Expert Reviews for June 2016

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  • Montecristo Classic

    Dave Expert Picks: Summer Shade Expert Pick
    When it comes to name recognition, few trump Montecristo, and this smooth blend has been living up to the hype since its grand debut in 1995. While it’s on the mellower side of the spectrum, there is still plenty of flavor and complexity to go around. Rich notes of cedar and spice lead the pack while a select Connecticut Shade wrapper provides a creamy finish.…
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  • 5 Vegas Gold

    Tim Expert Picks: Summer Shade Expert Pick
    Gold is an old favorite of mine. Real old, like back when the Mets were bad and Zima was flowing like water. In fact, I’m enjoying yet another one this evening at my desk, and I have to say this fantastic cigar has only gotten better over time. This chunky Connecticut is creamy and rich, with a hint of spice. 5 Vegas Gold has enough flavor and character to …
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  • Punch Grand Cru

    Dean Expert Picks: Summer Shade Expert Pick
    Punch Grand Cru has always been a mainstay in my humidor. This carefully aged and masterfully blended cigar from the iconic Punch brand presents hints of vanilla and cedar, with a slight spice on the finish. When I’m looking for a great blend to start off the day, Grand Cru is always top of mind!…
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  • Camacho Powerband

    After enjoying Camacho American Barrel-Aged, I was very eager to try this latest release within the Master Build Series. In typical Camacho fashion, Powerband caters to their core base of full-bodied fanatics. What sets this one apart though is a propriety bunching process which helps to maximize airflow without sacrificing the amount of tobaccos used. The very smooth and easy draw once lit was …
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