La Gloria Cubana Reviews
la gloria cubana was a classic case of getting too big, too fast. the quality and taste suffered for a number of years after expanding operations to the dominican republic. i quit smoking them for a time because the taste and quality dropped significantly (ernesto doesn't think so, but many of my friends were in agreement with my observation). anyways, i bought a bundle recently and some of the old greatness has been regained. it's rich, full bodied and a beauty to look at.
The cigar looked very nice and gave the appearance that the construction was good to excellent. They appeared to already have a bit of age on them (at least based on what other people use to judge by) the cellophane was slightly yellow. I brought them home and threw them in my humidor to age them a bit. Well, I got impatient and since I had never had one decided tonight was the perfect opportunity, given that my wife is out of town on a business trip in Chicago. I accompanied the cigar with a Cafe Latte from a local coffe shop, nothing special, but it was the first time I have drank coffe with a cigar and I have to say I REALLY enjoyed it. Definately will have to try that more often. Anyway, When I removed the band I noticed a small flaw in the construction, a hole. Oh well, I proceeded to cut the cap which was very nicely done. It cut smoother than most others. Could be that I just sharpened my cutter! This cigar was easy to light and took off like a champ. At first I was using my finger to cover the hole, which turned out to be quite distracting. So, I took a small piece of the cap and covered it with that. BTW, anyone know the recipe for vegetable glue? I used spit and it worked OK but took several rewettings throughout the smoke. Not something I would cherish doing in public! The ash was firm and white for the first half of the cigar darkening during the second half. The construction turned out to be pretty good. I noticed the binding and filler were rolled slightly tighter to one side of the cigar causing some uneveness for the first half but nothing major. This cleared up nicely during the last half of the cigar. The flavor was medium the first half being milder, as most of my experiences have been, with the last half showing much more flavor. I smoked this guy to the last inch and enjoyed it very much. It was a quick cigar for it's size, about an hour and 15 minutes. I tend to be able to smoke a roBUSTo for an hour so, this seemed a little quick. All in all a very enjoyable smoke even with the minor construction issues. I am hoping the second one is made a little better. I will let it age a while. For ~$3 a stick this will definately be a regular in my humidor.
The Miami-made Extra is a firm and fully packed stick that never gets soft or spongy; a fabulously oily natural wrapper and an almost seamless triple capped head; a wonderful pre-smoke aroma and a near-perfect burn from beginning to end, requiring no relights; a medium to full-bodied experience that may leave you a little woozy in a good way . What more can I say? I gave it a solid 90.
LGC Rival Twins Chapter 1 will not disappoint. An excellent cigar with a great taste and a long burn !!!!
This may be the most underrated cigar on the market. The Wavell provides a bold flavor, and a surprisingly long smoke. I always keep a supply of Wavells in my humidor.
A friend of mine gave me one of these on the 4th wow it was the best smoke I ever had in my 20 plus years of smoking I would give it a 90 plus.smoke to the nub before I set it down.
I bought a single in a local shop with a small humidor. Liked it so much I pulled the trigger on a box of um . Best Cigar in the line IMHO
Ordered a 5 pack and smoked one straight off the truck. I like how mild it is but it also was slight in taste. Quite possibly i m thinking stow them in the humidor before i smoke the next one.
For me, a seasoned cigar smoker, I found that Cubànas always delivered the outstanding product. The maduros torpedoes are the standard from which I measure all others. Deep, rich, satisfying flavors that are consistent throughout the slow-burning beauty. Yes they are not cheap nor am I rich but life is short!
I've smoked cigars for many years when I discovered La Gloria Cubana. Actually the label caught my eye.I began with naturals but quickly discovered the chocolaty essence, perfect burn %26 billows of smoke that tasted of black coffee! I could light one with one!
Wow, bold and rich taste. The burn is great. Good grey/white ask. Good draw. This is an awesome cigar.