Liga Privada T52 Cigar Review

I’m trying to remember if I have heard anything bad about this cigar. Honestly, nothing comes storming to the forefront of my memory at this moment telling me that somebody doesn’t like this cigar. I’ve had a couple of these and, well, you will just have to wait to see what I think.

The Liga Privada T52 Belicoso is a wonderfully crafted quasi-torpedo (the head is rounded instead of coming to a point as is the case with most torpedos). Dark and oily are the best descriptors for this Connecticut grown Habano wrapper. I can detect no soft or hard spots on the cigar. I could ramble on about the back story regarding the wrapper for this cigar but, to cut a long story short, it’s special and grown the right way.

Cigar Stats
Length: 6″
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Brazil
Filler: Honduras & Nicaragua
Price: $11.00/Single | $240.00/Box of 24

Bradbury Flame!

The first third is an example of restrained greatness. Creamy chocolate is bracketed by a soft and somewhat sweet spice and some cream (the actual flavor and not just the smoking characteristic). What is most impressive about this cigar in the early goings is that the flavors mix together so well with some complexity.

The penultimate third has pretty much the same flavors just in a different mixture. That creaminess has increased and so has the chocolate flavor, more like coco now. The spice has dissipated somewhat.

Spice has almost completely disappeared in the final third. That’s fine because the other flavors are still very enjoyable on their own. Speaking of those other flavors, there are some changes of note. Mainly, the chocolate has morphed into something that I can only describe as hot chocolate.

In order to conceptualize the totality of the flavors in this cigar takes a little imagination. What I have outlined above are the basic flavors. This cigar’s flavor profile goes much further than that. Overlapping all those flavors is a grittiness that increases the enjoyment of all those flavors. Furthermore, each individual flavor takes on a chameleon-like liveliness that you don’t find in many cigars.

Suffice it to say this is an extremely enjoyable cigar. Full bodied with an excellent draw and a decent burn. It excites and intrigues from the first puff to the very end, where I burned my fingers a couple of times trying to get just one more taste.

94 points

Published by Travis Lindsay

I am a guy who smokes cigars.

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  1. Sad to say, the Drew Estates fan that I am, that I haven’t tried either yet. I have a No.9 resting in my humi but have not seen any T52 (or The Pig version) in my local B&Ms. But after reading both this review and DaByrdman’s, I’m going to have to light up that No.9 and trade someone for the T52.


  2. I’ve smoked both, should have a review up on the No. 9 in a couple of weeks, and I actually like the T52 a little more. Both are awesome cigars though. I had some minor issues with the burn but nothing really too bad.

    Honestly, I just loved this cigar each time I smoked it. To me, there are no negatives with this cigar and the positives are usually great and sometimes amazing.

  3. Just reviewed the T52 flying pig myself. Definitely a good cigar but it missed for me as a great cigar. I agree that there is definite complexity in the flavors, but both the robusto and the pig gave me burn issues particularly after the halfway point. I will have to give the belicoso a shot to see how it differs if it differs at all. I’m still partial to the No. 9 blend over the T52 blend. Solid review bro.