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"The Best Robusto in the world"
In my late 30's, I have been smoke cigars for about 15 years now. Due to my profession, I frequently travel overseas and am non constrained by the Cuban embargo for maybe 100 days a year. While I love Motescristo #3 coronas, I feel that the Exclusivo's are the best Robusto's in the world today, and if I were stranded on an island with availabilty of only one cigar, it would be the '64 Exclusivo in Maduro. Ive been thru 22 boxes now and the consistency amazes me. I have yet to find one with a poor draw of unaceptable burn. I cannot imagine a cigar that will be produced in my lifetime that will ever top it. But then again, I thought that when I become hooked on Monty 3's back in the early 90's. Exclusivo look good, smell fabulous, and taste delicious. When I only have maybe 45 minutes to dedicate to a smoke, the Manduro Principe is an acceptable stand in.
The only drawback is, of course, if the $10 price tag per stick. But I think its worth it. Everyone can keep their Davidoff's, Macanudo's, Avo's, even Cuban Cohiba's. Mr Padron and family just got the '64 series "right", and in my opinion, the Exclusovio is the top of the best line of cigars in this lifetime.
J Mucja in Florida December 27, 2006
This beautiful dark wrapped maduro has all the full-bodied flavor of a good Cuban cigar. It burns evenly, and draws like a dream. The flavors of cocoa, dark chocolate, and hints of leather make it a delicious cigar for a special occasion. It's full body compliments any bourbon or complexed spirit.
John L in Oxnard, California September 29, 2005
"Best Cigar I have ever had."
This has to be the best flavor, smooth draw, delicate and yet robust. A must for the experienced cigar smoker, and truely a keeper for your humador.
Chuck in Tampa Bay November 1, 2003
A perfect smoke, alone or with a tawny port. They just do not get any better than an Anniversario. Keep your Cubans and your wannabes. I'll stick to my Padrons.
Tim Dunn in Carmel, Indiana February 15, 2002
This is what cigars are all about. Fire one of these babies up and you will swear that your are smoking velvet. It is rich in flavor, exquisite on the draw and one is just not enough.
Lance Burrow in San Jose, CA May 29, 2001
"COVER YOUR FINGER TIPS"
This beautiful stick is full bodied but so smooth you will have to keep looking at it after each puff till it burns your fingers.Not all these wierd "tastes likes", just real fine tobacco flavor.Like a fine woman, you can just snuggle up and enjoy your evening.
WAYNE in FLORIDA May 12, 2001
"SIMPLY THE BEST CIGAR AVAILABLE AT ANY PRICE!"
I have smoked about 3 boxes of these great cigars. The draw and construction are unsurpassed. Taste is a real treat, full flavor and lots of clouds of smoke! I have 3 boxes left and I have found myself in a "ration" situation!
Mike Villasenor in Minneapolis, MN July 2, 1999