Ashton Classic Esquire 10/10
Ashton Esquire Maduro cigars are savory cigarillos made with the same attention to detail as the large Ashton cigars. Handcrafted by Arturo Fuente with a proprietary blend of 3-5 yr-aged Dominican tobaccos and dark, broadleaf wrappers, the smoke is rich, perfectly balanced and utterly sublime.
Good consistent cigar. If you like the Ashton maduro blend then this is a great small cigar for the money. Slightly sweet with a smooth tobacco core. About 15 to 20 minutes of good flavor and good burn. The full size version cost a lot more so I get all the flavor at a price I can afford. Just put the tin in the humidor and they stay good until they are gone which is pretty quick as I can afford to smoke them often.
This is a nasty little cigar. I could not finish it. The taste was simply horrible. I have smoke a similar little cigar from Arturo Fuente that is just great. This Ashton is just not for me.
First two I had were far too strong, almost harsh. But 3rd was inline with other reviewers. Nice look though.
I like these when I just don't have the time to smoke a 50 ring smoke. I like to watch the sun set with a glass of red wine and one of these little guys. They have a decent favor, and I like the old west appearance, the burn and consistency are also quite good. They maybe alittle pricey but it like everything else, you get what you pay for. So if your short on time and like a earthy favor smoke these could be the one for you, they are for me. Aloha!