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Cigars Reviewed During 2010

Full reviews of premium handmade cigars during the year 2010, including evaluations of flavor and aroma, draw and construction, and value.
  1. Dr. Mitch Fadem (7)

Review of 601 Blue Label Maduro Torpedo Cigar
Review of 601 Box Pressed Blue Label Maduro Cigar made by Don Pepin for United Tobacco, a Nicaraguan puro made in Nicaragua entirely with tobaccos from Nicaragua, and rated as one of the top 10 cigars of 2009 by Cigar Aficionado.

Review of 601 Red Label Robusto Cigar
601 Red Label cigars made by Don Pepin for the United Tobacco Company - EO Brands, are Nicaraguan puros handmade in Nicaragua.

Review of Arganese CL3 Cigar
Review of Arganese CL3 Robusto cigars made in the Dominican Republic entirely with Dominican tobaccos. The CL3 stands for Corojo Ligero times 3, meaning that these cigars contain three times as much ligero tobacco as normal cigars. A great value priced cigar for experienced cigar smokers.

Review of Aurora Barrel Aged Cigar
Review of Aurora Barrel Aged cigar made by Jose Blanco in the oldest cigar factory in the Dominican Republic.

Review of Avo Signature Belicoso Cigar
Review of Avo Uvezian Signature Belicoso cigar made in the Dominican Republic with Dominican filler tobaccos and an Ecuadorian sun grown wrapper.

Review of CAO Italia Positano Cigar
Review of CAO Italia Positano cigar made in Honduras with a blend of filler tobacco from Italy, Peru, and Nicaragua, and with binders and wrappers from Honduras.

Review of Casa Magna Colorado Toritos Cigar
Review of Casa Magna Colorado Toritos cigar which is a Nicaraguan puro made by Manuel Quesada and Nestor Plasencia, and was rated the best cigar in the world during 2008 by Cigar Aficionado magazine.

Review of Cibao Belicoso Cigar
Review of Cibao Belicoso cigar from Jose Blanco, a value priced cigar made in the Dominican Republic with Connecticut Shade wrappers and Dominican filler tobaccos.

Review of Gran Habano #3 Churchill Cigar
Review of Gran Habano Churchill cigar made in Honduras by GR Tabacaleras Unidas, with a blend of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico, and Costa Rica, and binders and wrappers from Nicaragua.

Review of Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros Cigar
Review of Hoyo de Monterrey Reposado en Cedros cigar released by General Cigar in November 2010, made with a blend of tobaccos from Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. As the name suggests, the cigars are rested or aged in cedar.

Review of J. Fuego Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1 and Delirium Cigars
Review of J. Fuego Gran Reserva Corojo No. 1 and Delirium cigars made with corojo tobaccos from Honduras and Nicaragua and a Brazilian wrapper for the Delirium.

Review of La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco Cigars
Review of La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco cigars made in the Dominican Republic by General Cigar's Team La Gloria Cubana. New for 2010, this cigar is shaped like a box pressed pyramid that resembles an obelisk near the factory where the cigars are made.

Review of La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros 650 Cigar
Review of La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Tabaqueros 650 cigar developed by the General Cigar Company with two distinct wrappers, making for a unique and complex flavor that starts out medium to full and develops into a virtual power house.

Review of Macanudo Cru Royale Cigar
Review of Macanudo Cru Royale cigar released in October 2010 by General Cigar. A medium bodied Macanudo that is fuller than the typical mild Macanudos such as the Cafe.

Review of Plasencia Organica Cigars
Review of Plasencia Organica cigars which are 100-percent certified organic puros made in Nicaragua by Nestor Plasencia, with tobaccos grown on...

Review of San Cristobal Cigar
San Cristobal cigars are made by Jose Pepin Garcia for Ashton Distributors. The cigars are made in Nicaragua, and are Nicaraguan puros made entirely with tobaccos from Nicaragua.

Review of Signature Garcia Family Cigars
Review of Famous Signature Series Garcia Family cigars made exclusively for the Famous Smoke Shop by Don Pepin Garcia using Nicaraguan filler, binder and wrapper tobaccos plus an additional Ecuadorian Sumatra binder.

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