Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 4 Oscuro Cigar Review

November 26, 2013 · Posted in Cigar Review · 3 Comments 

I haven’t posted a review in a couple of weeks so I decided to do one on a cigar that I’ve been looking forward to for a while: the Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 4 Oscuro. Now, of course, this doesn’t mean this is going to be a great cigar, it might, but it’s just one of those that has piqued my interest mainly because my favorite cigar is a LGD 2012 Chisel. I know it has a different flavor profile than the normal LGD cigars, I smoked one prior to this review, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

This cigar is seven inches long, which is a bit longer than I normally smoke, but that’s fine. Very dark wrapper but still brown. More of a chocolate brown really and, if I were to break out the thesaurus, Roget could probably come up with a better description. Rough texture to the wrapper with a good amount of oils and not many veins. There is a small tear at the foot, which may have been my fault, but there are also three small slits about two inches from from the cap; hopefully this won’t cause any problems.

Litto Gomez Diez Small Batch No. 4 Oscuro

Cigar Stats
Vitola: Double Corona
Length: 7”
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Price: $1,500.00/Box of 105 | $17.35/Single

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Illusione Ultra Short Cigar Review

September 25, 2012 · Posted in Cigar Review, Short Cigar Review · 2 Comments 

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo   |   Binder: Nicaraguan   |   Filler: Nicaraguan   |   Box of 20: $216.00; 5 Pack: $60.00   |   Double Corona   |   6 ¾″ x 54

0/3: Finding out information about this cigar is a bit of a trip. When you go to the Illusione website you are first asked for a password (write anything in) and then it takes you to some documents about Area 51. Perhaps there is some hidden meaning here but I didn’t dig. I’m done with conspiracies for tonight.

This is a fairly large cigar with an exquisite wrapper and a slight box pressed shape to it. Not a lot in the way of veins or imperfections. Slightly oily and very smooth to the touch.

1/3: Flowery notes, cherry, peppery spiciness and a little leather. Very good mix and the flavors are light and nimble. Medium bodied in this first third.

2/3: Those cherry and floral flavors are the main ones at this point. There’s also some green tea going on.

3/3: Floral notes, the spice makes a bit of a resurgence and there’s also licorice.

4/3: It’s a damn fine cigar. There’s evolution to the flavor profile and the flavors are clear and concise. Medium bodied with a good draw and burn this is a cigar that I think most everyone would enjoy.

4 out of 5 points

Camacho Cigar Rights of America Limited Edition Cigar

November 27, 2009 · Posted in Cigar Review · 1 Comment 

CRA LogoI have waited long enough. This cigar has been taunting me from my humidor for a few weeks now and, even though I have been patiently letting it rest, the time has come to clip the head and toast the foot.

This Camacho, which comes adorned with a Cigar Rights of America and Camacho Limited Ed. bands, features a dark, oily wrapper. It may not be the prettiest looking cigar nor is it densely packed (it’s actually a little loose) but the point of these cigars is to raise awareness for CRA, which this post is doing, and to reward people who sign up. This is my reward and I’ll be damned if I get bummed out over a couple of imperfections!

The pre-light draw is mostly sweet, with a little bit of spice and leather. It is also surprisingly tight before I light it but once the flame hits the foot everything is right with the world. With just a firm tug leather and meaty flavors are coming through. I know this is a limited edition but if I was a betting man I would bet that this cigar shares a lot of tobacco with it’s Triple Maduro brother.

I didn’t measure this cigar but by the looks of it I would say its in the double corona vitola. And now that I am thinking about it, I sure wish I had taken a picture of this cigar before I started smoking it – oh, well. Life goes on.

This Camacho is a full bodied cigar, well above average on the taste scale, but the burn and the draw are a little disappointing. Neither the burn nor the draw are to the point where it is taking away from my enjoyment of this cigar but they are irksome nonetheless.

Now I’m torn about which cigar this one reminds me the most of. At first I was thinking it’s close to the Triple Maduro but now I am thinking the Coyolar. Whatever the case, in addition to the meat and spice there are also flavors of anise, raisins, saltiness and a general creaminess that coats the mouth.

There is no way I am going to actually give this cigar a score (because I have only smoked one and it’s not readily available) but, if you pressed me, it’s a 93 point cigar give or take a couple of points. The flavors are more than good enough to make up for its faults.

Whilst smoking this cigar I am watching the season finale for the second season of Oz. Truthfully, it just isn’t a fitting cigar for a show like this. Oz, if you don’t know, was a series on HBO that chronicled life in a fictitious jail. It’s an extremely gritty tragedy. This cigar would have been great for The Sopranos’ series finale but it is just too refined for Oz.

Just finished the cigar and I can safely say that I am certainly glad I got a membership with CRA. If you haven’t done so already you should get a membership as well. Even if you don’t get the Camacho as one of your freebies there are many other cigars that are well worth it. Furthermore, it’s just the right thing to do as a cigar smoker. So few are fighting for our rights but CRA is doing a good job at it.