Fonseca Vintage Selection Reviews
I ordered a box of these a couple of months ago and have let them age in the old humidor. I've smoked five of them so far and have found them to be very well constructed and consistant. While they are a pleasant good drawing cigar, I feel they don't have the depth needed to call them a true winner.
Like other Fonseca I have smoked over the years, this one starts out with potential and turns into "hot mush" about 3" (of a 5") down. I wish they would burn consistently and maybe we'd get a better smoke. I've about given up on these.
I was surprised by this cigar from the Best of Fonseca sampler. I smoked a 5-50 a few hours before this one and the 5-50 was just a let down. This Vintage has to be my favorite in the sampler next to the Cubano or the Serie-F. It has a great burn, consistent taste, and a smooth draw. I had to put it out about 3/4 of the way down due to the heat but a very mellowing and rich smoke.
Today I tried this cigar and was delighted with it. tasty without being overpowering. The burn was right on with an 1 1/2 inch ash. Draw was very good. While sipping Jack Daniels, the experience was fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone.
This is the 2nd Fonseca Vintage Churchill I've smoked. It has been aged 3 months in my humidor. The 1st one was smoked immedately after purchase and was an enjoyable cigar. After aging the taste is better. It burns nice and slow with medium density white smoke. The drawn is smooth and easy with stable ashes. Aging has made a good cigar better. I'll add more to my humidor and enjoy them in a couple of months.
one off my favorites.cool smoking,straight ash,perfect draw.but of course! it be a manny ceegar , he is the best!creamy,with touches of wood, hint of leather a dash of coffe... all the good things a vitage cigar is.every one should have a few sticks of these.
This is one of the smoothest cigars, for the price, that I have ever smoked. In fact this lead to one of the problems I had with this cigar. It was so smooth and so mild, that I had a hard time identifying flavors at times. However, this was the only real problem I had with this smoke. The draw was good and didn't get tight near its end. The burn was slow and even. It took me a good hour to smoke this hefty lonsdale. For those who desire a great mild cigar for a modest price, the Fonseca Vintage Lonsdale may very well be for you.
The Fonseca Vintage Lonsdale (Tube) was one of the first cigars I every smoked. Still to this day (6 years later) it's one of my most favorite. Always well constructed, never a hard draw, if you want a larger size mild cigar this is one to try.
This cigar was very well constructed, but the taste was bland, one-dimensional and unsatisfying. The burn and draw were excellent, though it did not produce a great deal of smoke. It looked nice and had a pleasant aroma. I kept waiting for the flavor to intensify, but it didn't happen. What flavor there was was woody and somewhat grassy. As good as it looked, it was disappointing and I got bored with it. I wouldn't buy again.
A friend brought me 2 Fonseca Vintage Lonsdales (tubes) back from vacation in the Keys. I loved them ever since, bought a box and going to savor them every Sunday for the Bucs game !! :)
After being aged in my humidor for about 2 weeks, the burn was even and the draw was perfect. The cigar in itself was for the most part perfect. The flavor was not over powering, but did leave a smooth aftertaste. The taste was somewhat nutty mixed with a bit of a spice. Not sure of what the spice tasted like, but was well pleased in the taste. I would highly reccomend buying this cigar. My rule of thumb is the 70/70 for the humidor. 70degrees and 70% humidity. Best of luck and happy smoking!!! :-)