I first smoked this cigar around 1968. I have smoked them off and on ever since.
Nice mellow cigar might be medium by the end
I would put this as a good starter cigar for someone who is just beginning to smoke cigars. It starts mellow and ends in a medium category with a gradual increase in intensity throughout the smoke. Had a nice even burn and held the ash well, the draw was slightly tight but overall construction and appearance were quite nice. As stated earlier the taste started slightly leathery with some mild peppery notes in the tobacco flavor. About a third in and the leather, pepper, and tobacco tastes increased slightly but proportionally being mild to medium overall. The final third ends well as a medium smoke with the same flavors increasing in intensity with slightly more pepper and earthy notes present.
I have been smoking 95’s for over 20 years and the mild cigar is my all time favorite. Easy to smoke and great consistant flavor.
Excellent flavor,slow burn,smooth draw.Also a great cigar just to chew on.
This cigar is one of the best everyday cigars I ve smoked, easy draw with no after taste.
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
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.
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.