Seth's Humidor, In-Depth Cigar Reviews : Week in Review (Volume 1, Issue 21)

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This was a week where I smoked some new things and some old things, but I mostly smoked one cigar throughout the whole week. Overall it was not a wowing week, and the biggest excitement coming out of it is tomorrow morning when I post my review on the Black Label Corona Gorda. This is an amazing cigar that will be terrific on the market when available more readily in December. I know that is short and slightly negative introduction to the review, but that is the point of the week in review. This is my time to be really open about certain items.

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L’Atelier Maduro MAD54

When it was announced/revealed that there would be a maduro follow up to the core L’Atelier line I had my concerns. I thought the core line was terrific and I did not want to see a cigar that merely had the wrapper replaced with a new one. There are too many cigars that we see on the market today that are the same blend as another but merely use another wrapper. The blend may work from time to time, but most of the time it is a dud. When I first lit up a L’Atelier Maduro my concerns were blown away and I was greeted by another terrific blend from Pete Johnson and L’Atelier Imports. This blend has been doing very well with the smokers I have spoken with and if you have not smoked it yet you need to grab some right away.

Review here. 

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Rodrigo La Fortaleza Cinco 5

A solid and boutique blend from the Dominican Republic, Rodrigo Cigars has had a hit with the blend since it was first released. One very positive addition to the line is that of the Cinco 5. The Cinco 5 shows the qualities of the wonderful blend, but does so with a larger format. I personally care for the smaller vitolas, and not this release, but in this market it was a wise choice to make a larger smoke. If you have not smoked one of these cigars yet then you should give it a shot. I think it will show you a lot of great qualities to Dominican tobacco, and it will break the myth that Dominican cigars can’t be strong and flavorful.

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Camacho Corojo Robusto

Camacho is back! While they never left, they are back and newer than ever. They have tweaked the blend, repackaged the cigar and performed a huge campaign to let us know they have done all of these things. To me it is a cigar that shows the qualities of Honduran tobacco and also a newer Camacho flavor profile. Camacho is company that brought Honduran and Corojo tobacco to the table and I believe they are trying to regain those titles they earned. If you have not smoked a Camacho in awhile then you need to come back to them and see how they are these days. It is a little different overall, but nothing too dramatic. Reviewing coming soon.

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Edgar Hoill O.S.O.K. Callejero

O.S.O.K. is back but this time from a new company and using all Nicaraguan tobacco. I like that Mr. Hoill has kept using the figurado vitolas with his blend, and the cigars themselves showed excellent construction. I will say that I believe the original O.S.O.K. to be superior to this blend, but it is still a cigar that many should reach out to and sample. I kind of hoped that Edgar would have utilized Honduran tobacco with this blend, but it is not surprising that he went with Nicaragua. Overall the packaging and construction was great, but the blend itself was nothing really new. Review coming soon.

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Fuente Fuente Opus X The Lost City Double Robusto

Fuente Fuente Opus X The Lost City is a cigar that every smoker should have at least once in their life. I think it is superior to the “standard” Opus X, and it is a cigar that is ready to be smoked when they arrive at your local retailer. I feel that the Opus X can be great when first released, but there are times when the cigar is a little young and needs to be laid down for a little bit. Other than aging there is not much else that needs to be said. A wonderful Dominican puro that so many smokers love. Yes the cigar is an Opus X and with that comes a high price point, but these cigars are of very high quality.  

Review here.

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Tatuaje Black Label Corona Gorda

Tomorrow morning you will see my review of this cigar. It is simply an incredible cigar that is an honor to be re-released to the market. I think it is great that Pete is bringing it back for a short period of time, but it will be a sad day when they are all gone. I can’t speak better of this cigar so let us wait till tomorrow morning and read the review.

Review tomorrow morning.