Ask The Readers: What are your 10 Favorite Cigars from 2010

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Ask The Readers: What are your 10 Favorite Cigars from 2010

It is that time of year again, time for us cigar bloggers to bombard you with best-of lists until you can’t take it anymore! From Stogie Review, you can probably expect to see four lists in the coming days/weeks. Before you get completely tired of seeing these lists, I’d like you to weigh in and give us your own personal list.

Of all of the cigars you have smoked in 2010
Which ten were your favorite?

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  1. In no particular order,

    01) Tatuaje L’Esprit de Verite 2008
    02) Davidoff Puro d’Oro Magnificos
    03) Tatuaje The Face
    04) Nosotros Robusto
    05) Illusione Epernay Le Petit
    06) Guillermo León Corona
    07) Cruzado Domenicos
    08) Joya De Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo
    09) Avo Heritage Short Robusto
    10) La Aurora 107 Corona

  2. 1- Padilla Sig 1932 torpedo 2- Diesel – belicosa 3- La
    Aurora Barrel Aged robusto 4- Perdoma Habano robusto 5- La estrella
    cubana torpedo 6- Montecristo No2 (cuba) 7- Punch gran cru dbl
    robusto 8- Man o War ruination 9- Padilla 68 toro 10 Olivia v

  3. 1. Illusione 888 2. Tatuaje Noellas 3. Cohiba Siglo VI 4.
    Padron Serie 1926 Ambassador Maduro 5. La Aroma de Cuba (original
    blend) Robusto 6. Kristoff Criollo Maduro Churchill 7. Cain F 550
    8. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No.2 9. Perdomo Grand Cru Corojo
    Churchill 10. Camacho Conn. Robusto

  4. In no particular order:

    1) Tat “The Face”
    2) La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Magnifico
    3) Illisione Epernay Le Ferme
    4) 90 Miles Torpedo
    5) Liga Privada T52 Toro
    6) El Triumfador (New Blend) No. 6
    7) EP Carillo Club 52
    8) 13th Floor Foundation Series Churchill
    9) Davidoff Puro Dominicana Belicoso
    10) Avo Heritage Short Robusto

  5. A list not in any order

    1. Camacho Pre embargo
    2. Chateau Real Maduro
    3. 5 vegas Relic
    4. Perdomo 10th anniversary Maduro
    5. Gurkha Shaggy
    6. Casa Magna
    7. Cohiba Red Dot
    8. Kristoff Ligero Maduro
    9. Maxx Traditional
    10. Alec Bradley Tempus

  6. 1. E.P. Carillo Edicion Limitado 2010
    2. Padron Family Reserve 46 Years ( 1926 series no. 9 on steroids! )
    3. Fuente Anejo no.77 Shark
    4. Nestor MIranda Danno 2010
    5. CAO La Traviata Animados
    6. La Aurora 107 Corona
    7. Viaje Platino Reserva
    8. Frank Llaneza 1961 Pyramide
    9. Ashton VSG Torpedo
    10. La Flor Dominicana Cabinet Series No.6 Torpedo
    If I could have got my hands on some more LImited Edition Viaje and or Tatuajes, my list might have been a little different. It seems like I’m working everytime they are released and you guys snatch them up before I get home…LOL!

  7. No order here, but if we are talking released in 2010, here it is!

    Tatuaje The Face
    Illusione Epernay Le Matin
    La Aurora 107 Anniversario Robusto
    Liga Privada Ünico Serie Dirty Rat
    Tatuaje Petite Cazadore Reserva
    Viaje Satori Zen
    La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor
    Liga Privada T-52 Flying Pig
    Illusione 888 Slam
    Padron Family Reserve 46 Years

  8. Check out my top 10 Cigars of 2010 at my blog:

    If you can’t access it, the list looks something like this;

    10. Rocky Patel Cuban Blend Toro Maduro (Honduras)

    9. NUB Maduro 460 (Nicaragua)

    8. CAO La Traviata Animado (Nicaragua)

    7. Xikar HC Series Habano Colorado Toro (Nicaragua)

    6. E.P. Carillo Edition Inaugural 2009 Encore (Dominican Republic)

    5. Illusione MK (Nicaragua)

    4. Cohiba Lancero (Cuba)

    3. Romeo e Julieta Short Churchill (Cuba)

    2. Davidoff Grand Cru No.1 (Dominican Republic)

    1. Punch Churchill (Cuba)

  9. 1. Camacho Corojo
    2. La Flor Domincana Coronado
    3. Perdomo Gran Cru Corojo
    4. Padilla Habano
    5. El Baton
    6. Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur Legend
    7. 5 Vegas Cask Strength
    8. 5 Vegas Series ‘A’
    9. La Aroma de Cuba Edicion Especial
    10. 5 Vegas Miami

  10. Not in order. 1. Padron 1926 2. Padron 1964 3.Rocky Patel Sun grown 4. Oliva V. 5. Casa Magna Colorado. 6.Alec Bradley Tempus. 7. CAO La Traviata. 8. Ambos Mundos (S). 9. Carlos Torano 1959. 10. Rocky Patel Decade.

  11. No Order

    1. Tatuaje Black Tubos
    2. Illusione 88
    3. CAO MX2 Toro
    4. Tatuaje Cojonu 2003
    5. El Triunfador (Original)
    6. Romeo Y Julieta Short Churchill
    7. Liga Privada T52 Toro
    8. Padron 1964 Imperial Maduro
    9. Illusione No. 2
    10. CAO Brazilia Samba

  12. 1. My Father Limited Edition 2010
    2. Tatuaje Havana Cazadore
    3. Padilla Signature 1932 churchill
    4. El Titan de Bronze Redemption corona
    5. La Aroma de Cuba robusto
    6. Padilla Miami robusto
    7. My Father No. 3
    8. Cain Habano toro
    9. Don Pepin Garcia lancero
    10. La Flor Dominicana chisel maduro

  13. New to me in 2010, in order of preference:

    1. My Father Le Bijou 1922 Toro
    2. Nestor Miranda Special Selection Ruky
    3. Nub 460 Maduro
    4. Nestor Miranda Special Selection 20th Anniversary Danno
    5. Illusione Epernay Le Grande
    6. Illusione cg:4 White Horse
    7. Illusione 88
    8. Punch Gran Cru No. II
    9. Elogio LSV Robusto
    10. Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo

  14. Not in order:
    1) Davidoff Special T
    2) Joya De Nicaragua Antaño Dark Corojo El Martillo
    3) Cohiba Esplendidos
    4) Liga Privida No. 9 Robusto
    5) Paul Garmiriam Soiree Connoisseur
    6) Illusione 88
    7) A. Fuente Short Story
    8) Illusione HL
    9) CAO La Traviata Radiante
    10) Partagas Serie D #4

  15. 01. Torano Exodus 50 Years Short Churchill (ideally paired with 91% dark chocolate from Costa Rican beans by Theo, a Seattle chocolatier – eat just tiny nibs of it and let them melt away before taking a puff).
    02. Esencia 2009 Churchill (ideally paired with an IPA like Mongoose).
    03. Padilla 1968 Torpedo (this cigar makes me think “Lemon Crackers” – though I don’t think either flavor is actually present; in any case, it’s fantastic).
    04. Cuban Stock Reserve Robusto (a light wrapper, but a rich, smooth flavor).
    04. Tatuaje Petite Cazadores.
    05. Illusione cg:4
    06. Padilla Dominus Torpedo
    07. The “SODO” – a version of the dark, pigtail-capped Lanceros El Triunfador made specially for the J&J cigar shop in the Sodo district of Seattle.
    08. Tatuaje “Seleccion De Cazador” Lancero.
    09. Nosotros (I think the “Opulencia Extremo Corona Larga”, similar in size to the Torano short churchill. I’ve had three of these – one was pure heaven, two were purgatory… as a result I am not sure when to go for the two remaining in my humidor and they sit there suspiciously).
    10. Angelenos Lonsdale 2009 (the flavors, although very nice, didn’t register as much as the wonderful post-smoke smell on my hands and face and in my nose that stayed with me that afternoon – usually I want to wash a cigar right off but not that time).

    * Liga Privada T-52 (this was amazing and overpowering, which is either good or bad – as it turns out, I haven’t felt like stepping on this land-mine again, but may in the future).
    * Padron 1926 (No. 2) – really good but I fail to enjoy it to a level that justifies its price tag. Still, I would smoke it again and I would like to try their other offerings.
    * Partagas Benji Menendez Master Series Majestuoso.
    * Cabaiguan Guapo Maduro.
    * Cuban Stock EE, a crazy-looking rough dark bronze-brown figurado (“impress your friends!”). The first third is especially tasty.

  16. 1. Padron 1964 Family Reserve 45th Ann.
    2. Camacho Corojo
    3. Alec Bradley Tempus
    4. Oliva Serie V
    5. Romeo y Julieta Habana Reserve
    6. Avo Heritage
    7. Romeo y Julieta Aniversario
    8. CAO Cameroon
    9. La Gloria Cubana Serie N
    10. Rocky Patel The Edge Sumatra

  17. Here are my top ten cigars in 2010:

    1. Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig.
    2. Man-o-War Ruination Belicoso.
    3. Tatuaje black / Red tube
    4. Illisione Epernay Le Ferme.
    5. Camacho Corojo Limited 11/18
    6. Rocky Patel Decade Torpedo.
    7. Padilla 1932 Torpedo.
    8. Padilla Maimi Torpedo.
    9. Camacho 10 anniversary any size.
    10. Oliva Serie ” V ” Maduro Belicosco

  18. 1. Joya de Nicaragua Antono
    2. Kristoff Ligero Maduro
    3. El Baton
    5. La Flor Dominica Maduro Ligero
    6. Xicar Habano Colorado
    7. Rocky Patel The Edge Sumatra
    8.Joya de Nicaragua Dark Corojo
    9. Padron 1926
    10. San Cristobal

  19. Sticks I enjoyed this year, in no particular order

    1. Rocky Patel Vintage 1990
    2. Illusione #2
    3. Oliva Serie G
    4. La Flor Dominicana Airbender
    5. Avo Domaine perfecto
    6. Rocky Patel Decade
    7. Perdomo Lot 23
    8. Nestor Miranda Special selection Coffee Break
    9. Perdom 10th Anniversery Champagne
    10. Macanudo Cru Royale… really….it was a good stick.

  20. Viaje Skull & Bones
    El Triunfador (original)
    Davidoff Millenium Blend Toro
    Los Blancos Nine
    La Aroma De Cuba Belicoso
    Partagas Benji Menendez
    La Escepcion Batat
    Cain F 660
    Alec Bradley VR1
    Arturo Fuente Sun Grown Robusto

  21. Top 10 is very difficult but here goes in no particluar order:

    1) Quesada Tributo
    2) Man O War Armada
    3) Rocky Patel Bros
    4) Man O War Ruination
    5) Liga T52
    6) Oliva Serie V 2010 Maduro
    7) 601 Green
    8) Padilla 1932
    9) Fuente Anejo
    10) San Cristobal

    Honorable Mention

    LADC Mi Amor
    La Aurora 107
    Nestor Miranda Special Selection
    Camacho Triple Maduro
    CAO La Traviata
    El Baton

  22. My favorite Smokes in 2010, not necessarily in order, although I will say that the La Aurora 107 is my favorite cigar of 2010.

    La Aurora 107 Belicoso & Corona
    Man O War Ruination #1
    Nestor Miranda Art Deco “Coffee Break”
    Avo Heritage Robusto
    Liga Privada Dirty Rat
    Illusione 88
    CAO La Traviata Divino
    Guillermo León Corona
    Illusione cg:4 White Horse
    Liga Privada T-52

  23. La Aurora 107 Belicoso
    Liga Privada T52 Flying Pig
    Epernay Le Matin
    CAO La Traviata Maduro
    The Face
    Guillermo Leon
    My Father Le Bijou
    Illusione 888 slam
    PDR 1878 Cubano Especial Maduro
    Viaje Skull & Bones

  24. Arturo Fuente Hemingway Short Story
    Camacho Connecticut Figurado
    Cubao No. 3 Lancero
    Don Pepin Garcia Black Robusto
    La Riqueza #5 #4 #3 #2 #1
    Oliva Connecticut Reserve Robusto
    Oliva Serie V Torpedo & Lancero
    Padilla Miami Robusto
    Rocky Patel Decade Robusto
    Tatuaje El Triunfador Lancero

  25. 1. Cohiba – Genios Maduro 5
    2. CohibaBehike – BK 54
    3. Bolivar – Royal Corona
    4. Cohiba – Siglo 6
    5. Romeo y Julieta Duke LE 2009
    6. Vegas Robaina – Don Alejandro
    7. Trinidad – Robusto T
    8. Montecristo – Sublimes
    9. H. Upmann – Sir Winston
    10. Ramon Allones – Specialy Selected

  26. Not in any order.

    CAO La Traviata Intrepido
    La Aurora Preferidos Maduro Ruby Tube
    CAO Brazilia Box Press
    Oliva Serie G Maduro torpedo
    Padron 1964 Maduro Imperial
    My Father
    La Riqueza No. 2
    Ashton VSG
    Padron 40th Maduro
    Perdomo 10th anniversary Maduro

  27. In no particular order:

    Camacho Corojo Diploma
    JdN Dark Corojo
    Tatuaje Verocu #5 (Love these little guys)
    Liga Privada Dirty Rat
    Tat Petit Reserva
    601 Red
    Edge Sumatra
    My Father Le Bijou Rothschild
    Padilla Dominus
    MOW Ruination

  28. Padron – Ambassador
    Perdomo – Champagne
    Perdomo – Grand Cru
    Rocky Patel – ESV 1991
    Rocky Patel – 1990
    Rocky Patel – 1992
    Rocky Patel – Patel brothers
    Arturo Fuente – Hemingway
    Gurkha – Evil
    Gurkha – Assassin

  29. This is the list for 2010 but some I have had for a bit. My Sanchos have been resting for a couple years and are even better now. This is order of preference for me give or take. Would love to hear what you think.

    Sancho Panza Double Maduro (Still my top dog…I have three different sizes and love them all.)
    Gran Habano Vintage 2002 (Just came out with a bigger size…just delicious. Best discovery of the year.)
    Man O War (I love their entire MOW line…another new discovery for me this year and is now a staple.)
    5 Vegas AAA (Probably the stoutest cigar for me this year flavor wise…packs a punch but VERY tasty.)
    Man O War Ruination (Yum is all there is to say.)
    Perdomo Lot 23 Maduro (A long time favorite.)
    Rocky Patel 1992 (A new one for me this year and has become a go to.)
    Blue Label Torpedo (From Gran Habano also and another newb that has become a go to.)
    Alec Bradley Tempus Quadrum (Very well made and heavy in hand…same with the flavor.)
    Perdomo Corojo Torpedo (A whopper big ring cigar but very good.)

  30. 1. Tatuaje 7th Reserva
    2. Viaje 50/50 Red Label No. 1
    3. Jaime Garcia Reserva Especial Robusto
    4. Epernay Le Matin
    5. Tatuaje El Triunfador Lancero (original blend)
    6. Liga Privada Dirty Rat
    7. Casa Fernandez Arsenio 2009
    8. Arturo Fuente Rosado Sungrown Robusto
    9. Rocky Patel 1961 Robusto
    10. My Father Le Bijou 1922 Petite Robusto

    Just missed…

    Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu No. 5
    EP Carrillo Core Line Regalias Real
    Illusione HL Maduro
    CAO La Traviata Maduro Robusto
    CAO La Traviata Anamados
    La Aurora 107 Robusto
    Murcielago Belicoso

  31. First off, this is my first full year as an aficionado. I had a great time with the other BOTLs and have been told it was a fantastic year to smoke cigars. I agree.

    1 – padilla 1932. For some reason this cigar clicked. I got a box in miami and it didn’t last long.
    2 – avo heritage. Great, complex, priced reasonably. Just excellent
    3 – Liga Privada T52. What can I say, balanced a flavorful.
    4 – CAO La travatia maduro. I first smoked the natural outside the Palomar hotel in LA and thought, “Wow, this would be the bomb with a maduro wrapper”. It was
    5 – La Flor D. box press exclusive for nat sherman. Great Stick
    6 – Illusion 888 the slam. I saw the review. Bought a five pack. Smoked. Enjoyed. and thought they were great.
    7 – Illusione epernay le martin. I dont normally like illusione but the box presses both wowed me.
    8 – My Father LE 10. I really liked this stick. The great construction and entertaining flavors made this a winner.
    9 – Tempus Magistri Maduro. I love the tempus and even more so in the maduro.
    10 – RP decade edicion limitada torpedo, I normally don’t care for RP but these were great

    High marks as well – Cabiguan churchills, r and j short chruchills, ashton vsg, la aurora tubos maduro, monte platinums

    Not so hot – Davidoff puro de oro, anejo by fuente (needed age) , LFD salamone maduro,

  32. My favorites that i smoked in 2010, no order.

    Fuente between the lines
    My Father Le Bijou
    Rocky Patel Sun Grown
    Alec Bradley Tempus Maduro
    Oliva V
    San Cristobal
    Padron 1964 Maduro
    Padron 45th Anni
    601 Blue
    La Aroma Mi Amor

  33. also i’d like to add biggest disappointments of 2010…

    Tat Black Tubo
    Fuente Anejo

    maybe i was expecting too much, but i was hugely disappointed

  34. In no order. Also, I’m sure that the EPC Inaugural Ed. 2010 would make the list, but I haven’t gotten around to smoking it yet – but I’ve yet t have a dud from those guys.

    Quesada Tributo Robusto (Julio) & Torpedo (Alvaro)
    EP Carrillo Core Line Regalias Real
    EP Carrillo Short Run Delirios
    Berger & Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro Robusto
    Berger & Argenti Clasico Rothchild (Robusto)
    Guillermo Leon Classic Gran Corona
    Liga Privada Dirty Rat
    Liga Privada #9 Flying Pig
    Matasa 30th Anniversary Toro
    La Tradicion Cubana Dlx Ann. Torpedo
    Alec Bradley Prensado

  35. 1. Padron 1964 Exclusivo Maduro
    2. Liga Privada #9
    3. Camacho Limited Harvest
    4. Gran Habano Aztec Jag
    5. La Flor Dom Airbender
    6. Kristoff Criollo
    7. Padilla Achilles
    8. A. Turrent Triple Play
    9. E.P. Carillo Short Run
    10. Montecristo Reserva Negra
    11. Man o War
    12. Diesel Unltd

  36. In no particular order: 1. LFD Airbender 2. LFD Coranado 3.
    Man O War Ruination Robusto 4. Epernay Le Matin 5. Perdomo 10th Ann
    Maduro Robusto 6. RP Sungrown Toro 7. Perdomo Lot 23 Toro 8.
    Illusione mk cg4 9.Oliva Serie V Torpedo 10. All the
    Pepin Garcia lines Ive smoked this year, (601 red, Cubao, JJ, Blue
    Label, Cuban Classics, MF MF LB 1922, Vegas

  37. Im just getting started smoking cigars so Im still
    figuring out what I like and dont have a top 10, but heres a few
    that Ive liked in no particular order: Partagas 1845 Clasico (just
    ordered a box of these from CI) Casa Magna Quesada Tributo Alvaro
    Tatuaje Reserva J21 La Vieja Habana Cuban Corojo Belicoso Im still
    bouncing around figuring out what I like. Suggestions are
    appreciated. 🙂

  38. Lot’s of sampling in 2010 but still the same daily number one….


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