From left to proper: Padrón 1964 Anniversary Sequence No. 4 Maduro, Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Churchill, Sancho Panza Belicoso, Undercrown Solar Grown Belicoso and Joya Silver Robusto.
All summer season lengthy, we’ve been smoking our justifiable share of premium, handmade cigars. Out of the whole thing, there was an abundance of cigars that impressed our skilled panel of people who smoke. Listed below are 13 cigars that stood out probably the most in our June problem of Cigar Aficionado, all of which scored 92 factors or greater—and vary from lower than $7 to greater than 30 euros ($35). Get probably the most of what’s left of the season by making your method down (or up) this listing and having an amazing smoke.
Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series No. 4 Maduro (Nicaragua, 94 Factors): The massive and blocky No. 4 is a box-pressed smoke full of Padrón’s distinctively dependable Nicaraguan tobacco. Wrapped in a darkish, maduro wrapper, the medium- to full-bodied smoke reveals a powerful core of espresso, crushed black peppercorns and earth, with a chocolatey richness that rounds out the flavors. See full tasting note.
Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Churchill (Dominican Republic, 94 Factors): Crafted by the Fuente household for Ashton Distributors, the Heritage Puro Sol Churchill is made completely of sun-grown tobaccos, becoming because the title “Puro Sol” interprets to “pure solar.” Hickory, walnut and leather-based hit the palate with a smoky backdrop of Islay Scotch and a touch of spiciness. The cigar isn’t any stranger to excessive scores, because it’s been named to the Cigar Aficionado High 10 twice, with the Robusto and Corona Gorda sizes, in 2008 and 2005 respectively. See full tasting note.
Sancho Panza Belicoso (Cuba, 94 Factors): It’s not as well-known as different Cuban manufacturers like Cohiba or Montecristo, however Sancho Panza struck gold with this well-made belicoso that displays intense flavors. An assertive leathery character leads the best way with notes of dried fruit, nutmeg and occasional coming by way of as properly. A floral be aware additionally reveals itself together with a spicy trace of black pepper. See full tasting note.
Montecristo 1935 Anniversary Nicaragua No. 2 (Nicaragua, 93 Factors): This all-Nicaraguan torpedo is box-pressed and lined in a stunning, dark-brown wrapper that hints at its full energy. A plethora of flavors come to the floor after it’s lit, together with earth, leather-based and crimson pepper. The end is filled with coconut, malted milk and wooden notes. It’s a posh cigar appropriate for celebrating the birth of Montecristo. See full tasting note.
Undercrown Sun Grown Belicoso (Nicaragua, 93 Factors): Drew Property released the Sun Grown series in 2017 with an Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper, which is grown with out the help of shade within the cloudy foothills of the Andes mountains in Ecuador. Grasp blender Willy Herrera additionally added a stalk-cut binder from the Connecticut River Valley and filler from Nicaragua to finish this mix. Altogether, the belicoso brings an intriguing nuttiness that ranges from uncooked almonds to dense, candy marzipan. At simply $9.50, it’s additionally a comparatively candy deal. See full tasting note.
Joya Silver Robusto (Nicaragua, 92 Factors): A definitive layer of crème brûlée provides candy class to this softly pressed robusto. Msde on the Joya de Nicaragua manufacturing unit in Estelí, the 5-inch-by-50-ring gauge cigar options an Ecuadoran wrapper, Mexican binder and filler from Nicaragua. At solely $7.25, it’s additionally an distinctive deal.See full tasting note.
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto (Dominican Republic, 92 Factors): Though Fuente is understood for its roots within the Dominican Republic, the hallmark of this cigar is its toothy wrapper, grown within the west African nation of Cameroon by the Meerapfel household. Crammed with Fuente’s signature Dominican tobaccos, the cigar has an simple citrus tang, and in addition reveals notes of tea, honey and wooden alongside little bit of raisin and natural botanicals. There’s a cause this smoke has been in demand for many years. See full tasting note.
My Father The Judge Grand Robusto (Nicaragua, 92 Factors): Chocoholics and aficionados alike will love this chunky cigar, which seems to be like a chocolate bar and tastes like one too. The No. 7 Cigar of 2017, The Decide Grand Robusto delivers a candy, wealthy smoke that calls to thoughts chocolate, caramel and peanuts. A tasty deal with, it additionally options piquant hints of crimson pepper flake spice on the end. See full tasting note.
OneOff Corona Gorda (Nicaragua, 92 Factors): Illusione proprietor Dion Giolito has impressed with plenty of distinctive cigars which have made the Cigar Aficionado Top 10. Banded with an attention grabbing peace signal, the OneOff is toasty and nutty, leaving exact impressions of pecans and nutmeg, properly detailed with hints of clove and black cherry. See full tasting note.
Trinidad Topes (Cuba, 92 Factors): Solidly rolled with the Cuban brand’s trademark pigtail cap, the quick and fats Topes burns sluggish and funky, steadily imparting an oaky smoke with outstanding notes of almond and German chocolate cake. Though it’s costly for its measurement at £33.40, the 92-point-score can justify the acquisition of this medium- to full-bodied smoke. See full tasting note.
Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Churchill (Honduras, 92 Factors): The Rocky Patel Classic 1990 sequence has made the Cigar Aficionado High 25 listing twice (in each 2004 and 2006). Lengthy and box-pressed, the Churchill showcases notes of mint and licorice which heat to indicate leather-based, toast and espresso. The candy end smacks of cocoa powder and almonds. See full tasting note.
Partagás Serie D No. 6 (Cuba, 92 Factors): Generally nice issues are available in small packages. Such is the case with the Serie D No. 6, which measures a mere 3 1/2 inches lengthy. Although it’s quick, the 50-ring-gauge smoke carries a medium to full physique and loads of flavors like peach, walnut and wooden. See full tasting note.
Nat Cicco Aniversario 1965 Liga No. 4 Toro (Nicaragua, 92 Factors): The Churchill measurement of this similar mix was the No. 18 cigar of 2018, so this Nat Cicco isn’t any stranger to high lists. Pushed by a daring cocoa-powder core, the squarely-pressed, pigtailed toro provides notes of toast, leather-based and black pepper earlier than a sweet-and-nutty caramel end. Retailing for lower than $7, this cigar might be the most effective deal on this listing. See full tasting note.