Cigar Of The Year Cigar Sampler
Every year, Cigar Aficionado takes careful steps to select the best smoke available. We've gathered their top selections for our Cigar of the Year Cigar Sampler. These are the critically acclaimed stogies that have consistently earned universal praise from the world's leading tobacconists. Each one is a masterpiece of precisely layered flavor, beautifully arranged to provide the maximum amount of pleasure. This is a sampler that every experienced aficionado will want to taste before it sells out!
Montecristo Nicaragua A Nicaraguan Puro, the Montecristo Nicaragua is a Medium-Full bodied smoke that is full of rich and complex flavors, with the quintessential Nicaragaun spice and a creamy sweetness to boot. While we were blown away with the AJ Cigar Altadis releases, having a release become part of the core lineup is a monumental achievement that has cemented AJ in the pantheon of the greatest cigar creators of all time.
Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua is blended with only Nicaraguan tobacco which gives this cigar the title of a Nicaraguan Puro. This type of blend would indicate that is going to be a medium to full bodied cigar that offer tons of flavor and has a spicy and zestfulness on the palate. The Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua as been Rated #1 Cigar of the year by Cigar Aficionado scoring 96.
E.P. Carrillo Pledge The EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel is nothing short of a masterpiece, a work of art in the field of cigars that will stand triumphant for decades to come. The third in a trilogy of critically acclaimed cigars from creator Ernesto Perez-Carrillo, the Pledge Prequel stands as his greatest achievement. The second you light up your palate is treated to the grand flavors of spiced oak, licorice, and black cherry. It’s symphony of flavors soars even higher in its second half, as you begin to taste baked apples and spices. At five inches and a fifty ring gauge, smokers of the Pledge Prequel will be gifted the most sublime forty five minutes of their lives.
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Cigar Aficionado said, "More than 10 years ago Rocky Patel put out a line called the Rocky Patel Sun Grown. Since then, it’s become one of his staple brands, but it wasn’t until last year that he decided to create a maduro version. This new interpretation was dubbed the Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro, and the Toro is a great representation of the full-bodied blends coming out of Nicaragua today.
Alec Bradley Prensado World Number One cigar for 2011, the Prensado Churchill from Alec Bradley was built around a new wrapper, the Corojo dos mil, seis (Corojo 2006). The wrapper was grown in late 2006 on the farm in Trojes Honduras and was in fermentation and aging through mid 2008. The Corojo 2006 possesses an abundance of strength and natural sweetness as well as adding a tremendous amount of complexity to the blend. In addition, the cigar has a beautiful reddish brown "cubanesque" look and feel. Prensado is Alec Bradley’s first traditional pressed line of cigars and the most full bodied blend to date.
Alec Bradley Prensado Churchill Natural (7 x 48)
Rocky Patel Sun Grown Maduro Toro Maduro (6 1/2 x 52)
Montecristo Nicaragua Toro NATURAL (6 x 54)
Aging Room Quattro Nicaragua Maestro – Torpedo Natural (6 x 52)
EP Carrillo Pledge Prequel - Robusto Natural (5 x 50)