Cigar Scores: 2019

Note: 2019 has seen the implementation of scoring criteria changes. The result has been designed to bring scoring in-line with the industry standards. In many cases, this has resulted in lower scores.

NOTE: Cut-off release date for the 2019 Cigar of the Year Countdown was June 28, 2019. The cut-off date for when the cigar had to be reviewed in order to be eligible for the countdown is October 31, 2019.

93

Alec Bradley Project 40 06.52 (10/1/19)
Diamond Crown Black Diamond Radiant by J.C. Newman Cigar Co. (5/31/19)
HVC First Selection Limited Edition Broadleaf Toro (2/12/19)
Padrón No. 89 Maduro (TAA Exclusive) (7/29/19)
Saga Short Tales Tomo VI: The Sixth Element: El Tabaco by De Los Reyes Cigars (10/27/19)

92

Aganorsa Leaf Signature Maduro Robusto (10/7/19)
Aladino Corojo Reserva Toro by JRE Tobacco Co. (9/30/19)
Aladino Maduro Corona by JRE Tobacco Co.(9/9/19)
Diamond Crown Black Diamond Marquis by J.C. Newman Cigar Co (10/22/19)
Black Label Trading Company Morphine Lancero 2018 (1/21/19)
Black Works Studio NBK Lizard King (10/25/19)
Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2018 LC54 (3/18/19)
Crux Epicure Short Salomone (5/27/19)
David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Robusto by MLB Cigar Ventures (2/11/19)
Davidoff Diademas 100 (Vault Series Re-Release) (9/19/19)
Davidoff Yamasá Robusto Tubo (2/18/19)
Eiroa Dark 50 x 5 by C.L.E. Cigar Company (9/29/19)
Flor de Selva Maduro Toro by Maya Selva Cigars (5/3/19)
Fuente Fuente OpusX ForbiddenX 13 God’s Whisper 1924 (TAA Exclusive)(8/29/19)
Fuente Fuente OpusX ForbiddenX 13 Nacimiento 1912 (TAA Exclusive 2018) (5/20/19)
Jas Sum Kral (JSK) Tyrannical Buc Maduro Dobles (9/15/19)
Joya de Nicaragua Antaño Gran Reserva Presidente TAA Exclusive (3/8/19)
Kristoff Vengeance Robusto (10/29/19)
Montecristo Artisan Series Batch 1 (2018 TAA Exclusive) (4/8/19)
Protocol Official Misconduct Corona Gorda by Cubariqueño Cigar Company (10/30/19)
Tabernacle Havana Seed CT No. 142 Toro by Foundation Cigar Company (4/12/19)
Tatuaje – The Bride (5/8/19)
Vega Magna Toro by Quesada Cigars (2/27/19)
Villiger La Vencedora Churchill (9/5/19)

91

1502 Blue Sapphire Lancero by Global Premium Cigars (9/13/19)
601 Blue Maduro Short Churchill by Espinosa Cigars (2/3/19)
Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Vibrato by Boutique Blends Cigars (1/25/19)
AVO LE05 30 Years (3/22/19)
Casa Cuevas Edición Limitada Habano Flaco (2/17/19)
Casa Cuevas La Mandarria (8/19/19)
Cornelius & Anthony Daddy Mac Robusto (4/23/19)
Crowned Heads Buckeye Land (5/14/19)
Crowned Heads Court Reserve XVIII Corona Gorda (9/24/19)
Crowned Heads Headley Grange Black Lab LE 2018 (6/5/19)
Crux Limitada PB5 Second Release (5/16/19)
David P. Ehrlich PLM Series Churchill by MLB Cigar Ventures (9/27/19)
Davidoff Florida Selection Limited Edition 2018 (6/3/19)
Davidoff – The Master Selection 2007 (4/22/18)
Diesel Hair of the Dog (4/26/19)
Diesel Whiskey Row Churchill (5/22/19)
EIROA The First 20 Years Diadema by C.L.E. Cigar Company (TAA Exclusive) (4/21/19)
Encore by E.P. Carrillo Majestic (3/4/19)
Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro Corona Gorda (6/22/19)
Herrera Esteli Miami Robusto Grande by Drew Estate (8/4/19)
Kristoff Vengeance Toro (3/10/19)
La Aurora Hors D’Age Salomon (5/15/19)
La Flor Dominicana TAA 2018 – The Golden “Oro” Anniversary (6/4/19)
La Sirena Aniversario Especial (9/1/19)
Liga Privada No. 9 Short Corona by Drew Estate (3/21/19)
Long Live the King MAD MOFO Corona by Caldwell Cigar Company (2/26/19)
M.Esteli Toro by Bombay Tobak (10/6/19
MQBA Torpedo by Bombay Tobak (3/19/19)
Nat Sherman Epoca Reserva Gran Robusto (6/9/19)
Rocky Patel TAVICUSA Robusto (2/1/19)
RoMa Craft Tobac Neanderthal OM H-Town Lancero (2/14/19)
Southern Draw IGNITE Corojo No. 4 Rothschild (10/9/19)
Todos Las Dias Thick Lonsdale Mas Fuerte by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (1/24/19)
VegaFina Gran Reserva 2019 (Toro) (8/5/19)

90

2012 by Oscar Barber Pole (Toro) by Oscar Valladares & Company (2/15/19)
300 Hands Maduro Piramides by Southern Draw Cigars (3/3/19)
300 Manos Habano Petit Edmundo by Southern Draw Cigars (1/22/19)
601 La Bomba Bunker Buster FUBAR by Espinosa Cigars (8/26/19)
Alec Bradley Fine & Rare RS 10=(86) Second Issue (4/2/19)
AVO Improvisation LE19 (U.S. Box Pressed) (6/11/19)
AVO Signature 30 Years Belicoso (1/28/19)
Balmoral Añejo XO Oscuro Rothschild Masivo by Royal Agio Cigars (2/4/19)
Balmoral Serie Signaturas Dueto Gran Toro by Royal Agio Cigars (5/5/19)
Black Label Trading Company Deliverance Porcelain (Corona Gorda – 2018) (5/2/19)
Black Works Studio Killer Bee Connecticut (Petite Corona) (3/11/19)
Camacho Hard Charger (2/28/19)
CAO Zócalo (4/16/19)
Crowned Heads Juarez 4 3/4 x 52 (4/25/19)
Crowned Heads Las Calaveras Edición Limitada 2019 LC50 (10/17/19)
Crux Guild Short Salomone (6/24/19)
Crux Limitada RedLine (2019) (9/16/19)
Crux Limitada Short Salomone (2019) (10/2/19)
Davidoff Mundano (1/6/19)
Davidoff Winston Churchill Limited Edition 2019 Robusto (9/2/19)
Diesel Whiskey Row Robusto (2/13/19)
Diesel Whiskey Row Sherry Cask Robusto (7/22/19)
E.P. Carrillo TAA Exclusive (2018) (5/6/19)
Henry Clay War Hawk Toro (9/26/19)
La Aurora 115th Anniversary Limited Edition Belicoso (9/18/19)
La Aurora 100 Años Belicoso (2/22/19)
La Palina Bronze Label Toro (9/20/19)
Liga Privada T52 Corona Viva by Drew Estate (1/11/19)
Gran Habano Blue in Green Gran Robusto (5/12/19)
Nat Sherman Timeless Sterling Short Robusto (4/17/19)
Nestor Miranda Special Selection Toro (2019) by Miami Cigar and Company (8/12/19)
Pier 28 Oscuro Perfecto (4/28/19)
Protocol John Doe Series by Cubariqueño Cigar Company (6/16/19)
Protocol Themis Corona Gorda by Cubariqueño Cigar Company (9/10/19)
Red Meat Lovers Club by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (3/7/19)
Regius Sun Grown Robusto (5/7/19)
Tatuaje TAA 50th (3/31/19)
Viaje Craft Series Bales on Bales (3/6/19)
Villiger La Meridiana Toro Box Pressed (6/2/19)

89

1502 XO Lancero (4/7/19)
AJ Fernandez New World Cameroon Selection Toro (4/3/19)
Brick House Double Connecticut Toro by J.C. Newman Cigar Company (4/11/19)
Eastern Standard Sungrown Toro Extra by Caldwell Cigar Company
CAO Estelí (TAA Exclusive) (5/13/19)
Cornelius Lonsdale by Cornelius & Anthony (1/23/19)
Crowned Heads The Angel’s Anvil 2018 (2/25/19)
Davidoff Year of the Pig (5/10/19)
Diamond Crown Julius Caeser Robusto by J.C. Newman Cigar Company (2/20/19)
Eastern Standard Sungrown Toro Extra by Caldwell Cigar Company (10/14/19)
Espinosa Eminent Domain (4/4/19)
Gurkha Heritage Rosado Toro (TAA Exclusive)(4/29/19)
H. Upmann Connecticut Grupo de Maestros Toro by Altadis U.S.A (3/25/19)
Herrera Estelí Brazilian Maduro Toro Especial by Drew Estate (5/26/19)
Juan Lopez Selección Superba Edición Regional Gran Bretaña (2/21/19)
La Palina El Año 1896 Robusto (2018) (1/20/19)
Nat Sherman Panamericana Belicoso Fino (2/6/19)
Nestor Miranda Collection 75th Anniversary (1/8/19)
Padrón No. 89 Natural (TAA Exclusive)(6/14/19)
Sin Compromiso Selección No. 7 by Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust (9/12/19)
Viaje Craft Series For the Love of the Leaf (4/19/19)
Viaje Ghost Pepper (1/29/18)

88

2012 by Oscar Reserva Original by Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co (1/13/19)
Davidoff Puro Dominicano Belicoso (2018 Vault Release) (10/10/19)
Davidoff Robusto Real Especiales 7 (2019) (9/25/19)
Hoyo La Amistad Black Rothschild (1/30/19)
Flor de las Antillas Lancero by My Father Cigars (2018 TAA Exclusive) (3/17/19)
Indian Motorcycle Connecticut Shade Toro (6/10/19)
MoyaRuiz Hand Gripper (3/13/19)
Nomad Signature Toro (1/27/19)
OneOff +53 Super Robusto by Illusione Cigars (10/28/19)
Rocky Patel A.L.R. (Aged Limited & Rare) Toro (10/20/19)
RoMa Craft Tobac CroMagnon EMH Don Bosco (9/22/19)
San Pedro de Macorís Ecuador Robusto by Royal Agio Cigars (10/8/19)

87

Aganorsa Leaf Ground N Pound Elbow Candy (9/17/19)
Cohiba Connecticut Robusto (9/4/19)
DAV Habana Clásico Fumada Corta (2/24/19)
Joya Red Box Pressed Toro (Drew Estate Lounge Exclusive) by Joya de Nicaragua (3/1/19)
Jas Sum Kral Nuggs Habano (Short Robusto) (5/30/19)
HVC Edición Especial 2018 Toro (10/16/19)
La Aurora 1985 Maduro Robusto (10/15/19)
La Palina Blue Label Toro TAA Exclusive (5/29/19)
My Father La Gran Oferta Torpedo (3/27/19)
My Father 10th Anniversary Limited Edition 2018 (5/1/18)

86

Protocol Jane Doe Series by Cubariqueño Cigar Company (10/13/19)
San Pedro de Macorís Brazil Robusto by Royal Agio Cigars (10/31/19)
VegaFina 1998 VF 52 (10/3/19)

85

Toscano Anno Domini 1492(6/7/19)
Viaje Hamaki Omakase 2019 (10/21/19)