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CIGARS

RATED 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. To provide feedback on any of the ratings, or to offer your own opinions on any of the cigars featured, write us at: Feedback@CigarandSpirits.com. Follow us on Facebook and leave your comments: www.facebook.com/cigarandspiritsmagazine

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cigar ratings ALTADIS U.S.A.

ALTADIS U.S.A.

ARTURO FUENTE

H. UPMANN THE BANKER BASIS POINT #2 61 8 X 54

MONTECRISTO WHITE VINTAGE CONNECTICUT DOUBLE CORONA 6¼ X 50

DON CARLOS NO. 2 PYRAMID 6 X 55

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WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Habano

WRAPPER:

BINDER: Nicaraguan

Vintage 2008 Connecticut Shade

FILLER: Nicaraguan and

BINDER: Nicaraguan

Dominican

tasting notes:

Rich, full-flavored and spicy with a robust body and aroma

90

FILLER: Dominican, Nicaraguan, Peruvian

tasting notes:

ANEJO XO ROTHSCHILD MASIVO ROBUSTO 5 X 55

La Boheme Encantador Fenice Torpedo 6 X 52 WRAPPER:

BINDER: Dominican

Dominicano

tasting notes: Full-bodied; cedar, cocoa, spices and underlying sweetness

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BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican tasting notes:

Medium-bodied; starts with sweet flavor with notes of mint and tea, then a leathery, nutty flavor

93 BUHO

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________________________ WRAPPER: Sungrown Arapiraca

Nicaraguan, Brazilian

WRAPPER: Cameroon

91

BOUTIQUE BLENDS

FILLER: Dominican,

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Mild to medium-bodied, spice, sweet cream, hazelnut, espresso beans and vanilla

BALMORAL CIGARS

Olor

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Primero Double Toro (Maduro) 6½ X 54

__________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean Maduro Shade

Ecuadorean Habano

BINDER: Mexican

BINDER:

FILLER: Dominican

Habano

FILLER: Habano Dominicano

tasting notes:

Strong and earthy, with notes of sweet, dry fruit and hints of hickor y, pepper and oakiness

92

tasting notes:

Mild to medium-bodied; semi-sweet with notes of spice and herbs, complemented by sweet cream

87

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cigar ratings CROSSFIRE CIGARS The Library Series: "The Count of San Andrés" Box Press 6¼ X 56 _________________________ WRAPPER: San Andrés

BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican tasting notes:

Heavy, dark and rich, with dark cocoa and earthy wood goodness

CROWNED HEADS

DAVIDOFF

HEADLEY GRANGE DRUMSTICK LANCERO 7½ X 38

GAROFALO TORO 6 X 50

WRAPPER: Ecuadorean

Connecticut

__________________________ Sumatra

BINDER: Nicaraguan FILLER: Nicaraguan tasting notes:

Medium-plus; sweet and nutty, with notes of black pepper and cedar

UNDERCROWN SHADE CORONA DOBLE 7 X 54

_________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean Connecticut

BINDER: Sumatran FILLER: Dominican Criollo 98, Nicaraguan Criollo, Corojo

tasting notes:

Medium-bodied; lush and ultra smooth

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WRAPPER: Ecuadorean

BINDER: Nicaraguan FILLER: Nicaraguan (Estelí, Jalapa)

tasting notes:

Starts with heavy molasses with note of fig and nuttiness, leading to spicy sweet and an earthy, nutty finish

89

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DREW ESTATE

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92

E.P. CARILLO

EL ARTISTA

NEW WAVE CONNECTICUT BRILLANTES 5 x 50

PURO AMBAR LEGACY GRAND ROBUSTO 5¼ X 54

___________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean Connecticut

BINDER: Nicaraguan

_________________________ WRAPPER: 1900 (exclusive of Tabacalera El Artista, grown in Rancho Elba Maria)

FILLER: Nicaraguan, Dominican

BINDER: Dominican wine-fermented Criollo 98

tasting notes:

FILLER: Dominican

Mild to medium; creamy and smooth with a rich array of spicy, sweet and nutty flavors

92

Criollo 98 and 1900

tasting notes: Mediumbodied; full of flavor with sweetness in the aftertaste

89

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cigar ratings ESTEBAN CARRERAS

FALTO

FELIX ASSOULINE

Lonsdale 6½ X 42

EGO PERFECTO 5 x 52

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Black Cross Corona 6 X 44

___________________________ WRAPPER: Habano Cafe

Ecuadorean Sumatra

BINDER: Dominican

BINDER: Nicaraguan

FILLER: Dominican

FILLER: Nicaraguan

tasting notes:

tasting notes:

Smooth mix of heavy cream and cocoa with a hint of spice

Medium to full-bodied; touches of dark roasted coffee and dark chocolate

WRAPPER: Habano Criollo 98

BINDER: Indonesian FILLER: Nicaraguan, Honduran

tasting notes:

Full and complex; spicy with notes of cedar and sweet cream, with a warm leather and cocoa finish

93

92

91

GENERAL CIGAR

GURKHA

GURKHA

CAO PILÓN ROBUSTO 5 x 52

125TH ANNIVERSARY ROTHCHILD 6 x 54

SEDUCTION TORO 6 X 55

BINDER: Nicaraguan

___________________________ WRAPPER: Brazilian Cubra

FILLER: Nicaraguan

BINDER: Ecuadorean

Olor

___________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean

tasting notes:

Rich, well-balanced flavor with notes of wood and spice and a touch of sweetness

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WRAPPER:

Habano

FILLER: Nicaraguan, Brazilian, Dominican

tasting notes:

Medium to full-bodied; relatively sweet with notes of cedar and leather and a nutty finish

91

_________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean Habano

BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Colombian Corojo

tasting notes:

Sweet and earthy with spicy leather that develops into a woody flavor

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cigar ratings HIDDEN TREASURE

LA AURORA

LA PALINA

Hidden Treasure Serie 60 6 X 60

Guillermo Leon Corona Gorda 6 X 47

Family Series Miami Babe Robusto 5¼ X 50

________________________ WRAPPER: Connecticut

BINDER: Habano FILLER: Piloto Cubano

Ligero, Criollo 98 Ligero, Viso and Seco

tasting notes: Big creamy texture and medium spicy tones

91

MY FATHER La Antiguedad 5¼ X 52

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WRAPPER:

Ecuadorean Habano

BINDER: Nicaraguan FILLER: Nicaraguan tasting notes:

Medium to full-bodied; hints of coffee, milk chocolate and black pepper with a bit of an earthy flavor

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WRAPPER: Ecuadorean Habano Vuelta Arriba

BINDER: Cameroon and

Dominican Corojo

FILLER: Peruvian,

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WRAPPER:

Ecuadorean Corojo 98

BINDER: Ecuadorean

Habano

Brazilian, Nicaraguan and Dominican

FILLER: Nicaraguan

tasting notes:

Medium; notes of cedar, caramel, nuts and coffee with a spicy mocha finish

Medium-bodied; smooth and rich with notes of earth, pepper, cedar and coffee

tasting notes:

90

92

OLIVA

OLIVA

SERIE G 7 x 50 Churchill

SERIE V MELANIO FIGURADO 6½ x 52

_________________________ WRAPPER: Cameroon

BINDER: Cuban-seed

_________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean

Habano

BINDER: Nicaraguan

FILLER: Nicaraguan

FILLER: Nicaraguan

Habano

tasting notes:

Medium, with notes of cedar and coffee

93

tasting notes:

Rich notes of leather framed by a range of coffee, caramel and woody intonations

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cigar ratings PADRON

PDR CIGARS

ROOM 101

PADRON FAMILY RESERVE 50 YEARS 5 x 54

A CROP GORDO OSCURO 6 X 58

ICHIBAN TINDER BOX WALDORF 5 X 60

___________________________ WRAPPER: Natural, Nicaraguan

WRAPPER: Ecuadorean

WRAPPER: Ecuadorean

BINDER: Nicaraguan

Olor

Criollo 98

FILLER: Nicaraguan

FILLER: Dominican and

FILLER: Nicaraguan

tasting notes:

tasting notes:

tasting notes:

Medium to full-bodied; notes of chocolate, coffee, earth and hints of cinnamon on the finish

________________________ Maduro

BINDER: Dominican

Nicaraguan

Medium to full-bodied with big and rich flavors

Habano

BINDER: Nicaraguan

Criollo 98

Medium to full-bodied; pepper with notes of cocoa, grass and herbs with spice

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TRES J CIGARS

VIVA REPUBLICA

WILSON ADAMS

INVICTIS CENTURIO (ROBUSTO) 5Âź x 50

JAILBREAK LIMITED EDITION 6 x 58

MR. WILSON TORPEDO 61 8 x 52

________________________ WRAPPER: Ecuadorean Habano

BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican

Criollo 98, Piloto Cubano

tasting notes:

Full-bodied; pepper and hints of earth with notes of bread, spice, leather, cocoa, espresso and cedar

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________________________ WRAPPER: Dominican Corojo and Ecuadorean Habano

___________________________ WRAPPER: Mexican

BINDER: Undisclosed

BINDER: Double binder

FILLER: Predominantly

FILLER: 10 tobaccos

tasting notes:

(undisclosed)

(undisclosed)

tasting notes:

Nicaraguan

Full-bodied; sweetness, pepper, wood and coffee with a hints of cocoa

Caramel, red and black pepper with earthy, coffee notes

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