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Saturday, 01 November 2008

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Fonseca Habana Seleccion - Seleccion No. 1

Read the cigar reviews and cigar ratings for the Fonseca Habana Seleccion - Seleccion No. 1.

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Fonseca Habana Seleccion - Seleccion No. 1 Average Rating: B  (See Info on Ratings Here Opens in new window)
Dimensions:
7x50
Made in:
Dominican Republic
Wrapper:
Cuban Criollo 98 seed wrapper from Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Dominican Republic
Reviewer 1: Whitefish

Rating: B+

Construction Comments:
Very well constructed.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Sweet & chocolately. Hell Yeah!!
Burn:
Razor sharp.
Drink:
Sugar-free Grape Koolaid.
Smoking Notes:
I hate Churchills!! I usually get bored as hell about halfway & want to pitch them. Not this guy. He was good to the nub!! Sweet, spicy, cocoa, nutty, creamy, it had ‘em all…& that was just the first few puffs!! It finally settled into a nice slightly spicy & earthy medium smoke about halfway through with a long finish that kept me puffing until it burnt my fingers. The only gripe I had was it did NOT produce a ton of smoke. Flavor was still good, but smoke volume was poor.
Overall Experience and Rating:
I really enjoyed the flavor of this cigar & am excited to find out what it was so I can get more. Even though, the top-notch construction & overall quality leads me to believe it is on the expensive side. If it would have produced more smoke it would be an easy A, but since I had to work a little harder than I like, I give it a B+.
 
Reviewer 2: Slowburning

Rating: C+

Construction Comments:
Firm, heavy in hand, no soft spot. Smooth and oily wrapper.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Woody with a little sweet aroma.
Burn:
Even burn, with occasional distraction, but no touch up needed.
Drink:
Coffee
Smoking Notes:
After the first puff, I really didn’t know what to make of this cigar. It had this woody but kind of foul taste in my mouth. Fortunately, the foul taste disappeared after a few more puffs, replacing with a little sweet taste after each puff. Other flavors include light notes of nuts, cocoa, and earthly.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Cigar was mild-medium strength. The wrapper looked good enough to eat. If it wasn’t for the foul taste in the beginning, I would rate this cigar higher. C+
 
Reviewer 3: Madmike

Rating: D

Construction Comments:
Construction and appearance seems fine.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
A little nutty. Slightly tight prelight draw. Xikar cut.
Burn:
Lit up well. burned nicely, drawwas a little on the tight side. Firm white ash.
Drink:
Tea
Smoking Notes:
The cigar seemed to be well constructed. But I gotta say, there was nothing there as far as taste is concerned. It has been a while since I smoked a cigar this bland.
Overall Experience and Rating:
Well, as you can't tell, this was not the best experience I have had with a cigar. Although the construction and burn were acceptable, this stick showed me nothing in the taste department. No complexity, no spice, no innate sweetness. I asked myself afterwards....What just happened?? I give this one a D for Dull.
 
Reviewer 4: 19redwings

Rating: B-

Construction Comments:
Somewhat veiny. Couple of slightly soft spots.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Very pleasant, earthy!
Burn:
Very consistent, white ash that gave way to grey ash about ½” from the burn line.
Drink:
Vodka - Tonic
Smoking Notes:
More mellow than the prelight would suggest. Somewhat on the sweet side. Somewhat of a tight draw, but not bothersome. Cigar got stronger/richer as I smoked it. Along the lines of an RP edge.
Overall Experience and Rating:
B-
   
Reviewer 5: Charlie

Rating: A+

Construction Comments:
Excellent construction, with dark, strong wrapper. Well binded cigar keeps its consistency from cut to nub.
Pre-light Aroma and Flavor:
Strong, almost like a Maduro. Hints of nuts and cedar.
Burn:
Exceptional. Consistent.
Drink:
None
Smoking Notes:
This big churchill provided a long, sensuous, smoke which released a variety of flavors as it matured down to a nub. (yes, I liked it THAT much). It took a good long time to burn down this baby, and we we got down to the last third, I marveled at how its construction and burn remained smooth and consistent, without heating up. I generally prefer a Robusto or Corona while playing golf, but this cigar has led me to re-examine that. It kept me company a good long time, and I enjoyed every puff.
Overall Experience and Rating:
This was an A plus experience. Like a good book, I was a little sad when it was finished. I'd be happy to buy a box of these - if only they sold the time to savor this kind of stick frequently.

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