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Cohiba Esplendidos

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Cohiba Cigars
Origin:CubaManufactured: Hand Made
Gauge:ThickLength:178
Format:Julieta No. 2Ring:47
Weight:15,07 gr.Score:8.6
Presentation: 2 Layers in a varnished Semi Boite Nature of 25


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Review #171: FEB 02 Wow, what a great cigar!! Was lucky enough to smoke one of these bad boys after it had been aged for over 8 years!! A perfect smoke from start to finish. - Submitted by jaypulay on October 17, 2010


Review #170: NOV 08 Construction: The Esplendidos cigar has no imperfections, quite a smooth rich, reddish dark brown wrapper with an oily sheen with no hard or soft spots. In my opinion and in a ‘nut shell’…the Esplendidos is a very well rolled cigar and a ‘work of art’. Pre-Smoke: Very nice aroma and like with most other Cohiba cigars, you will be greeted with beautiful aromas each time you open your humidor. The Esplendidos’s pre-light is soft and woody with a hint of roasted coffee bean. Cutting and lighting presented no problems either and did not start "tunneling". In fact, the burn was very ‘even’, and also the draw was very easy. Smoking: When smoking this cigar, you will be pleasantly surprised by its smooth flavor and fragrant smoke. Once lit the musky, earthy and dark richness of this cigar begins to take center stage. Very faint flavors of creamy cocoa and roasted coffee bean hit the palate first. Rich, delicate but underscored with a deceptive strength. This cigar has a mild body (at first), with earthy and soft woody flavor and a just a touch of sweetness. The earthy and soft woody character will always be there, especially towards the last third of the cigar (although I did miss that ‘distinctive’ Cohiba tobacco flavor and taste). This cigar does not overpower the senses and the burn time was about 90-120 (depending on your smoking style), minutes of pure Cohiba ‘bliss’  Conclusion: Although this cigar could use a bit more age (for this review the Factory Box Code was MEL Nov 08), to totally bring the more ‘refined’ characteristics, but overall this cigar was an excellent and consistent Cohiba and perfect when paired with a cup of strong Cuban coffee and/or with a ‘snifter’ of fine Brandy, Cognac or Dickel No 12, Tennessee ‘Sippin’ Whisky. From the triple fermenting and aging, the secret blending and the finest choices of the Cuban tobaccos, to include the now famous ‘triple cap’, the Esplendidos is an excellent cigar for those desiring a rich, medium smoke in a Churchill format. - Submitted by jenkinschristopher on April 1, 2010


Review #169: MAR   ICohiba Esplendidos, what can I say… I got my box from Cuba, from a travel agent in Italy who takes tour groups to Cuba. That was is 1999. So, my Cohiba Esplendidos cigars have been ageing in my temp controlled wine cellar all that time. The last two I brought out in November 2009 smoked perfectly. Talk about a smooth cigar. The mouth feel of this cigar was incredible. Almost like having a piece of dark chocolate in your mouth, melting on your pallet. Smooth and creamy. Incredible. I have 8 left. I am going to let them age longer. In the correct environment, 15 years is ok. - Submitted by ajw6963 on March 31, 2010


Review #168: OCT 05 Esplendidos is simply a splendid cigar. It is the best of Julieta No. 2. I had aged these for almost two years after buying them from a guy coming from Cuba. So complicated cigar with powerful earthy nuts and mixed taste of grilled hazelnuts, cocoa and plums. Any connoisseur of cigars must definitely dive in the ocean of this perfect cigar - Submitted by sharif on January 8, 2010


Review #167: ---   When I first started smoking cigars I was excited when a friend of mine was given a box of Esplendidos. We golf together a lot and he always had a few on him that we would smoke during the rounds we played together. These cigars were harsh and burned my nose and I wondered what the big fuss was all about. As time went on I avoided the Cohiba brand and developed a passion for robustos from many other Cuban brands that totally changed my life. For me the Cuban taste was so much more pleasant than other cigars on the market from other countries. Don't get me wrong, I think I've loved almost every cigar I've smoked but there is always something special about the muskiness and full bodied beauty that a great Cuban has to offer. I fell in love with Partagas, Ramon Allones, Trinidad and I could go on and on but many people would tell me that Cohiba was the best brand and my distant memory of those horrible and harsh esplendidos had me thinking, "You can Keep'em!". I guess by now you can safely assume that I was smoking esplendido knock offs. Early this year I finally broke down and tried a Cohiba robusto and was shocked to discover how sweet and pleasant the cigar was and today was the first time I tried a "real" esplendido. Wow. This is nothing like the BS I remember smoking before that came in the sliding glass top box that I saw my friend had been given. This cigar was constructed very well and delivered a wonderful draw that burned very evenly. Into the second third I tasted rich chocolate and vanilla that thrilled me and although this cigar became strong, yet still smooth and easy to smoke at the end of the final third at no point did it ever taste harsh or bitter. I read somewhere that newcomers to cigars should stay away from esplendidos because they probably won't understand and "get" the subtle nuances this stick has to offer especially when you're looking at around $54 Canadian. Maybe there's some merit to the statement but I'd never be one to discourage anyone from trying a beautiful cigar. I felt very sad to see this one reach it's final half inch and rest peacefully in the ashtray when it was all over. Another emotion I felt tonight was anger at all of the counterfeiters who sell substandard garbage to unsuspecting lovers of Cuban tobacco which changes the direction of their passion in such a deceptive and underhanded manner. Wrapping this up I'd like to say that I believe that this cigar embodies Cuban perfection and my experience with it was nothing short of marvelous. - Submitted by jazzbass on December 9, 2009


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