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lelik

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Arturo Fuente Chateau Sun Grown robusto
 

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saltedplug

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If I smoked again I think I'd smoke Robustos and Rothschilds 95% of the time. The 6 X 52s were too much of a good thing. An hour's smoke is a just right good thing.

And although I'd want to give Cubans a serious whirl, I'd rebel at the cost. They might be worth every nickel and dime, but I couldn't bear the thought that other locales offered a product as good or better for less.
 

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If I smoked again I think I'd smoke Robustos and Rothschilds 95% of the time. The 6 X 52s were too much of a good thing. An hour's smoke is a just right good thing.

And although I'd want to give Cubans a serious whirl, I'd rebel at the cost. They might be worth every nickel and dime, but I couldn't bear the thought that other locales offered a product as good or better for less.
Havanas have the best flavor to me, bar none. Their cost depends on where they are being purchased from.
 

danimalia

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Very few people who don't smoke cigars regularly realize that Connecticut grows a major crop of cigar leaf, don't connect it with the tobacco belt at all.
I personally find U.S. Connecticut Shade-Grown wrappers to be a bit bitter and mild for my tastes, but I enjoy a good broadleaf maduro from time to time, or a cigar that uses broadleaf as a binder or filler leaf. Cuban-seed varietals grown in CT have also gotten more popular, and Cigar Aficionado's #1 cigar of 2020 (for what it's worth), the EPC Pledge, featured a CT Habano wrapper. Pretty cool, I think.

No picture, but I smoked an Aging Room Solera Corojo from a friend earlier this afternoon.
 

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Working through my Atlantic sampler. This was very meh, to no ones surprise I’m sure.
I've come full circle and have begun to really enjoy their Cafe line. I had the good fortune recently to have one that was about 20 years old and it had aged magnificently. It reminded me of a Fuente Angel's Share a lot, especially with the unique creamy lemon note.
 

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