Over the past few months, I’ve done some Pre-Reviews which allow me to document my experiences with a cigar and provide my thoughts. Some of these were pre-releases are now available generally – and others are simply cigars I’ve had more of a chance to think of. I’ve decided to include a few of these in here.
Rather than repeat history, I’ve summarized the assessment rating and linked to the Pre-Review.
|Viaje Satori (2010)|
Hands down, the best cigar that I had at the 2010 IPCPR. Andre Farkas did something very special with the Oscuro wrapper here. The great news is Satori is returning for another release in 2011 (which a slightly lighter wrapper). This is definitely the best cigar Viaje offers and was worthy of my #3 2010 Cigar of the Year. Here is the Pre-Review. This might garner Hall of Fame consideration in 2012.
San Lotano Habano
|San Lotano Habano|
It’s been a little inconsistent at times for me. Sometimes it smokes well, and sometimes it hasn’t done it for me. I still think the Connecticut and the Maduro are the better blends. This was still worthy of an honorable mention on my 2010 Cigars of the Year. Here is the Pre-Review.
Assessment: Nice to Have
Room 101 Connecticut
|Room 101 Connecticut|
Just released at IPCPR 2011, they have now made it into the stores and I have now sampled the final release. All of my thoughts hold true from the Pre-Review. One of the best cigars from IPCPR 2011 and one of the best Connecticut shade wrapper cigars I ever had. While I still have to smoke the new Namakubi, this cigar stands as the cream of the crop of the Room 101 line.