Month: March 2007

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Nording by Rocky Patel

Named after the famous pipe maker, Eric Nording (I don’t smoke pipes but thats what I hear), I bring you the robusto sized Nording by Rocky Patel. The Nording by Rocky Patel features a Costa Rican wrapper, Mexican binder and a filler blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco. Now I’ve also seen other places that […]


Oliva Serie O

This weeks Wednesday review is of the Oliva Serie O Perfecto (5×55). According to the Oliva web page the Serie O is a Nicaraguan puro made in the Cuban style of growing the same seed in different regions. The sun-grown Habano wrapper was very silky with only a few small veins. The pre-light draw was […]

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Excalibur 1066 Dark Knight

To continue with the trend of reviewing user requested cigars, this week I have the Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066 – Dark Knight. This particular vitola weighs in at 5.75 inches with a 54 ring gauge. The Dark Knights all have a Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper, instead of the Cameroon that their counterparts have. While […]


La Aurora Maduro

This week we have the La Aurora Maduro robusto at 5×50. The La Aurora Maduro is advertised as a more refined, medium to full-bodied smoke than the Cameroon-wrapped La Aurora comprised of Dominican long filler and a Brazilian-grown broadleaf maduro wrapper. I’m not generally a big Cameroon fan so I’ve never tried it and can’t […]

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