MEMBER CIGAR REVIEWS | STAFF CIGAR REVIEWS | CIGAR VIDEOS | ONE ON ONE INTERVIEWS | CIGAR NEWS | CIGAR FORUMS | PIPES | LIFESTYLE | CONTACT
 
Reviews by User
 
"Truly a classic"

Review by: ElkTwin
Review Date: 08/16/2004
Rating: 9.5
Criteria 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Appearance
Construction
Flavor
Value
Overall Experience

Review Notes: As I left work this afternoon for the ride home in the emergency backup convertible, it was a beautiful sunny day in the 70s here in NorCal. I dropped the top, fired up the CD player, (Toad the Wet Sprocket), and fished around for the cigar case in my briefcase. Voila! There it was. A Hemingway Classic I picked up at South Coast Plaza in '95 while doing some Christmas shopping in the Southland. Mwahaha! This cigar was to be sacrificed to the flame, at last! What a specimen. The cello was more yellow than Edward G. Robinson's teeth, and the Cameroon wrapper fairly glowed with its oily promise of tastacular delight. As I slid the cello off the stick, the ring slid along with it, loose as a vegetarian's stool the day after bingeing at an all-you-can-eat salad bar. I clipped it, and the remaining cap stayed intact, much like my first, rather frustrating, high school sweetheart. Pre-light draw was tight (see above) and flavorful (also see above), with a dusky spiciness that testified to the care with which the cigar was lovingly aged. First puff was sublime. Building from the aforementioned tightness, as the foot caught the draw loosened appreciably and allowed the delightful medium to light smoke to flow freely. Marvelous, complex flavors burst forth and cavorted on my taste buds. The ash was light and solid, and grew to an amazing length, especially given the turbulence inside the cockpit of my chariot. The flavor rapidly built as I smoked this beauty down to the nub. Little traffic, perhaps due to the spring school holiday, meant that the miles rolled by quickly. The beautiful weather and lush green California hills were a perfect counterpoint to this sublime sacrifice to the tobacco gods. By the time I rolled around the corner to home, the cigar had gone through several metamorphoses and finally ended up a powerful and full flavored spicemeister that made my tongue tingle like that special feeling you got while climbing the rope in gym class. Thanks Carlos and family for the treat. And thanks to mother nature for the graphic display of planetary perfection that today exemplified.

Does this reviewer know this cigar? Yes (6) No (11)



   


Sign Up to our
GET IT NOW!






 

Member Cigar Reviews | Staff Cigar Reviews | Cigar Videos | One on One Interviews | Cigar News | Puffcast | Cigar Forums | Lifestyle | Partners | Contact
© 2015 by Caputo Media, LLC. All rights reserved.
Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Ad Blockers Suck! Why?


Puff.com Daily Digest

Thank you for your interest in the Puff.com Daily Digest. Get notified of all new content on Puff.com in our free Daily Digest. To subscribe, enter your email address below and click the subscribe button.


Email Address:


Email will come from "donotreply@caputomedia.com". Please whitelist this email address.

Cancel and Return to page