted nuts before a clean, flavorful finish
Rating: 93


CUBAN CIGARS

Vegas Robaina  Unicos
6.1 X 52   

Cuban Vegas

WRAPPER: Cuban
BINDER: Cuban
FILLER: Cuban

TASTING NOTES: Medium to full-bodied; hints of sweetness, wood and earth
Rating: 92

Montecristo No. 2 Torpedo
6.1 X 52     

Cuban Montecristo

WRAPPER: Cuban
BINDER: Cuban
FILLER: Cuban

TASTING NOTES: Smooth and full-bodied; creamy with notes of spice and woodiness
Rating: 96

Bolivar Royal Corona
478 X 50       

Cuban Bolivar

WRAPPER: Cuban
BINDER: Cuban
FILLER: Cuban

TASTING NOTES: Medium to full-bodied; spicy with notes of leather and chocolate
Rating: 94

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