Antonio Y Cleopatra Grenadiers Light
6 1/4 x 33 - Claro - Single
The highly popular Antonio y Cleopatra cigars brand dates back to 1879. Today, these low-cost cigars, which are also made in flavored 'Wise Guys' selections, offer a fairly mild taste in Connecticut Shade natural, Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro and Java-grown wrappers. Machine-made in Cayey, Puerto Rico, the filler tobaccos are all Cuban-seed with a sheet binder.
These are just great mild cigars. The Candela wrapper is soft and elegant for a cigar of this cost. The smoke is mild and only slightly builds. I've had no issue with inconsistency. They burn for 45+ minutes. I enjoy these while working or when on the go.
These are attractive cigars with a very mild smooth flavor. I find that many of the cigars I buy will go harsh or bitter during the final third, especially if I have to relight. I had to relight these a few times which was annoying but no bitterness; just mild and slightly sweet all the way to the end. I think what caused the relight issue was the soft spots in two or three places along the cigar where it felt like some fill was missing. I you are in a store and are buying the packs, I would recommend giving each cigar a slight squeeze through the packing. If they all seem firm and tight then go for it, otherwise try to find packs with the least amount of soft spots. Definitely a quality control issue but not something that would drive me away.
Each cigar is a coin flip, either enjoyable or horrible. I have switched to the dark version which has better consistancy.