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Cohiba Esplendidos

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Cohiba Cigars
Origin:CubaManufactured: Hand Made
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 #174: JUL 05 By far the best cigar to age and enjoy...i got mine in 2005 as a gift from a friend an aged it until 2010.The only bad thing is that all great things come to an end.I am definitely buying some more! - Submitted by Odysseas on February 10, 2011

Review #173: ---   This cigar is arguably king of the Churchill format. While the best churchills that I ever smoked were the Punch Churchills back in the day (up to about 10 or 11 years ago) Punch has pretty much died as far as I know--they really destroyed their own brand. Esplendidos definitely gets top marks for it's consistent quality spanning many years. It's a legendary cigar with an amazing pedigree. To people on here giving it bad reviews, saying they paid $20 in 2009 and it had no finish etc... considering that they cost almost that in Cuba (if they're real), and considering that you're smoking the single most faked cigar of all time I'd say your review was of probably of some Dominican bundle cigar. I've smoked many of these and currently have about 10 of them aging for the last 8 years, and top 10 cigars all-time for me. 94%. - Submitted by menschie on October 30, 2010

Review #172: ---   A medium to full, rich and creamy smoke. Best smoked after a full and hearty meal with a full bodied red wine. Not recommended for a novice smoker but for a true afficionado the Esplendido is a wonderful cigar. I think it is a typical Cohiba. Creamy, rich, slightly nutty with some hay and a slightly spicey finish. Each to his own, not my favourite cigar as it suffers sometimes from construction flaws but nontheless a great digestive after a big meal... Nice... Try one and see ;)) Submitted Oct 27th 2010. - Submitted by klingon63 on October 27, 2010

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

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