Holiday cigars catch-up post

Been a busy few days since my last post, so I’m afraid it’s going to have to be ANOTHER catch-up post.

28 May 2010: Partagas Short (in the humi since 7 December 2009). Unsure of age as it was bought as a single from my local retailer. Smoked this in the beer garden with a pint of Heineken. I so desperately want to like these as they are a great price and lots of other people rave about them, but it was just too strong and one-dimensional for me. Might be worthwhile seeking out a couple that I know to have several years on them as I suspect there’s quite a high turnover of these at my local retailer.

29 May 2010: Por Larranaga Petit Corona (EMA OCT 07, in humi since 28 November 2009). These have finally seemed to settled into a consistently nice taste. This one got a bit strong towards the end which surprised me. Nice stick for a summer’s day.

30 May 2010: Punch Petit Punch (EMA NOV 07, in humi since 7 November 2010). Very flavoursome, but a little harsh on the tongue towards the end. I think I smoked this one too fast…

31 May 2010: Ramon Allones Specially Selected (TEB ENE 08, in humi since 16 March 2009). Pleasant enough; seemed a bit dry tasting. Not as exciting as I used to find them. Perhaps these are better younger?

1 June 2010: Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto (GEA OCT 08, in humi since 23 September 2009). Pleasant, perhaps still a bit too much youthful bite. Went OK with Pinot Grigio.

2 June 2010: Vegas Robaina Famoso (LPM ABR 08, in humi since 20 January 2010). Horrible. Was hoping these would have settled to be smokable by now. Fakes?

3 June 2010: Por Larranaga Montecarlo (OPM AGO 09, in humi since 8 May 2010). Lovely. If I can manage to leave these alone for long enough these will be amazing! I think I actually prefer these to the (often more expensive) Petit Corona.

Partagas Serie P No. 2 (TEB ABR 08, in humi since 2 April 2009). Superb. Perhaps a little overhumidified. Pity I didn’t get to finish this.

4 June 2010: Juan Lopez Seleccion No. 2 (GAS JUN 08, in humi since 6 October 2009). Probably my current favourite from my collection. Might be worthwhile getting another box now so they will be ready when I finish these!

5 June 2010: Por Larranaga Petit Corona (EMA OCT 07, in humi since 28 November 2009). As enjoyable as the previous one. A little tight though.

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