Expert Reviews for March 2014

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  • Montecristo Media Noche

    Alex Full-Bodied Fanatics Expert Pick
    With so many exciting boutique blends on the market, Montecristo can often get overlooked. The brand is a classic that can never be replaced and blends like Media Noche prove that. Comprised of Nicaraguan, Dominican, and Peruvian tobaccos, Media Noche delivers notes of cedar and cashews with a rich espresso finish. A truly balanced blend. …
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  • Man O' War Ruination

    Sean G Full-Bodied Fanatics Expert Pick
    I don’t consider myself an enthusiast who only enjoys full-bodied blends. I enjoy all types of flavor profiles especially since its part of my job. And even after firing up a myriad of cigars on a daily basis, I find myself coming back to Man O’ War Ruination. One of the finest full-bodied cigars out there, AJ’s blend is teeming with rich flavors of cedar, spice, and hints of …
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  • Gurkha Warpig

    Andrew Full-Bodied Fanatics Expert Pick
    With a name like Warpig, I expected huge flavor right out of the gate. Instead, Warpig sneaks up on you with a slow, deceptive build. Smooth notes of a dark espresso hit you up front while more potent notes of black pepper, oak, and hints of cocoa are apparent through the finish. Truly a well-balanced blend, I like to battle this pig with a nice red wine as a complement.…
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  • Partagas Black Label

    Sean L Full-Bodied Fanatics Expert Pick
    Being a maduro hound, I couldn’t think of a better selection than the Partagas Black Label. This full-bodied blend from a classic brand has been a favorite of mine for years and each time is like visiting an old friend. The crown jewel of this blend is the Medio Tiempo Sun Grown wrapper by; it’s dark, oily, toothy, and simply put: amazing. …
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