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Friday, 15 March 2002

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The La Gloria Cubana Series "R" is supposed to be a more aggressive smoke from the famed La Gloria line of cigars, if our experience is any proof, LGC has hit their mark. The La Gloria Cubana Series "R" is supposed to be a more aggressive smoke from the famed La Gloria line of cigars, if our experience is any proof, LGC has hit their mark. This is a showy cigar, the band compliments the normal LGC logo with a beautiful red and gold addition to the bottom, signaling the separate series. Dress a rich dark looking robusto in the aforementioned band, and you have a cigar dressed up and ready for a night on the town! You're now holding a good looking cigar that makes claims of being stronger and more full-bodied than what your used to from LGC. Usually your hopes are up, but your ready for a letdown if history is allowed to repeat itself. Most cigar manufacturers have had trouble adding on a "full-bodied" cigar when they seem to stray from their past success. In this case, like Ashton with the "VSG" line, La Gloria has hit on a winner. "This cigar smoked strong yet smooth, a combination I can't say I've seen in recent times." "If your a fan of stronger cigars (and I am), but not willing to expose your mouth to toxic fumes for the 3 days post smoke, this cigar is for you. In my opinion, a perfect combination of flavor and body." We offer up the two quotes above as proof of our reviewers burgeoning love affair with the LGC Series "R". The taste is dominated by spice, but not to the point where you miss other little nuances hidden throughout this smoking treasure hunt. You may stumble across some inconsistencies in the wrapper and the draw, but most are minor and self correcting. Ultimately, we highly recommend you give this line of smokes a try. If your a fan of larger ring gauges, the No. 6 in this line has a RG of 60! Open wide! We'll leave you with the following quote, which nicely summed up the advantages and minor flaws of this cigar, with some marital insight as well. "This cigar put me in a great mood, I lost myself in the thick smoke, strong flavor, and clean taste. A few unravels of the wrapper, which seemed a bit thin was easy to overlook. In fact I got so caught up in the smoke I almost burnt my lips trying to finish every last bit. I guess I shouldn't worry, I'm married so the days of kissing are long gone...in fact my wife cut me off and it took me 6 months to realize it! So much for that great mood." Vital Statistics: Shape = Robusto Length=5 1/2" RG=54 Wrapper =Ecuador Filler = D.R., Nicaragua Binder = D.R. Estimated Cost = $6.00



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0 # SmokerRon 1369 2011-05-18 05:55
I have to agree that this is one great cigar, it gives out great taste with big flavors.

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0 # RE: La Gloria Cubana "Series R" No. 5Jim Thomas 2012-12-29 10:05
Series R is a great smoke. Only bettered by the intermittently available JR specials with Connecticut shade wrappers.

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