Gary hooks a big one: this week he’s #nowsmoking the Gigante for his La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press cigar review. Not usually a smoker of big ring cigars, his thoughts on this 6″ x 60 may surprise you. . .
Does a cigar’s size & shape relate to its fullness?
A: From an observational, or logical standpoint, for that matter, one would think that larger ring gauges would have more flavor and fullness, and for the most part, they do. However, with a smaller ring cigar like a Corona or a Lancero where you’re getting more wrapper leaf, there are also many cases in which these thinner cigars offer more flavor and fullness.
Of course, the blend itself plays a significant part in the overall fullness and flavor of the cigar, regardless of its ring size and length. This is also one of the reasons I encourage cigar smokers to try different shapes and sizes. I smoke mostly Toros, but there are certain cigars I like more because of their particular sizes. In fact, I’m now starting to have a greater appreciation for Lonsdales.