.....the one thing I cannot dispute with you boys is the FACT that aging improving 99% of the cigars we smoke. Some like ASHTON and ROMEO y JULIETA Connecticut's simply don't have it in their mix to get any better, and don't, at least not after 3 years of resting in their own cello jacket.
.....resting naked since last September has done wonders for these PADILLA HYBRID MADURO GORDOS (5" x 56). Fresh out of the cello they are a good, sweet, medium smoke. But after resting naked for a good 5 months has really brought out the MADURO flavor. Notched up a whole level of good. Now Rated 85.
.....also smoked a GURKHA LEGEND VINTAGE 2001 DOUBLE ROTHCHILD, 6.5" x 58, earlier. These do need some naked aging humidor time. This one, just 3 days out of the cello, was not nearly as good as the 91 Rated smoking session I had with the one I let rest for 3 months. Still not bad, but the remaining 4 have been put to sleep until June.