Tesoro Conquistador are mild to medium-bodied value cigars with an agreeable woody taste that comes from a blend of premium Dominican Cuban-seed fillers and natural Connecticut seed wrappers. The reviews are mixed because the blend has changed over the years, but they're still OK for everyday.
Not a bad cigar but there are always 3-5 out of the bundle that range from a little rough to downright non-smokable.
I just threw 23 of them in the trash. The manufacturer should be ashamed to put his name on something as bad as these.
I got mine on the auction a few days ago and every one I smoked I hade none of the horrible ones I read about. First of all, I really like the taste and I don't care what they look like as much I like the size of them. I smoked a few all the way past the band ( once removed . Never the less I never paid Roger and Ebert any attention. So I urge all the rest of you to give them a try and see for yourself.
Won these at auction for 60 cents a stick, and overpayed by about 60 cents a stick. I only smoked one, which from the prelight smell I knew was going to be a mistake, and I was right. It's my own fault for trying to find a real "bargain". I can't even in good conscience return these for fear they'll be resold to some other poor soul. I'll do my part to protect others and throw these in the trash. (I may give them some time in the humidor, but I haven't really decided that - don't want to poison my humidor for any future storage.) Based on my exhaustive research (enduring part of one of these cigars) I can say these would make a great smoking cessation product. I'm fairly certain if you were to smoke one of these a day for a few days you would never want another cigar. For those of you who gave these positive reviews, you must've got lucky and got some from a different crop. If you want a good value cigar, stay away from these and order the Flor de Oliva bundles instead. They are so far superior to these they really shouldn't be mentioned in the same posting.