I m always skeptical about buying factory smokes but I figured being alec Bradley it couldn t be all that bad and they proved to be decent. I d buy them again but probably the maduro the next time. Construction is excellent. Draw has been consistent on 4 that I ve smoked. And also even burn. Fairly oily wrapper which to me is a good thing. The Rothschild pictures is much darker than what I got. They taste like the maxx basically. A bit light on the flavor. Flowery and smooth. Don t expect the flavor of a $10 smoke and you ll be ok. I m looking forward to trying the maduros next time.