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Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar Review

This is a discussion on Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar Review within the Non-Habanos Reviews forums, part of the General Cigar Discussion category; Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar $25-$40 for a box of 25 depending on size and shape. I've smoked 4 of them. ...

  
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    Montecristo Fiend fulloflead's Avatar


     

    Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar Review

    Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar
    $25-$40 for a box of 25 depending on size and shape.

    I've smoked 4 of them.

    This is the cheapest cigar I've ever reviewed and I'm not quite
    sure what to make of it, so I welcome other people's feedback.

    Not only is it the cheapest cigar I've ever reviewed, but it may
    be the one with the most veried, complex, and strangest flavors
    in one cigar. (One more reason I might need help with this as a
    newbie.)

    These are constructed rather poorly, as can be expected from
    a bundle cigar. Crooked caps. Lots of big veins. Some soft spots.
    They're filled reasonably well because they draw perfectly.
    They burn crooked and the wrapper seems to want to burn
    slower than the filler.

    Flavors:
    Coffee
    Leather
    Levi Garrett Chewing tobacco
    Chocolate truffles
    Sweetness - but not so much of the kind you taste on your lips
    and tip of your tongue like you do with regular Baccarats with
    a sweet wrapper. This has a sweet smoke.
    Cardboard

    The odd thing, I think I was experiencing for the first time is
    that the flavors seemed very seperate. Not blended and
    combined like other complex, interesting cigars I've smoked
    (like a Don Peppin Blue) but distinctly seperated like I was
    smoking multiple cigars.

    I suspect the seperated flavor phenonomon is due to a severe
    lack of aging AFTER the cigar was constructed. I say this because
    there were no harsh flavors. Each of the flavors I did taste were
    smooth, like it was assembled from nicely aged tobacco, but then
    immediately sent to market. I'm sure the first cigar I smoked was
    rolled a couple weeks beforehand. I also suspect this to be true
    because I smoked these 4 cigars over a period of about 7 weeks.
    The last one I smoked was distinctly better than the first, tasting
    much more combined. This, however, could also be a symptom
    of very inconsistent cigars, although it didn't burn any straighter
    and still contained all of the flavors listed above.

    Overall, I don't know quite what to make of it. I've been smoking
    a lot of REALLY good cigar lately and these are much, much
    different than anything I've smoked lately. The flavors aren't bad;
    they're just different. They remind me of a dessert. They seem
    rather unrefined (obviously, since they're a bundle cigar). They
    seem like the kind of cigar that would taste pretty well after about
    a year in the humidor. But who wants to waste that kind of room
    in their humidor for a cigar that costs about $1.00 each? If I had
    a huge humidor, it would definately be worth the experiment to
    age them.

    I'm on the fence about buying them again.

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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    I smoked a few of them and I thought they tasted like rolled up pencil shavings.


    But, since you bought a whole bundle, give 'em their own box and let 'em sit for a while. They may turn out to be decent.

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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Good Review

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    Best Bring Kryptonite! KASR's Avatar


     

    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    I've never tried the bundled ones - I imagine the quality and taste are somewhat below standard. nice review!
    + =

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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Nice review - I think you did a great job analyzing the different flavors and explaining the "character" of the cigar. I think it would be great if you revisited this in a month and smoked one after it's had some more time.

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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by borndead1 View Post
    But, since you bought a whole bundle, give 'em their own box and let 'em sit for a while. They may turn out to be decent.
    I didn't. I just bought a 5-pack. I'm on the fence about buying a bundle.

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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by borndead1 View Post
    I smoked a few of them and I thought they tasted like rolled up pencil shavings.


    But, since you bought a whole bundle, give 'em their own box and let 'em sit for a while. They may turn out to be decent.
    He probably wouldn't notice that flavor........
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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by kansashat View Post
    He probably wouldn't notice that flavor........
    ? ?
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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by fulloflead View Post
    ? ?
    full of lead? Pencil shavings are full of lead? You a little slow on the uptake today?

    I know, corny joke.
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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by kansashat View Post
    full of lead? Pencil shavings are full of lead? You a little slow on the uptake today?

    I know, corny joke.
    That's pretty good, actually.

    Yeah, I get smarter as the day goes on. You can tell by referencing my relative wittiness with the time stamps of my posts.

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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by fulloflead View Post
    That's pretty good, actually.

    Yeah, I get smarter as the day goes on. You can tell by referencing my relative wittiness with the time stamps of my posts.

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    Must be all those lead paint chips you ate as a child.
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    Re: Baccarat Sumatra Bundle Cigar

    Quote Originally Posted by kansashat View Post
    Must be all those lead paint chips you ate as a child.
    Nah. Alcohol makes me smarter.
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