Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill 5 Pack
Perdomo Lot 23 Churchill cigars offer you a well-balanced medium to full-strength cigar with a savory 4 to 5-year-aged Connecticut capa. Extra-long-aged filler & binder tobaccos grown in virgin Nicaraguan soil give this cigar a hearty, wholesome tobacco flavor for a creamy, toasty and earthy smoke.
There are a lot of nutty reviews for this cigar. It seems most folks have smoked one or two and think they know the cigar. I have smoked 7 boxes of the "natural" and I can attest to their consistent quality construction, appearance, burn, draw, and very tasty flavor. It is my golf cigar because of its consistency. I don't want a stick that I have to fiddle with during a round, either cleaning up a bad burn, loosening a bad draw, or distracting me with a varying taste. I've experience two sticks that I can remember that didn't burn and draw perfectly. And despite what a few reviewers have said, they NEVER get harsh in the final stages. I smoke every one until I can't hold it any longer with two fingertips. If they are well cared for, they will deliver.
The 90+ rating for this cigar is insane, that said the extremely negative ratings are insane as well. This is a very good mild-to-medium cigar of excellent construction and consistantly good though not all that exciting flavor. It is a good lower cost cigar to stock the humidor with and is well worth the premium over the no-name el-cheapos from Famous and others. I always keep a box or two around.
Not much to say about this one. Its smokeable. Nothing close to a 90+ rating. I'd give it a 85 at most. I've had some cheap churchills for a few bucks less with a lot more flavor and a way better finish than this. It was a rather boring tobacco flavor all the way down to the last 2" where it got so harsh and gross I finally put it out. Will not buy again. It also went out on me a few times and I am not horridly sparing with my puffs. After the halfway mark it needs to be puffed a little too often to make it stay lit.
I'm not saying this is a bad stick. I"m not saying that at all. What I am saying is that there is no way this is a 90+ rated stick. It's mild, the flavor profile is boring, and it is way over priced at 5.00 per cigar. This is a good value in the 2-3 dollar range. I'm genuinely puzzled by the rave reviews this is getting.