Reviews by Michael

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  • Macanudo Inspirado Orange

    Michael Expert Picks: Spring Favorites
    An excellent '92' rated, medium to full-bodied blend, this balanced medley of tri-country long-leaf filelrs are covered with a tantalizing Honduran wrapper. This premium will impress your palate with rich, creamy notes of sweet pepper, almonds, and hints of leather with a slight mesquite quality. You'll be convinced Orange is the new Mac!…
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  • Zino Platinum Scepter Series

    Michael Expert Picks: Silver & Gold
    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.…
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  • Punch Rare Corojo

    Michael Expert Picks: Winter Winners
    Punch Rare Corojo features a beautiful Ecuador Sumatra wrapper with Dominican, Honduran, and Nicaraguan long-leaf tobaccos tucked beneath. With a well-deserved '92' rating, this gem is robust, full-bodied, and smooth with an easy draw. A "rare" experience that will leave you coming back for more.…
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  • My Father El Centurion

    Michael Expert Picks: Favorite Fallbacks
    Wrapped in a smooth Sun Grown Criollo '98 leaf, this cigar utilizes rare Nicaraguan long-fillers. This rich, unique blend delivers notes of cocoa, leather, earthiness, with hints of spice and dark fruits. This medium to full-bodied premium is a treat for the palate. A must-have if you enjoy creations from Don Pepin Garcia.…
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  • CAO Brazilia

    Michael Expert Picks: Absolute All-Stars
    I've come to love CAO Brazilia Gol! for its rich nuances and enticing aroma. The blend features a unique Brazilian wrapper with Nicaraguan long-fillers at the center—a combination that leads to notes of chocolate, pepper, earth, and a long spicy finish. This cigar's rich aroma and complex profile makes Brazilia a winner every time.…
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  • Espinosa Laranja Reserva

    Michael Expert Picks: A Summer to Savor
    Espinosa Laranja Reserva is a '94' rated masterpiece. It boasts a Brazilian wrapper and Nicaraguan long-leaf tobacco. Laranja hits a home run with its natural sweetness, hints of spice, nuts, and pepper. This cigar is complex yet well balanced, and if you are looking for a fine cigar to enjoy on summer nights, this is the one for you!…
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  • Brick House

    Michael Expert Picks: Father's Favorites
    This '93' rated masterpiece from Nicaragua expels a rich character with balanced flavor. With its Habano wrapper and Nicaraguan long-leaf tobacco, this cigar will please the most complex of palates with enjoyable flavors and an oily feel. After a few draws, you will understand why this cigar is indeed Mighty Mighty.…
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  • Ave Maria Cigars

    Michael Expert Picks: Choice Churchills
    Blended by AJ Fernandez himself, Ave Maria is one of the finest cigars available. Showcasing an Ecuador Habano wrapper with a Nicaraguan long-leaf tobacco, this is an exquisite blend. Well-balanced with a creamy profile, Ave Maria is one of my favorites.…
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  • Lucious Lyon Cigars

    Michael Expert Picks: Spring Fever
    Named for the main character on Fox’s TV series Empire, Lucious Lyon is smooth as silk and mellow. A true classic Connecticut blend, this premium offers rich notes of leather, cream, nuts, and a slight spice on the finish. A great cigar for any time of day.  …
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  • Signature Habano

    Michael Expert Picks: Year of the Favorites
    The Signature Habano cigar is a great medium to full-bodied gem that AJ Fernandez helped create. The Habano wrapper drapes Italian, Nicaraguan, and Peruvian long-fillers. The result is a rich, smooth, aromatic experience with a slight sweetness. A great premium for pairing with a nice cocktail.…
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