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Wednesday, 23 March 2011

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perd10thpic1 We recently profiled Perdomo Cigars on Puff.com and discussed the brand's various offerings. As a follow-up, we have two Perdomo reviews on today's menu. Keep reading to see if Perdomo's Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Epicure and its Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut are as good as advertised.

Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Epicure

Perdomo released its 10th Anniversary line in 2008 to celebrate ten years of business. Like other lines from Perdomo, the 10th Anniversary has received high ratings and plenty of praise. To see if those ratings are justified, we will be looking at the Champagne Epicure, which is the mildest 10th Anniversary selection.

The Epicure vitola of the Reserve 10th Anniversary line is a Toro that measures 6 x 54. It also comes in four other sizes: the 4 3/4 x 56 Figurado, 5 x 54 Robusto, 7 x 54 Torpedo, and 7 x 54 Churchill. The cigar has a filler and binder made from Nicaraguan Cuban Seed tobacco. A Connecticut wrapper that has been aged six years completes the composition. Besides the 10th Anniversary's Connecticut Champagne version, Perdomo also offers the line in a Nicaraguan Maduro or a Cuban Criollo wrapper. As mentioned, the Champagne is the mildest of the trio, and is said to be mild to medium-bodied in strength.

If there is at least one thing that the Champagne Epicure has going for it, it's a beautiful exterior. The cigar looks great, and its golden wrapper is actually reminiscent of champagne. There is little oil, and very few veins are noticeable. The cigar is elegantly decorated by bands near the head in gold and black that display its name. To the touch, the Epicure is a tad spongy, but not extremely soft. Giving it a whiff prior to lighting reveals a scent of cedar. The cold taste is cedar as well.

The burn of the 10th Anniversary Champagne Epicure is quite good. The draw is just right. The ash is light gray in color and never hints as if it wants to fall all over my shirt. The cigar burns slowly and evenly from beginning to end. Re-lights and touch-ups are not necessary at all.

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+1 # Champagne Rules!Moe 2011-03-24 09:36
The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne (torpedo) was my first hand-rolled cigar. Since then, I've smoked about ten of them in Epicure (Toro) vitola, while trying almost every other Connecticut wrapper I can get my hands on. The Champagne remains above all the others. Imagine a big block of Amish butter floating in heavy whipping cream with varying amounts of pepper throughout--SMOOTH and tasty on the tongue and palate! No, it isn't complex, but what there is is heavenly and good for any time of the day. The Criollo and Madura versions of this cigar have a bit more kick, but are equally as smooth. I enjoy swapping them out for variety. They're about $6.50 each plus sales tax at the local B&M, or $135 shipped for a box of 25 on-line ($5.40 each).

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+1 # Lot 23 is a good buy.Moe 2011-03-24 11:57
At about a dollar less per stick than the Champagne, the Perdomo Lot 23 Connecticut is a pretty good smoke. I find it to be a smooth smoke, but missing a bit of the creaminess and buttery flavor of the Champagne throughout most of its length. Still, it was one I enjoyed until my fingers and lips were burning.

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0 # RE: Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Epicure Review and the Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut ReviewDrwillyp 2011-03-27 17:48
pure dog rocket. Even after letting it sit in my humidor for a year I had to force my self to smoke it!

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0 # Enjoyableapexking 2011-12-17 17:13
For me this was a good smoke. Not great, not bad but good. It actually hit the spot for what I was looking for. Smooth but available. I've smoked too many light cigars that have no taste. This is not that at all. This has the ct type lightness to it, but with some body to remind you that it's there. I would purchase again for the right price. Otherwise will stick to my monti whites for my light smoke.

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+1 # smoke dogtravelerone 2011-12-17 20:33
I found this stick a bit overrated. Ash flaked off on two occasions leaving me concerned about the uneven burn.
The stick started off a bit on the peppery side sliding into a softer creamy nutty taste about 1/3 .. the rehale was bitter and overall became harsh and overbearing. I would consider a vegas 5 gold over this stick hands down..

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