With regard to the Top 10, I wasn’t surprised to see the Padron 1926 No. 9 get top honors. However, I was very glad to see that the Oliva Serie V Torpedo made it into the Top 5. I’m a huge fan of Oliva Cigars and its good to see them getting the props they deserve. Having had the V Torpedo myself, I can attest that it’s quite special and well deserving of its #4 position and 93 score. Probably one of the best new full-bodied cigars that was released this year, and definitely in my full-bodied Top 5. Congrats to Gilberto, Jose, and the entire Oliva Cigar Family.
The 92-rated Camacho Select Torpedo (Did you notice there were a lot of Torps in the list?) at #13 was another well-deserving cigar. It’s one of the few Camacho cigars that doesn’t blow my head off, too. Congrats to Christian Eiroa and his crew.
The Gran Habano 3 Siglos Gran Corona (92) in the #20 position was another cigar I recently had the pleasure of smoking. I’m really starting to believe some of the best Honduran cigars are coming from this company. They’re consistently well-made and flavorful. If you haven’t tried a Gran Habano 3 Siglos, or some of their other full-flavored cigars like the Gran Habano Corojo or the Gran Habano Habano, do yourself a favor and try one soon.
At #24 was The Edge Sumatra Toro (91). Not surprising to find this beauty in the Top 25. These Rocky Patel “classics” hit the ground running and never looked back. I’m more familiar with The Edge in the Corojo and Maduro wrappers, but you can’t miss with any of them. One of the best full-bodied cigars around, bar none. I’ve rarely heard anyone complain about them.
So, that’s my take. Click to see all the reviews of Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Best Cigars of 2007. £