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post #10711 of 10897
The sampler I received:

post #10712 of 10897
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

My Father No 4? I haven't gotten my hands on any of the lanceros but the Robusto I smoked was excellent.

I received a nice sampler of CC's from a BOTL, I need to ask him if he still has the box codes for the sticks in there. A lot of solid stuff; will post a pic when I get home.

I also have a box split of H Upman Mag 46's on the way.

Smoked a Caldwell Eastern Standard Marble House the other day that was really tight, despite massaging it, and I had to fight the burn line constantly. Very disappointed in the smoke as the first three I had from the box were excellent. I would have pitched it but I wasn't near my apartment at the time to grab another smoke.

If you like Caldwells and CCs, you really owe it to yourself to try their Anastasia line. It is truly superb. A real gem. I smoked one out of the sampler that the owner of the shop I go to had, and once they came in this week I had to get a box of the Churchill (7x47) for myself. The Rothschild size is also a treat.

The Anastasia and the L'Atelier 2016 LE (La Tache) are the two NC releases of the past many years that have had me really excited for the state of non Cuban cigars. All the rest of my purchases recently have been of the Habanos varieties.
post #10713 of 10897
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Originally Posted by Krish the Fish View Post

If you like Caldwells and CCs, you really owe it to yourself to try their Anastasia line. It is truly superb. A real gem. I smoked one out of the sampler that the owner of the shop I go to had, and once they came in this week I had to get a box of the Churchill (7x47) for myself. The Rothschild size is also a treat.

The Anastasia and the L'Atelier 2016 LE (La Tache) are the two NC releases of the past many years that have had me really excited for the state of non Cuban cigars. All the rest of my purchases recently have been of the Habanos varieties.

Funny enough, I actually ordered some samplers of the Anastasia yesterday after emailing with the Small Batch Cigar rep (Maxamar's in CA) and I'm definitely looking forward to smoking them. I haven't had the La Tache, just the LAT52 and I have some Surrogates sticks that I haven't tried yet. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll keep an eye out for these as they seem to be fairly elusive.
post #10714 of 10897
Of the LAT line, I really like the LAT 46 (the special selection), the crystal baller, AC550 (animal cracker) and the La Tache. The La Tache is by and far the best of the line though. It's made with the "Pelo d'oro" tobacco that was in their Cote d'Or release last year. The 2015 LE, Cote d'Or, was a tough cigar to smoke; a lot of body with the sancti spiritus and pelo d'oro tobacco bringing a lot of nicotine in, and it's rolled very tightly, so it takes a fair amount of effort. The La Tache is basically the refined, improved version of that: draw is perfect, body is toned down and as a result it's an effortless, exciting and complex cigar to smoke.

I smoked one of the La Tache and ended up buying 3 (10 count) boxes as a result. It's really that good.
post #10715 of 10897
Maxamar? I pass that place all the timenhow weird.
post #10716 of 10897
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Originally Posted by cocostella View Post

Nice Torsion! Enjoying a Cohiba Siglo II (circa 2010/11 I believe), with a Cuba Libre of Flor de Cana 4yo, Mexi Coke and Flor de Cana 15yo floater, on the back deck myself. I know tubos are generally not preferred, but this was from a box I purchased as gifts for a buddy's wedding.

Dunno about that--for ageing, short of glassine paper or vacsealing, hard to beat for slowing down air exchange. Look at how good 90's Punch Monarcas are from tubo. Magnificent.
post #10717 of 10897
Love finishing work early on a Friday.First try on this Trini Vigia.Hate the format and quite young,still was on my list to try
post #10718 of 10897
Pretty damn warm night here in NYC!!First go on this one aswell.Only ever tried Punch Punch.This DC is good!Great BOTL helping me out with one to try - insta cab buy lol
post #10719 of 10897
Monte N2 pyramid thingy. After barbeque.
post #10720 of 10897
Another damn warm night in NYC.Another first SLR DC.These are bloody nice too.Shame they're HTF

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ED Conde 54. 109 is better
post #10722 of 10897
Stand back gents ... epic smoking day below ...

The setting: Half Moon Bay, CA on the water and on the green.

No. 1: Royal Jamaica Corona (1960)
The day started early, at about 11 am with a Royal Jamaica (1960).
(No photo)
This cigar had plenty of aged tobacco flavors. It was a good first cigar, mild but with complexity that a clean palate could enjoy.
Minor wrapper issues, but that is not always easy to avoid in a 50+ year old cigar.


No. 2: Punch Diademas Extra (1999) - Siglo XXI Millennium Humidor

Beautiful cigar that smoked wonderfully from tip to tail.
Never any harshness, slowly evolving profile but pretty tight range (it never became notably stronger or less strong).


No. 3: Cohiba Behike 52 (2013)

Not wanting to go downhill from where I started, the next up was a Behike 52 from 2013. Normally I'd age a cigar like this, but when you're on a roll only the best will do.
Brilliant creamy and beany classic Cohiba profile, with added richness. Reminded me of an amped up version of a well integrated CoRo. I'd love to smoke one of these with coffee.


No. 4: Romeo y Julieta Favoritas (early 1970s)

These came in an interesting tin, and these were *immaculately* stored until being opened now. They are cello wrapped.
This is an amazing mild, very well constructed and blended cigar. It is a fantastic example of "old Cuba" and how they did so many cigars surprisingly well.


No. 5: Pargagas X Aniversario (10th Anniversary of the Partagas Lounge, Havana)

By now it was dark, so this was smoked by the fire pit overlooking the ocean, with waves still visible in the moonlight.
What better way to finish up the night than with an "unobtainium" cigar. It satisfied.
Edited by Girardian - 7/25/16 at 2:19pm
post #10723 of 10897
That's all I have to say is WOW!!!
post #10724 of 10897
Closed the weekend of smoked with this '14 Monte 2, when they're on...well this one was super good unlike the previous one I smoked from this box
post #10725 of 10897
Relaxed with this:
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