Expert Picks: Silver & Gold
While 2019 may not be an Olympic year, our panel of experts have assembled a selection of premiums worthy of silver and gold, but rest assured, you won't find any runners up in this impressive array. Each cigar was hand-selected for having a winning profile, immaculate construction, and an unforgettable performance from head to foot. Remember all that glitters is gold, and this assortment more than proves it, so be sure to stock up while you can!
Created by AJ Fernandez, this is a modern take on a classic brand—and as you might expect—it’s jaw-droppingly complex. Featuring a blend of long-fillers from Nicaragua's top growing regions and an oily Ecuador Habano wrapper, this cigar's sweet, spicy, and full-boded profile makes it a can't-miss.
Known for releasing flavorful boutique blends, Fratello does it again with the out-of-this-world Navetta. Covered with an Ecuador Oscuro Habano leaf with Nicaraguan fillers beneath, this medium to full-bodied premium offers notes of wood, earth, and spice. This is one cigar you'll be over the moon for!
A unique blend of Dominican and Peruvian fillers, draped in a silky Ecuador wrapper makes the mellow to medium-bodied Zino Platinum zesty, sweet, rich, and creamy. This '91' rated gem yields a complex flavor profile with a smooth body—a must-have for any occasion, this is one that will find a permanent home in your humidor.
Looking to kick it up a notch? Montecristo Platinum hits it right on the bulls eye with this complex blend! A smooth and rich mix of Dominican, Peruvian, and Nicaraguan long-fillers are wrapped in a flavorful San Andrés Cubano wrapper. Expect indulgent hints of leather, toasted almond, cocoa, and black pepper.
Crema is everything you'd expect from Erik Espinosa—high-quality construction and a fully-nuanced profile with finesse. "But this is a Connecticut blend, and Connecticut-wrapped premiums shouldn't be this flavorful," complained no one ever! Stop with the Shade charade, and grab the Cremas of the crop, today!