Big Scoring Highly Rated Cigars
Over the last few months a large number of our cigars have scored extremely well in both Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Journal magazines. Now we all know that scoring things can be quite subjective however, whilst not everyone may agree with the actual scoring, at least it gives a general overview of the quality of each of the cigars listed. We have selected several cigars below which we feel merit wider recognition with our customers. Whilst not every cigar will suit every individual, at least we know they are extremely good!
My Father 'Le Bijou 1922' Torpedo - 97 Points Cigar Aficionado Dec 2015 - CIGAR OF THE YEAR
This is it, the top rated cigar and the current cigar of the year! Big, full bodied and robust so not for the faint hearted!
Ramon Allones Specially Selected (Cuba) - 96 points Cigar Aficionado Jan 2016
One of the smaller producers in Cuba, Ramon Allones have been a mainstay in our range for several years now, purely because the quality is astounding. These are big and bold in style and would suit those of us in search of something different to the likes of Bolivar or Partagas.
Hoyo De Monterrey Epicure No.2 (Cuba) - 94 points Cigar Aficionado Jan 2016
Another stunning example of Cuban cigar production. These are at the opposing end of the flavour spectrum to Ramon Allones, being much lighter and more creamy with a white pepper note on the finish.
Cohiba Siglo VI Tubed (Cuba) - 92 Points Cigar Aficionado Jan 2016
Launched in 2002 this is the newest of the Siglo range. Very rich, full of creamy, earthy grassy flavours with subtle hints of cocoa/coffee bean.
Dunhill Heritage selection Robusto (Honduras) - 93 Points Cigar Aficionado Jan 2016
New From Dunhill, but already making a huge splash because it is not your typical, average, every day Dunhill. This is bigger and slightly more full bodied than most Dunhill's and yet still undeniably from the same stable...
Romeo Et Julieta Anajados Piramides (Cuba) - 92 Points Cigar Aficionado Jan 2016
My personal 2nd Favourite cigar of 2015. These were boxed aged in Cuba for 7 years plus before release here in the UK, which has given them maturity and developed their complexity. Stunning.
Joya De Nicaragua - Red Robusto (Nicaragua) 90 Points Cigar Aficionado Jan 2016
Those of you who attended our launch evening for the Joya De Nicaragua cigars with Juan Martinez last summer will know how good these are. These medium bodied beauties are quite commercial in style, but are still a bloody good smoke.
The current CIGAR OF THE YEAR as voted for by Cigar Aficionado Magazine. This gained a mightily impressive 97/100 and has only just arrived in the UK, so stock will initially be quite limited.
Made by Jose 'Pepin' Garcia in honour of his late father, this full bodied Nicaraguan offers a richly aromatic smoke, with deep, intense cedery leather notes and a delightfully long finish.
A very powerful cigar, with a complex range of flavours throughout. It begins with roasted and slightly woody and leathery undertones with floral hints, leading into a slightly sweet cocoa & coffee ending. Not for the beginner but ideal for the experienced smoker after a heavy meal.
The ‘unsung hero’ of Cuban cigars. Hoyo de Monterrey is, with doubt, one of the finest Cuban brands and the Epicure No 2, arguably their finest creation (although their Double Corona takes some beating). The quality of tobacco used is exceptional, the complexity of flavours unbeatable. Not too strong, not too mild, Hoyo has managed to create a perfectly balanced cigar suitable for all.
Ok, so this is not your typical Dunhill cigar, so if you are expecting something, light, rounded and creamy then you are going to be very disappointed!
This is the first big and full bodied cigar produced by Dunhill and if you like your cigars like that, you will be amazed. Richly flavoured with flavours of Coffee, Chocolate and and a woody edge on the finish. There is also quite a big hit of spice on the finish too, just incase you didn't notice how full bodied this is.
My favourite Dunhill cigar release for many a year!
"Every puff of this box-pressed cigar is dense and chewy with layers of cocoa bean, nuts and white pepper, all of which intensify and harmonize. A toasty undertone makes it rich and warm." - Cigar Aficionado, Dec 2015
With a whopping 52 ring gauge, this relatively new addition to the Siglo range is certainly a mouth-full! Much has been written about Cohiba, its history and the choice blends of tobacco that are used. The '6' demands attention, its creamy, coffee/cocoa flavours slowly release as the cigar reached its 'cruising temperature'. This extraordinary cigar lives up to the hype - just give it time!
"It was the first Cohiba to exceed a ring gauge of 50. And it was also the first Cohiba to be on Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list, making its inaugural appearance for the best cigars of 2004.Despite the long list of firsts, the Siglo VI is also a fantastic cigar. Many are made at El Laguito, which is Cohiba's mother factory, and even though the ring gauge is fairly heavy, Siglo VI cigars only have half a leaf of ligero tobacco in the blend, so the smoke has body, but isn't too powerful. Balance in blending is a difficult act, but necessary, especially with Cohiba - probably the most famous cigar name in the world" - Cigar Aficionado, January 2017, 93 Points