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post #8971 of 9883
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

It looks like they are bundling loose cigars there. I'm fairly sure that Cuba doesn't outsource this to Paris.
If he is in Paris can you provide some more info about the picture you posted?

I think he is in some retailer over there for cohiba (or in general cigar-shop) some stash house for cigars. 

post #8972 of 9883

More like some Parisian cellar counterfitting operation. Cigarette butts in the ashtray... obviously something fishy.

post #8973 of 9883
Lusitanias, had this boxe's content for over 3 years in my humidor.

post #8974 of 9883
Cravate, how was it? I haven't had a Lusi in over 2 years now..
post #8975 of 9883
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

Cravate, how was it? I haven't had a Lusi in over 2 years now..

Great smoke, but I have heard from other that more recent BDs had quite some quality problems, including non-immediately noticeable ones (if you buy boxes) like practically no draw.

The only issue with mine was that the burn off was a bit uneven and that the ash was not as firm as I expected, but I smoked outside and also occasionally walked about when smoking, so that might be a rather andom assertion.
Flavours were great and blalanced and changed noticably during each third of the cigar (like I said it spent quite a bit of time in the Humidor, probably that helped a bit).
post #8976 of 9883
Never been much of a fan of lusis and churchills/dcs need at least 5-7 years to come around.
post #8977 of 9883
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Never been much of a fan of lusis and churchills/dcs need at least 5-7 years to come around.

I'd say you need a reliable dealer, there is an enourmous volatility like with many Cubans, if you have one that is treated with great courtesy by the national importer, they can pass that on to the client.
Though sometimes there seems you can do nothing but store and wait.
post #8978 of 9883
Is that so? Looks like I need to find a reputable dealer so my lusis won't be bland and boring lol8[1].gif
post #8979 of 9883
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Originally Posted by jet View Post

Is that so? Looks like I need to find a reputable dealer so my lusis won't be bland and boring lol8[1].gif

Yeah, dealing with and importing tobacco for over 300 seems to help, mine were all nice and complex, but like I said I have heard negative feedback on more recent BDs.
Will see how the others from the same box are.
post #8980 of 9883
Strange, I don't have that problem with psd4s, 898s, and shorts I wonder what's going on. Or maybe your idea of complex is different than mine?
post #8981 of 9883
Makes sense what you say (so you dont have to wonder), they are all formats with generally much lower fault rates.
(double figurados being the logic general exception; having now a 'privately' made Salomones that I have from an acquaintance who is friend with the Robaina family btw. even better than my Cuaba Salomones).
Just dont buy Lusitaninias if you can only get too recent boxes, I will probably get a replacement with something else when my current ones are smoked.
post #8982 of 9883
How long do you guys typically age your cigars? With my humidors nearly finished and since I do not consistently smoke I think I will do some aging.
post #8983 of 9883
depends on the vitola but minimum three years, 5-6 being optimal as a general rule

with that being said I've been smoking recent 2012 stock while putting other boxes away for the long term
post #8984 of 9883
I am no "aficionado", but if I buy a 10 box or a multi pack; I'll let a couple to sit in my humidor and age. I have some that are 3 years old, which is nothing compared to some guys. I wish I had enough money to buy by the boxful and let them age for like 5+ years... maybe some day.

Also, If you need someone to test your humidor in the midwest, just let me know, and I will gladly do it for you. biggrin.gif
post #8985 of 9883
Jet, sounds like a good plan. I think it would be hard to resist smoking at least some of them.

happy.gif thanks Mike! I'm salt testing my hygrometer's at the moment, eagerly awaiting the humidors' return from the finisher. Polished lacquer takes a while.
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