Expert Reviews for February 2016

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  • Ave Maria Argentum

    Dave Morning Star gets a maduro makeover
    This stout, 5.0”x58, figurado offers up a unique experience. You may have had a chance to visit this limited edition size dubbed ‘Morning Star' when it was released under the original Ave Maria line featuring an Ecuador Habano wrapper. Argentum, on the other hand, is topped with a thick and flavorful Connecticut Broadleaf maduro wrapper which boosts the strength up a notch, offering …
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  • Punch Signature

    Michael Expert Picks: Powerhouse Puros Expert Pick
    Punch is back with a vengeance. Punch Signature harkens back to its original blend with a dark, oily Ecuadorian Corojo wrapper that gives you a nice shot of pepper upfront. As you get into this full-bodied smoke, notes of leather and an earthy spice please the palate. The smoke is thick and creamy leaving your taste buds wanting more. …
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  • Diesel Unlimited

    Dave Expert Picks: Powerhouse Puros Expert Pick
    Diesel is well known for their potent, full-bodied cigars and the brands sophomore release is still one of my favorites. Crafted by AJ Fernandez in Nicaragua, Diesel Unlimited sports a Cuban-seed ligero wrapper and long-fillers from Nicaragua and Mexico. The flawless construction and enticing notes of cedar, spice, and pepper will keep you coming back for more. …
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  • Camacho Corojo

    Tim Expert Picks: Powerhouse Puros Expert Pick
    Everyone at the office knows this has been one of my favorites simply by looking in my humidors and ashtrays. Recently, the brand went through a facelift. I've smoked dozens since, and let me say, she's still got it! Honduran ligeros require some endurance on your part as this can get quite intense. Camacho is like a big Italian feast, with the Corojo being the after-dinner espresso. …
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  • Padilla Dominus

    Dean Expert Picks: Powerhouse Puros Expert Pick
    If you are looking for a full-bodied powerhouse, then look no further. Padilla Dominus opens up with a blast of spice and pepper with hints of leather on the retro hale. As you enjoy this cigar you will notice the pepper subsides a bit, and it balances out nicely. From the first time I lit one up, it became a regular within my full-bodied rotation. …
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