Top Cigars of the Year – A Second Opinion

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Top Cigars of the Year – A Second Opinion

As you’ve probably seen, its that time of the year where you are bombarded by Top Cigars of the Year list.  The biggest and most influential of the list is the one put out by Cigar Aficionado, the lifestyle magazine.  Usually this leads to a run on, at the very least, the top ten cigars on that list.  Whether you agreed with the list or not, it sells cigars.  With that said, we have reviewed some of the cigars on the top cigars list and offer you a second opinion on them.  Cigar reviews are highly subjective as each person has what they consider an idea of their perfect cigar.  Therefore, I think the more reviews or opinions you can get on a given cigar, the better.  We’ve done this the past couple of years so far to help the reader make that final decision:  2011, 2010 and 2009.  Some aren’t in the same vitola, but its the same line.  With that, here are the links to our reviews of Cigar Aficionado’s Top Cigars of the Years list (minus the Cubans):

Flor de las Antillas by My Father Cigars

Romeo by Romeo y Julieta

Rosado Sun Grown by A. Fuente

Ashton Heritage Pur Sol by Ashton

 Rocky Patel 50th by Rocky Patel

Tatuaje Cojonu 2012 by Tatuaje Cigars

Nat Sherman Timeless by Nat Sherman

Cameroon Cabinet by La Flor Dominicana (additional review)

El Baton by JC Newman 

Serie V by Oliva

Fine and Rare by Alec Bradley

Elencos by EP Carrillo

Cru Royale by Macanudo

Headley Grange by The Crowned Heads

San Lotano Oval by AJ Fernandez
Apart from our individual reviews, each of us did what we consider our top cigars of the year as well.  Here is a link to our top cigar lists:












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  1. Even though I’m a Rocky Patel idealists – Big fan of the Romeo by Romeo y Julieta. I also picked up the slight vanilla sweetness and dark chocolate towards the end. Seems to go well with the Kamodo Dragon Dark Blend of Starbucks as espresso.

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