Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

User Rating: / 2

berger and argentiberger and argenti clasico belicoso
perdomoperdomo patriarch corojo lonsdale

In terms of flavor, there is a decent amount of variety here. Notes of cedar are immediately noticeable. The flavor then transitions to nutty in the second third. Some spice follows to add some kick, but the cigar never becomes too powerful. In fact, it's quite smooth. There is also a good amount of creaminess, which seems to be the highlight of the entire experience.

Perdomo didn't strike out by any means here. While the Patriarch Corojo Lonsdale is not exactly memorable, it is a solid smoke. It just seemed as if something was missing to really make it stand out or distinguish itself from the pack. In short, it's not bad, but it's not great either. Maybe your mileage will vary, or perhaps the Maduro or Connecticut version of the Patriarch is better. If you do decide to go ahead and pick up a Corojo, you can find a single for around $6. It also comes in packs of five or boxes of 20.

The Perdomo Patriarch Corojo Lonsdale earns a rating of three out of four stars.

Berger & Argenti Clasico Belicoso


Berger & Argenti's Clasico line hit the shelves in 2010. In case you don't know much about the brand, it is the result of a joint venture between Michael Argenti and Henry “Kiki” Berger. Berger & Argenti is more of a boutique brand that is still growing in terms of its available lines. It has been said that the Clasico is a value cigar that comes at an affordable price, which makes it an attractive choice for those looking to maintain their hobby but not empty their wallets completely. Well, enough with the introduction. Let's fire up a Clasico Belicoso and see how it fares.

The Clasico's Belicoso vitola measures 5 ¾ x 50. The line also comes in a 4 ½ x 46 Corona Gorda, a 5 x 50 Rothschild, and a 7 x 50 Churchill. The cigar's filler is made up of Nicaraguan tobacco. The binder is also Nicaraguan, but of the Corojo variety. Completing the composition is an Ecuadorian Desflorado wrapper. The Desflorado is a special type of tobacco that comes from a plant that must have its buds cut off before flowering. When it comes to strength, The Clasico Belicoso is categorized as being medium to full-bodied. All Clasico cigars are made at Tabacalera Esteli in Nicaragua.

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