Posts Tagged ‘cuban cigar reviews’

Jose L. Piedra Petit Cazadore

17 Mar

Smoked19 February 2011. Box code AUS MAR 10; in humidor since 30 August 2010.

I smoked this in the evening after a couple of friends got married. Admittedly I’d had a fair bit of wine but this was very enjoyable. The second from this packet and they’ve definitely improved since the first time I smoked one of these (JLP Petit Cazadore). Typical raisin and prune flavours with a bit of treacle going on too.

If you can get these when you’re in Spain (where they sell for approximately 1 Euro each) they are stupendous value for money. Much much better than the Partagas Chicos at a similar price. Whether the thicker ring gauge is responsible for this I don’t know. Get some if you see them!


Hoyo de Monterrey Petit Robusto

09 Feb

Smoked 5 February 2011. Box code GEA OCT 08; in humidor since 23 September 2009.

Only a short review this time as I was with company when I smoked this. I’ll concentrate on one soon, I promise! This no longer had the bite that they first had when I got them. It hasn’t developed into a deeper flavour yet but it was still a very enjoyable smoke. It did seem slightly over humidified though that may have simply been the environment I was in.


Bolivar Royal Corona

20 Jan

Smoked 14 January 2011. Box code TEB MAY 08, in humi since 29 May 2009. Accompanied by Southern Comfort.

Apologies for the picture quality but this was taken with my mobile phone.

The pre-light smell was slightly sour but not particularly strong. This always surprises Read the rest of this entry »


Jose L. Piedra Petit Cazadores

06 Jan

Smoked 31 December 2010. Age unknown.

A couple of friends had recently been to Spain and one of them seems to have become quite taken with a good cigar over the last year. I would like to think I had some influence in that but ironically enough it was they who introduced ME to cigar smoking!

Being New Years Eve my friend had brought along a 5-pack of Jose L. Piedra Petit Cazadores Cuban cigars with Read the rest of this entry »


Rafael Gonzalez Petit Corona

31 Dec

Smoked 4 December 2010. Box code SEM NOV 08; in humidor since 28 June 2010.

Tragically, it’s been some time since I’ve had the opportunity to smoke a cigar due to the cold weather and simply not having the opportunity. My social life gets rather hectic in December hence it taking me nearly a month to getting round to publishing this! I’d chosen this as I was under the impression it had been a while since I’d had one and like to smoke the Cuban cigars I have more of, to try and even out my selection. Really I should smoke the ones I have less of, as they will either have more age on them or will be singles which could introduce me to an as yet unknown delight. I’ll learn eventually…

Anyway, this Read the rest of this entry »


El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme

21 Nov

Smoked 20 November 2010. Box code ASE MAY 09; in humidor since 1 March 2010.

The last time I smoked one of these in June it left a little something to be desired. That wasn’t particularly surprising considering they were little over a year old and had only three months resting time (under my control) at that point. Nearly six months later and the change is easily noticed. Read the rest of this entry »


Trinidad Reyes

13 Nov

Smoked 12 November 2010. Box code MSO SEP 09; in humidor since 4 August 2010.

Trinidad Reyes

In addition to biscuit, this had what I can only describe as a ‘good cigar’ smell. Refined and rich, yet also quite Read the rest of this entry »


Bolivar Bonita

04 Oct

Smoked 26 September 2010. In humi possibly since 12 August?

Bolivar Bonita

I was disappointed with this. I love the Bolivar flavour profile and I’d heard that these were a nice little smoke. With winter coming closer I start to favour the Read the rest of this entry »