Top 10 of Cigars (November 2010)


Cohiba Behike. The world’s most expensive and exclusive cigar
Only 4,000 of these cigars have been made, in boxes of 40 with a price tag of 15,000 euros, with selected tobacco leaves from the plantations of Pinar del Río (Cuba), aged for more than five years and rolled by the master tobacconist Norma Fernández at the Cohiba factory. It is a unique and unrepeatable cigar, with a length of 192 mm and a ring size of 52, and highly flavoursome, spicy notes and sweet touches in a smoke of more than 90 minutes.
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Cohiba Siglo VI. The best standard production Habano (150 mm x 52)
With the factory name “Cañonazo”, this is a cigar whose blend and format make it easy to burn and savour, with its 14.6 grams of the best tobacco leaves from the municipalities of San Juan y Martínez and San Luis, with special aging in barrels.
Smoking time: 60/70 minutes.
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Cohiba BHK 56. Finest Cuban tobacco (166 mm x 56)
The inclusion of medio tiempo tobacco leaves in the blend of this ‘Laguito No 5’ and its exceptional ring size afford the fullest sensations in the flavours and aromas of an epoch-making cigar in the modern Habano line. Smoking time: 75/85 minutes.
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4.- Montecristo Grand Edmundo. Profound flavours with great character (150 mm x 52)
A splendid cigar from the great Montecristos collection, with a wealth of flavours and a blend that keeps the standard of new Havana cigars high, giving the smoker profound sensations. Smoking time: 60/75 minutes.
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5.- Montecristo Edmundo. A gentle, modern cigar (152 mm x 52)
After a sweet, mild, average-strength start, the degree of strength is maintained as spicy notes appear, giving way to a balance of aromas and flavours with a distinctly linear intensity and a perfect length for start-to-end enjoyment of a cigar that is milder than the classic Montecristo blend. Smoking time: 45/50 minutes.
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6.- Partagás Serie D No 4. The best-liked and richest robusto (124 mm x 50)
A blend of tobaccos perfectly combining medium-to-high strength and dense flavours, without becoming taxing, with mild touches in the first third giving way to honeyed flavours, has made this robusto many smokers’ favourite. Smoking time: 40/45 minutes.
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7.- Trinidad Robustos T. Medium strength and highly aromatic flavour (124 mm x 50)
After a profound and aromatic start, it continues with a poised, mild intensity, with flavours in which aromas prevail from start to end and medium strength. Smoking time: 45 minutes
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8.- Romeo y Julieta Churchill. A classic cigar with earthy flavours (178 mm x 47)
A splendid Habano whose format is ideal for quiet enjoyment by the most seasoned smoker, with a size suited to after-dinner gatherings at the best times of year, combining the character and strength of the classic Cuban cigars. Smoking time: 50 minutes.
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9.- H. Upmann Mágnum 50. Modernity and mild manners (160 mm x 50)
Starting at medium strength and with highly meaningful aromas, its easy draw discloses sweet, woody notes, with touches of cacao and light spicy tones that stay around to the end of the smoke, all enclosed in one of the finest wrappers. Smoking time: 60/70 minutes.
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10.- Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto. An exquisite little cigar (102 mm x 50)
This great little Habano is aromatic and zesty in the mouth from the first few draws, then as from the middle some sharper tones appear, which along with its highly aromatic notes leave a sensation of a very well-balanced cigar. Smoking time: 25/30 minutes.
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