Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 18 November 2013

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Today we are going to look at the La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age and the Viaje Late Harvest Hang time - two different cigars vying for space in my box - will either make the cut? Only one way to find out.

La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age

If you know me, you know that I am fond of powerful cigars. Sometimes though, I like to sit back and mellow out. Particularly after a long, hard day, which I recently encountered. Weary of body and mind, I decided to reach my hand into the old smoke box and pull out a cigar I had been waiting to try - the La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age. I have to admit that the name of the cigar is what originally drew me in. I am a history buff, and the name - if not the cigar itself - embodies just that. In fact, La Gloria Cubana, the maker of the cigar, wanted to pay tribute to the icon Lady La Gloria herself, who lived back in the classical era of American history.

I decided to give the Churchill version a shot for this review, perhaps to make up for my Napoleonic complex or some other shortcoming. It measures in at a hearty 7 x 52.  Three other sizes exist in the line as well: the 6 1/8 x 60 Magnum, 5 x 52 Robusto, and the 6 x 54 Toro. 

The inside of the La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age’s is contrived of a Nicaraguan filler and a Honduran binder.  The whole thing is wrapped in a sleek Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper.  As I said above, this is a milder cigar and ranges in strength from mild to medium-bodied.

Taking a gander at the La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age, it is easy to see that this beauty is a cigar built solid. Its overall appearance is smooth construction and a smooth overall appearance. The wrapper has a surprisingly dark brown hue and has hints of oil to the touch. There are a few veins, but nothing obtrusive. One interesting feature is the large, decorative band, prominently displaying the La Gloria Cubana logo of the Lady herself. The cigar is pretty solid and I did not detect any soft spots. I could sense a nice earthy tone and a bit of spice prior to lighting the cigar.

After being lit, the La Gloria Cubana Gilded Age behaves as you would expect any well-formed cigar to behave. Its draw is spot on and it has a nice amount of smoke. It sports a long, light gray ash. The burn itself did not need to be touched-up or re-lit, which was refreshing. After all, I pulled this bad boy out to relax!

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