Every once in a while there is a cigar that is just so good I do not want to do a review on it because doing a review makes it a little too much like work. But, eventually, I will do a review on the cigar because it is my fiduciary obligation to do so. With that said, here’s my review on a cigar I do not want to do a review for.
I have smoked the Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial in a couple different vitolas (sizes) and they are all good. For me, the torpedo is one of my top three favorite vitolas and that is why I’m going to be smoking one for this review.
It’s a good looking cigar with a dark brown wrapper and this fuzzy, oily feel to it. Expertly made with some veins here and there. The torpedo’s head comes to a blunted point and the cigar smells like a strong cigar, loaded with flavor and some strength.
Length: 5 ½″
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Price: $135.00/Box of 20 | $7.50/Single
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The flavor profile is dry with a lot of activity going on. Dried meat coupled with leather and tobacco flavors. While some spice does linger in the back of my throat it is only an accent flavor. That’s fine, it all works together.
About halfway through this cigar there are some chocolate flavors coming through – another nice addition to the flavor profile. Besides the flavor profile, what I really like about this cigar is the feel of the smoke. It’s not quite grainy but borders on it.
It’s a very good cigar from beginning to end. I like this type of flavor profile but I’m sure others won’t. What you should expect is a semi-dry flavor profile with a lot of meaty flavors. It is a medium bodied cigar with a good draw and burn.
Honestly, when I was smoking this cigar just to enjoy it I liked it a little bit more. Usually, it is the other way around but, for whatever reason, this time was different. I still liked this cigar and would definitely smoke more. It’s not too pricey and smokes pretty slowly.