Monthly Archives: July 2010

Por Larranaga Petit Corona

Smoked 28 July 2010. Box code EMA OCT 07; in humi since 28 November 2009. I had this with a large glass of chilled Pinot Grigio. I was hoping the sharp dry taste would contrast with the sweet caramel taste … Continue reading

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La Flor de Cano Preferidos

Smoked 26 July 2010. Box code CBNISU [December 1998]; in humi since 28 July 2009. Went out for a walk and didn’t know how long it would be so thought I’d take something cheap. Difficult getting much smoke out of … Continue reading

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Weekend cigars

Only a couple this weekend. Alec Bradley Spirit of Cuba Corojo: smoked 24 July 2010; in humi since 14 November 2009. Age unknown. Little to recommend it. Didn’t even bother to finish it. Partagas Chico: smoked 25 July 2010; in … Continue reading

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Hardy’s Merlot Varietal Range 2009

This was £4 from Asda and I think that was a discounted price. Also available at £4.11 from Tesco. At 13% it was very easy drinking. It had quite a spirity smell-I don’t mean alcohol, I mean strongly scented like

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2009 Fragoso Merlot

This was a birthday gift my girlfriend received. It’s Argentinian, 13.5% and appears to be from Marks & Spencer. I got rich berry smells; some

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Weekend mini-roundup

Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona: Smoked 16 July 2010. Box code SEM NOV 08; in humi since 28 June 2010. Very nice. Reminds me rather of the Juan Lopez flavour profile, perhaps with more marzipan. This obviously needed

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2007 River Route Merlot

I couldn’t remember buying this cheap red wine but I suspected it came from Asda so I looked it up. Turns out it was £3.98, 13% ABV and Romanian. I must admit I wasn’t particularly impressed by this. It had … Continue reading

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The wine glass

Having discovered the enjoyment of merlot in the recent months, this article on the Russian Cigar Clan magazine website caught my attention. My good lady had given me a Glencairn whisky glass for Christmas and that made it plainly obvious … Continue reading

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Punch Petit Punch

Smoked 10 July 2010. Box code EMA NOV 07; in humi since 7 November 2009. With a glass of cheap merlot. Very rich and strong flavours with this. A little harsh too, just like the previous one. Not sure what … Continue reading

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Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo du Depute

Smoked 10 July 2010. Box code OPM OCT 09; in humi since 3 February 2010. With a glass of Ardbeg. Too young still really but pleasant enough. Bit of a bite in the nose!

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