Written by Puff Staff

Wednesday, 09 June 2010

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la aurora preferidos maduro robustopaul garmirian soiree connoisseur
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Once in action, the Preferidos Maduro Robusto is a solid performer. The burn remains even for the most part, without the need for many touch-ups. Re-lighting is also not necessary. Some nice solid ash is formed, and the draw is good.

The flavors experienced while smoking are quite enjoyable. Some pepper is noticeable from the start, as well as the earthy flavor detected in the cold taste. A nice dark chocolate flavor comes into play and so do some woody notes. A good amount of coffee adds to the mix, and there are some hints of sweetness and cream too. The cigar does seem to fit the medium-bodied profile well and is not too strong.

Overall, the La Aurora Preferidos Maduro Robusto is a quality cigar. Its appearance didn't exactly make it appealing at first, but once smoked it hit the spot. The lack of burn issues was a plus, and the flavors were satisfying. This is one stick that would really go well with a cup of coffee as you read the morning paper. Medium-bodied fans should enjoy it. Those who prefer a real kick from their cigars might want to give it a pass. In terms of price, a single goes for around $10. That is not exactly cheap, so you may want to give just one a try to see if you like it before you splurge on a box of 25.

The La Aurora Preferidos Maduro Robusto earns a solid score of 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Paul Garmirian Soiree Connoisseur


Paul Garmirian Cigars has been around since 1990. The company produces premium cigars known for their quality and are meant to be enjoyed by connoisseurs. With that being said, what better name for a cigar than the Connoisseur? Such is the case with this particular release from the Soiree line. This particular line was released as an attempt to replicate the vintage Cuban cigars from the great days of the 1950's and 60's. Just the name itself sounds appetizing, so let's get to it!

The PG Soiree measures 6 x 50 in its Connoisseur vitola. The Soiree is also offered in other sizes: the 4 x 50 Short Robusto, the 5 x 50 Robusto, and the 6.25 x 52 Belicoso. Its filler is composed of aged Dominican tobaccos. The binder is also made of aged Dominican tobacco, and it is topped off with a Nicaraguan Colorado wrapper. The Soiree Connoisseur is considered to be a full-bodied cigar.

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