It really comes down to taste. Everything else is pretty much flawless. You can immediately tell they took some care in aging the tobacco. This was a very smooth medium strength and med-full body smoke that was creamy with a little spice and sweetness. If you like stronger smokes such as a 1926 Padron, I can see giving this a lower rating. However, my taste buds loved it. Expensive, yes. But, Famous always has a deal of some kind and it s worth getting a few just to try or save for a special occasion.