Written by Paul

Friday, 06 March 2009

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Having never been a fan of Te-Amo…in fact the closest I have come to enjoying one was watching it get sucked up by the lawn mower…I decided to give the Te-Amo World Selection a try. I grabbed one of the Dominicana blend, which consists of Connecticut Shade wrapper, San Andreas binder, and Dominican filler.


Altadis describes this cigar on their website as…well, they don’t. They simply list the sizes and the different blends, with a Nicaraguan blend and a Honduran blend completing the line. If you go to the trust JR Cigar, they kindly explain the line as follows:


“A. Turrent, the cigar industry’s oldest family, has created a selection of magnificent cigars featuring tobaccos from three of the world’s premier tobacco-growing nations- Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. Each rare, unique blend boasts its own distinctive flavor and character.


Honduran Blend: Handmade in San Andres, Mexico with a hearty blend of Honduran filler tobaccos, a flavorful San Andreas binder, and a rich Cuban Corojo wrapper.


Nicaraguan Blend: Handmade in San Andres, Mexico with a robust blend of Nicaraguan long fillers, a spicy San Andres binder, and a silky, smooth Cuban-seed Criollo wrapper.


Dominican Blend: Handmade in San Andres, Mexico with a creamy, savory blend of Dominican tobaccos, a smooth San Andres binder, and a golden-brown Connecticut shade wrapper.”


Add to the above that here are three sizes in each line, a 7x54 Churchill, a 6x54 Toro, and a 5x54 Robusto, and you get the idea.


Now, on to the smoking.


0 # You're rightXytras 2009-03-05 22:51
"Chemical taste", you descibed the Te-amo common flavor, don't understand why this happens, maybe a bad fermentation or aging process, maybe their cigars needs a lot of aging to lose that flavor (aminia?, tar?). There is a Cuba selection as well and is much better, as well as the Nicaragua Selection, the Honduras is awfull though.

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0 # Mike Krelle 2009-03-10 10:54
I have smoked Te Amos for years and since I have also lived in San Andres Tuxtla and Mexico for many years, I have smoked every Cuban cigar for years and cigars from all over the world and I do not understand your ridiculous comments on Te Amos. It sounds like puro prejudice and shows that you have no real knowledge of cigars. As far as a chemical taste, you must be still on that glue.

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0 # RE: Te-Amo World Selection Dominican ChurchillJono 2010-06-17 18:21
Mike, it must be remembered that smoking a cigar is a very personal, subjective thing and that one mans trash is anothers treasure. Sounds like if anything, in failing to realize that, you are the one that is lacking knowledge of cigars. I personally had a decent/good experience with the Te-Amo nicaragua blend churchill, but it was by no means a fantastic cigar and I can't see myself picking it up again any time soon given how many better cigars there are out there. It was full of flavour, body and complexity but i found some of the flavours to be less than desirable and that alone makes it a cigar that i will not rush back to.

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0 # Bad bad smokeFredB 2012-04-07 18:58
This cigar is to be avoided. Does not have anything to do with personnal taste. Cigar smell bad hay, and i found the binder to have a bad fermentation taste. Really harsh to smoke, bitter taste from the start and tar accent from the 1/2. I throw it away at 3/4. Seems like a young wine that needs some aging. But probably not good enought to wait for..

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0 # Never Againstogiesnbogies 2012-07-04 11:22
Ran out of cigars on the golf course the other day and paid 6 plus bucks for one of these dog rockets in the clubhouse ...

Moral of story:
.I will NEVER run out of my sticks on the course again and I will NEVER, EVER smoke another one of these turds....ruined the flavor of my good sticks for the rest of the round!

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0 # Moral of Story NEVER AGAIN!stogiesnbogies 2012-07-04 11:56
I ran out of cigars on the golf course the other day and bought one of these dog rockets at clubhouse price of 6 plus destroyed the taste of my good course gars for the remainder of my round!

Moral of Story:
1. Do NOT run out of cigars on golfcourse.
2. Never EVER smoke another Te Amo

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