I love the Gran Habano line - A LOT! My favorite is the 3 Siglos. I had a VL in the pressure cooker and figured it had been simmering long enough. When I removed the cedar sleeve, there was the biggest vein I had ever seen that was running down the entire length on the cigar. This looked like one of those veins you see on a horse's leg! I clipped it and fired it up. There was this awful sour taste I cannot describe. After smoking about 1/4", I tossed it. It left a terrible taste in my mouth for quite a while. I'll try to dig the picture up.