Expert Picks: Absolute All-Stars
From baseball to football, every team has a core group of players who take the lead on making the big game-winning plays. our panel of experts took this concept and assembled its own squad of Absolute All-Stars. This impressive collection of premiums will help you round out your roster with top-notch blends from some of the most popular brands on the market. With a selection of cigars this good, you'll want to jump off the sidelines and get into the game.
With its oily Nicaraguan Habano wrapper and mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos, Romeo y Julieta Reserve is always a treat. It offers smooth and rich notes of oak, coffee, black pepper, and a bit of sweetness. A balance of strength and flavor, this cigar is one of Romeo y Julieta's best creations.
If you like Drew Estate Liga Privada No. 9, you've got to try Undercrown Maduro. A solid medium-bodied Nicaraguan blend, this cigar is draped in a toothy San Andrés maduro leaf and will treat your palate to notes of coffee, earth, nuts, and a bit of leather. Truly a crowned jewel in my collection.
I've come to love CAO Brazilia Gol! for its rich nuances and enticing aroma. The blend features a unique Brazilian wrapper with Nicaraguan long-fillers at the center—a combination that leads to notes of chocolate, pepper, earth, and a long spicy finish. This cigar's rich aroma and complex profile makes Brazilia a winner every time.
I usually gravitate toward maduros, but I make an exception for Oliva Serie 'G'. This cigar displays a gorgeous African Cameroon wrapper with Nicaraguan long-fillers. Notes of cedar and nutiness come through from the first draw to the last, with hints of coffee throughout. Medium-bodied and well-balanced.
Man O' War Virtue is anything but your standard Connecticut blend. Covered in an Ecuador Connecticut leaf, this cigar utilizes Nicaraguan long-fillers and just the right amount of ligero. This combination gives Virtue an added kick of spice, along with notes of bread, leather, and toasted almond. Fully satisfying from head to foot.