These 47's were all I expected them to be - a well constructed medium strength smoke as all of the others I've had in the Cuesta Rey line. Consistent from box to box.
All in all, it looks fine. smells fine. draws fine. But the taste, its really bitter. if you can handle the bitterness, its an ok mild cigar to just puff whenever and not feel bad about throwing it away halfway if you run out of time or get tired of it, but man, it is soooo bitter. maybe i just got unlucky for the few i tried? Maybe leaves are too young? im just letting the rest age in the box and see if the taste develops a little more/see if the bitterness goes away.
What can I say about a cigar that has been the foundation of "good cigars" for decades. This has to be the cigar that all others should be compared to. Simply one of the "Most Enjoyable" smokes on the market, PERIOD
Am a fan of mild-bodied smokes and have never met a Cuesta_rey I didn't love! Prefer the Lonsdale but all sizes have excellent construction, consistency and draw. Very creamy and delicious. Not the bargain they once were (what is?), but they're great for a group smoke.
tis a truly fine cigar whose taste has lasted for many years and keeps me coming back for that final draw, well worth spending some time searching the internet to find. Have enjoyed these fine cigars for many years and pass them on to my son who now has started smoking them. Far better habit than that of cigarettes
a very good cigar that the draw and consistency depends on your cut or your punch. i prefer to punch the ends of these 44's and the draw is smooth. a higher rateing would mean higher price... Let's keep it our little secrete........
Would seek out this size for many years in the 90s and early 2000s. It is quite mild, creamy smooth, and an excellent draw. But since tastes have moved toward stronger and fuller-bodied smokes. the Cuesta-Rey #95 is a hard-to-find cigar. Jump on it when you find it if you like mild-bodied.
It's been around 15 years or so since I've had a Cuesta Rey cigar. I've gotten so wrapped up in all of the other great premiums over the years that I have forgotten how good they were. Well I got a 3 pack in with the others I won in the auction, and the "memory of greatness" returned.Absolutely one of the most delicious cigars made.And...one of the best draws and burn. I must start smoking these beauties again.
I think I found a great everyday cigar. I enjoy the smaller ring. For me this cigar is perfect easy, draw,great burn and no after taste. Aroma is enjoyable and mellow.
The size and natural color of the 898's attracted me right off the bat. I've smoked two thus far, and enjoyed each one. I find these very soothing and mellow in character, with nutty notes. Just the right size and feel in the hand, with large clouds of smoke. The burn is uniform, and I was able to enjoy these down to the nub. I'm looking forward to my next one already!
Mild, yet interesting full flavored cigar. Having enjoyed a wide range of quality cigars spanning 4 decades now, I think the Cuestra Rey 1884 Natural wraper(Red box) is one of the Best secrets in cigar values! Up untill a few years ago, you USED to be able to grab these on the run at Walgreens drug stores of all places but not any more! (Ahhh for the old days!)Not a truly great cigar,.. but a FINE cigar you sure can't go wrong with anytime of the day or for any occasion. These get a TWO thumbs up!