Anyway I digress, so the goods are beginning to arrive from the IPCPRA show that was held this past July in Orlando and it is a good time to be a cigar smoker in the PHX. These delectable delights are just starting to arrive in the many retail shops and everyday is like Christmas!
We start with the Culebra from the 2012 edition of the Old Man and the C. Ron Alred, was kind enough to split the Culebra with me. The blend is that of the Black Label Petite Lancero, and one of my favorites, well done Pete well done.
While, not new this year, I have had several of these in the past and they have all been a disaster. Chris Davidson, a fellow Brother of the Leaf, described this a a cigar with great flavors, but lousy construction.
The Berger and Argenti Entubar is a full-flavored, limited edition made using the age-old Cuban entubar cigar rolling technique in which each filler leaf is carefully rolled into itself.
This one has sat in the humidor for about a month, and burned perfectly. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Moving on the newest Cojonu 2012, this beautiful Ecuadorian Habano wrapped box pressed cigar is full of flavor and at $12 and is well worth the price!
Alec Bradley is one of the best values on the market and I don't think there was one I haven't enjoy. Plus their Road Warriors are pretty cool. At right is the American Classic Blend Torpedo.I have been waiting for this cigar ever since Jose Blanco joined Joya De Nicaragua. I have been waiting and waiting and waiting. The Cuenca Y Blanco was well worth the wait, and Jose was right the Lonsdale is the best of the lot. it is a fairly complex smoked with a great finish, a great finish!
Finally,another one that I have heard good thing about The 262 Cigar Paradigm Robusto, 4 x 52 that maybe short on length but is big in flavors.
That's all for this week!