Reviews by Bella

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  • La Aurora 1495 Series

    Bella Expert Picks: Through the Years
    A medium-bodied cigar that showcases slight spice but is full on flavors, this '92' rated gem hits you with earth and leather from the first draw, turning into a nutty and woodsy sweetness on the finish. Complex throughout and wonderfully constructed, this is definitely one of La Aurora's finest offerings!…
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  • Montecristo White Series

    Bella Expert Picks: Holiday Handmades
    This mellow addition to the Montecristo name has earned every point of its '91' rating. Its smooth, earthy Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper complements the Dominican and Nicaraguan tobaccos inside. You'll taste the complexity of each region this smoke is made of when you experience the exquisite draw and smooth finish!…
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  • Diamond Crown

    Bella Expert Picks: Must-Have Maduros
    Expertly crafted with a multiple-fermented Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper. The blend is comprised of long-leaf fillers from 5 different regions and makes for a complex yet well-balanced smoke! I really enjoyed the waves of subtle sweetness with hints of chocolate throughout. It was delicious and unexpected—in my Top 5 for sure!…
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  • Cohiba Nicaragua

    Bella Expert Picks: Habano Heat Wave
    Cohiba really outdid themselves by going the Nicaraguan route. Below the oily Honduran Oscuro wrapper are hand-picked, Nicaraguan long leaves grown in Jalapa and Estelí. Creamy and cool with notes of leather, cedar, and whispers of sweetness makes for a top-notch experience! Full-bodied, bold, and smokes like a dream!…
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  • Alec Bradley Sanctum

    Bella Expert Picks: Summer Starters
    Talk about upping the ante! The bold but well-rounded '93' rated Alec Bradley Sanctum is a rich and complex blend of Colombian, Honduran, and Nicaraguan long-leaf fillers which offer notes of spice, pepper, and vanilla. Sanctum starts off mellow, but gradually increases in intensity and flavor, sure to satisfy!…
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  • Rocky Patel Vintage '90

    Bella Expert Picks: All-Time Greats
    Aged to perfection, this '93' rated blend was a no-brainer! Featuring a 12-year-aged Honduran Broadleaf maduro wrapper with 5-year-aged fillers and binder, Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 offers up a semi-sweet experience of cedar and espresso nuances. The perfect balance of flavor, complexity, and richness that you can enjoy any time, any day.…
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  • Nat Sherman 1930

    Bella Expert Picks: Spring Into Sun Grown
    The impressively-crafted Nat Sherman 1930 blew me away. It was not the mellow Dominican I have come to expect. This cigar is packed with Dominican and Nicaraguan long-fillers that exude flavors of cedar, a zesty spice, and hints of cocoa. This blend is perfect for when you're looking to kick things up a notch!…
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  • CAO America

    Bella Expert Picks: Spring Favorites
     *Please Note Padilla Habano Artisano is sold out, and CAO America has been selected for this Expert Pick. We apologize for any inconvenience. Choosing another premium due to the immediate popularity of my first pick, I was proud to share with you this dual-wrapped gem from CAO. CAO Americana displays a beautiful maduro and Connecticut barber-pole style wrapper with a blend of Nicaraguan, …
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  • Montecristo Platinum

    Bella Expert Picks: Silver & Gold
    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.…
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  • La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor

    Bella Expert Picks: Winter Winners
    This maduro offers an excellent medium to full body that starts off somewhat woodsy and sweet, but develops richness during the burn with notes of cedar, espresso, and a slight nuttiness, all with a creamy finish. Wrapped in a San Andres leaf brimming with Nicaraguan long-fillers, this cigar is a classic.…
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