Way back in 2007, Walt originally reviewed the Camacho Select. Fast forward to 2010 and the Camacho Select has been through a packaging and blending change. I originally scored two boxes of these Camacho Selects for my silence on not revealing who was behind the Black Band Project.
Last year when I first smoked the Camacho Select it was unbearably awful from the start. It was on the level of 5 Vegas Miami Knuckle as far as dissatisfied. It was pretty much not smokeable. Similar to the 5 Vegas Miami Knuckle I’ve spent the last year trying to get rid of these by including them in many box passes, bombs and to anyone who wanted them. The feedback I got from people after smoking the Camacho Select was surprising. Almost everyone loved them. Many of them actually went out and purchased boxes even though they knew I despised them. Even had a few say they were the greatest cigar they’ve ever smoked. Needless to say this left me wondering…did I have the Camacho Select pegged wronged? Did aging them have this much of an impact?
Video runs 11 minutes and upon lighting the Camacho Select I was presented with a totally different cigar. Were these actually the same Camacho Selects that I thought were unbearable last year? We are talking a total 180 degree turn improvement…BUT…just when I was ready to sing high praises for the Camacho Select, I hit a bump in the road. Eventually that bump in the road turned into a major sinkhole and the rough, sour, harsh flavor of the Camacho Select that I remember from last year reared its ugly head. I’m a big fan of Cameroon wrappers but the Camacho Select has it’s days numbered in my humidor.