Cigar Ratings & Reviews

My Weekend Cigar: Nov. 27, 2017 – Mi Querida

MY WEEKEND CIGAR: Mi Querida Cigar Review

By Gary Korb

A Stunning Revelation About This “Mistress” of a Cigar

File under “Awesome.” There are few other words that can more accurately describe the ultra-rich flavor and aroma of the Mi Querida Fino Largo, a Toro-sized parejo that characterizes how a super-premium cigar is supposed to look, feel, and taste.


Mi Querida cigar review MWC GK
The Mi Querida Fino Largo is one of the most satisfying after-dinner cigars for its full-body and marked complexity. I was so immersed in my smoke, I forgot to get a picture for this review. The shot above is from this past summer. G~

Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 6″ x 48
Strength: Full
Wrapper: 100% naturally fermented Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler & Binder: Nicaraguan

My Experience: For holidays like Thanksgiving, you want a cigar that’s going to complement that stomach-expanding dinner menu. For me, it was the Mi Querida Fino Largo, a picture-perfect example of superior premium cigar craftsmanship (Querida, in this case, is Spanish for “mistress.”) It comes from one of the industry’s most esteemed tobacco blending experts, Steve Saka, founder of Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust. A perfectionist by nature, combined with his virtuoso tobacco knowledge, Steve has created what I call the “poster child” of super-premium cigars. So, to follow this year’s feast, I plucked this mouthwatering morsel out of the humidor for my nightcap.

Paired with a glass of Zafra Master Reserve Rum, I imagined I was sitting at a table at the El Floridita bar in pre-revolutionary Cuba. The smoke was creamy, dense and teeming with earthy-spicy flavors, leaving a long, lingering finish in its wake, while each sip of rum prepared the way for the next luxurious draw. Beyond that, there was the undeviating balance, marked complexity, unyielding ash, and fragrant aroma. The only thing missing was the Latin music.

Suffice it to say . . . Although there are plenty of so-called, “luxury-class cigars” for such occasions, many of them not only cost more than the Fino Largo, about half don’t meet this level of handcraftsmanship. Taking in all I’ve described above, this is a cigar truly worth having in your collection, whether it’s for special nights like this, or not.

mi querida cigar review bin mwc

If you’ve had an experience with this cigar, please leave a comment or share a similar experience.


newest oldest most voted
Jack Bliesath
Jack Bliesath

I love this cigar. Delicious taste, great burn and nothing short of what I expect from the Saka line. Since this article, I need to get some more. I can’t keep track of all the great sticks I’ve enjoyed. Great article!

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles
nat sherman timeless sterling cigar review short robusto Cigar Advisor Cover

CA Review: Nat Sherman Timeless Sterling Cigar Review – Short Robusto

Nat Sherman Timeless Sterling Short Robusto Cigar Review Country of Origin: Dominican...
Read More
nowsmoking montecristo relentless cigar review cacover

#Nowsmoking: Montecristo Relentless Toro

The Montecristo Relentless Toro is an affordably-priced Monte with excellent attributes: well-balanced, clean burn, with flavors of cedar, citrus, semi-sweet spice, and more. Read more of our review…

Read More
10 Best Top Shelf Maduro cigars Cigar Advisor Cover

2018 CA Report: 10 Top Shelf Maduro Cigars

Gary reviews 10 “Top Shelf” Maduro cigars: If you love the natural sweetness and savory aroma of Maduro wrapper, these dark discoveries are sure to please cigar smokers at every level of experience.

Read More
matt booth room 101 cigars interview

Master Blenders: Matt Booth, Founder of Room 101 Cigars

Gary says "this podcast with Matt Booth (of Room 101 cigars) was the most entertaining show we've done." What did Matt say on his way out of the cigar biz?
Read More