David Howell

Cigar Review: Centrofinos Vegueros Is an Impressive New Budget Cuban Vitola

Vegueros is the newest brand added to the Habanos S.A. regular production line. It was launched in 1997 and is dedicated to the generations of farmers that have cultivated tobacco in the Pinar del Río region of Cuba. Originally launched in 1997, the brand was entirely revamped in 2013. All previous vitolas were discontinued, the…

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Cigar Review: The Juan Lopez Selección No. 2 Underwhelms Without Age

In the world of Cuban robustos, there are plenty of names that stand out, but one that is often overlooked is the Juan Lopez Selección No. 2. The Juan Lopez brand as a whole is one that gets little attention in the cigar community, to the benefit of those who know what the brand is…

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Vegas Robaina Famosos 2020

The Vegas Robaina Famosos is a regular production cigar from Habanos S.A. The brand is one of the youngest brands in the Habanos portfolio with its introduction to the world of cigars in 1997. The Famosos is a Hermoso No. 4 vitola that offers a perfect balance between mild and full bodied cigars. With youthfulness,…

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Review: Partagas Serie E No.2 Is a First Class Cuban Cigar

The Partagas Serie E No.2 is part of the Partagas regular production line produced by Habanos S.A. It is the largest gauge cigar produced for the Partagas family. Though this is a younger cigar in the Partagas portfolio, it has become one of the most sought-after cigars in the lettered series. The boxes that were…

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Cigar Review: Cuba’s Trinidad Vigia Is a Pleasure to Smoke But Lacks Wow Factor

The Trinidad Vigia is a regular production cigar from Habanos S.A. The Vigia is one of the more recent editions to the Trinidad family (originally released in 2014) and arguably one of the most popular as well. Though the Trinidad Vigia is newer in the Trinidad portfolio, the brand has a long history, established post-revolution…

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Romeo y Julieta, Exhibición No.4 2018 Review

The Romeo y Julieta Exhibiciòn No.4 is a regular production cigar by Habanos S.A. The Exhibiciòn No.4 is one of 27 regular production blends offered in the Romeo y Julieta portfolio, one of the largest Tripa Larga, Totalmante a Mano portfolios available from Habanos S.A. The Exhibiciòn No.4 is made from tobacco grown in the…

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Punch Punch 2019 Review

OVERVIEW VITOLA:   CubaSIZE:   5.6″ x 46 ORIGIN:   CubaFACTORY/BOX CODE:   DEC 19 WRAPPER:   Cuba (Vuelta AbajoBINDER:   Cuba (Vuelta Abajo)FILLER:   Cuba (Vuelta Abajo) STRENGTH:   Medium SOURCE: Generous gift from a friend at simplystogies.club ENVIRONMENT WHERE:   Open patio in my backyard WHEN:   July 6, 2020 @ 8:30 AM DRINKS:   Black coffee WEATHER:   Beautiful summer morning;low-80s in the shade, light…

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