Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

User Rating: / 7

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


It's hard to ignore the cigar's band. The band is not only very large, but it is also very detailed. It displays the usual details like the cigar's moniker and also has a nice depiction of the plot of land after which the cigar is named. As for the cigar itself, the Connecticut wrapper has a nice caramel color. The wrapper is rather dry, but it feels very smooth to the touch. Only a few minor veins are visible. The cigar is well-packed and lacks any soft spots. Overall, the Lot 23 Churchill definitely has excellent construction. Its pre-light scent is of cedar, while the cold taste is sweet.

After striking the cigar with a match, it burns well. The burn is even throughout, and no touch-ups are required. It also manages to stay lit on its own. The ash is gray in color and fairly solid. A maintenance-free cigar is always nice to have, and that's exactly what the Lot 23 Churchill is, at least in this case.

When it comes to flavor, the Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut is not bad at all. Cedar dominates the first third, and it transitions into some sweetness about halfway through the cigar. The sweetness joins with some creamy notes in the second third. The final third is marked by leather and rich almond. The cigar could best be described as smooth, and it's also very mild.

Perdomo did a good job in creating a very smooth cigar here. The flavors may not be the most diverse on the planet, but they were just enough to keep things interesting. The Lot 23 Churchill's appearance and burn were also solid. Those who are used to cigars with a kick will probably find the Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut to be underwhelming. Beginners, however, should find it to be right up their alley. It's a good cigar to have with a cup of coffee in the morning. The most appealing of the Lot 23 Churchill is its price. A single goes for around $5, which is pretty good when you consider the quality you are getting. It can also be found in packs of five or boxes of 20.

The Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill Connecticut earns a rating of 3.25 out of four stars.









+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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