Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

User Rating: / 7

perdomoperdomo lot 23 churchill connecticut
perdomo reserve 10th anniversary champagne epicure

The flavors experienced while smoking the Epicure are not bad, but some may find the cigar to be too one-dimensional. It begins with some mild spice which is later joined by cedar. The cedar continues into the second third, when nutty flavors take over. There's also a good amount of creaminess. The final third offers woody notes. This is definitely a mild and smooth cigar, as advertised.

Despite the lack of excitement concerning the Epicure's flavor, the cigar is another quality offering from Perdomo. Its steady burn is its best characteristic, as there is no babysitting that needs to take place. The Champagne Epicure could suffice for beginners. As for experienced smokers, your mileage may vary. If you are looking for a departure from stronger cigars, the Champagne Epicure may be a nice change of pace. Then again, some may find it to be too bland. Regardless, it does seem like a decent choice as a cigar for early in the day. A single sells in the neighborhood of $6, and it also comes in packs of five or Spanish cedar boxes of 25. Perhaps the Cuban Criollo or Maduro versions of the 10th Anniversary offer something more. If those interest you, you may want to pick up a special 6-pack from Perdomo that comes with two Champagne, two Cuban Criollo, and two Maduro cigars.

The Perdomo Reserve 10th Anniversary Champagne Epicure earns a rating of three out of four stars.

Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut


Perdomo's Lot 23 line consists of cigars made with tobaccos taken from a special plot of land on one of the company's farms in Esteli, Nicaragua. The Perdomos deemed the soil on Lot 23 to be so fertile that it deserved its own line, and the rest is history.

The Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut measures 7 x 50. Perdomo also offers the line in five other sizes: the 4 1/2 x 60 Gordito, 5 x 60 Punta Gorda, 5 x 50 Robusto, 5 3/4 x 54 Belicoso, and 6 x 50 Toro. The tobaccos used for the filler and binder are the cigar's highlight, as they come from the aforementioned Lot 23 plot of land in Esteli. The Lot 23 tobaccos are fermented for one year and bale-aged for at least three years before they are used. As for the cigar's wrapper, it's of the Connecticut Shade variety. Perdomo also produces the Lot 23 in a Natural or Maduro version as well. The Connecticut version under review today is listed as mild to medium-bodied, while the Natural and Maduro versions fall into the medium to full-bodied range.


+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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