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Review of Two Graycliff cigars: the Red Label Original Blend Pirate and the Blue Label Profesionale PG
Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 11 January 2010

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After striking a match to the Pirate you can notice its solid construction as the burn is excellent.  The draw is easy and a nice light colored ash is produced.  The flavors experienced while smoking are decent but nothing out of this world.  A lot of spicy flavor comes through as well as some earthy tones.  There is even some bitter flavor that makes an appearance in addition to a bit of wood and sweetness.

 

I would have to say that the Red Label Pirate is a solid, yet unspectacular smoke.  The construction is superb and it smokes very evenly.  The flavor is alright, but nothing to get excited over.  The biggest flaw with the Red Label for many will probably be its price.  A single has a suggested retail price of around $20, which could keep many smokers from even wanting to give it a shot.  I guess that’s just the price you pay for wanting a cigar produced by a world-class resort.  You can also find the cigar in a pack of 5 or boxes of 25.  With all of that said, if you have some extra money to throw around on a medium-bodied cigar with a fancy aura, go for it.  Shop around to look for a good deal on one and you may get lucky.  Otherwise, if the price is too much of a concern, you may want to give it a pass.  The Graycliff Red Label Original Blend Pirate receives a rating of 2.5 out of four stars.





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0 # Available NowEsquireCigar 2010-01-18 21:11
I smoked this cigar over the holidays and have decided to add it to the humidor. This is a great smoke! We always enjoy adding new cigars to our humidor.

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+1 # RE: Review of Two Graycliff cigars: the Red Label Original Blend Pirate and the Blue Label Profesionale PGmookie 2012-05-12 00:02
What a classic waste of time and money. Obviously the band IS the best thing about this over priced and otherwise tasteless cigar...save your dough

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0 # Graycliff Gran Damedoodleysquat 2013-03-15 12:45
I have avoided trying a Graycliff mainly because of their prices, but a friend (thanks, Cameron!) hooked me up with a Red Label Gran Dame (5x33) that he picked up in a duty free shop. I was pleasantly surprised.

It was my first smoke of the day, and I nubbed it, something I usually don't do and often regret when I do. No regrets this time. The narrow ring gauge (again, something I typically don't smoke) maybe allowed a better flavor profile due to the greater ratio of Indonesian wrapper and binder to filler. Whatever. For most of the cigar, I was reminded of the Dominican Cohiba Diamante--mild and flavorful. I probably wouldn't pay the $9-10 that these cost, but if offered another, I would happily accept and feel very lucky.

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