My stepfather who raised me is half Italian and my grandfather was full Italian and they both smoked these cigars. Whether it was a cook out or a fishing trip you were sure to smell a DeNobili. They are a cigar full of heritage and good memories and I enjoy smoking them from time to time. They definitely keep up with the more expensive cigars and they cost a lot less. Remember that Italian-Americans smoking cigars back in the day did not have a lot of money to spend on a good cigar so De Nobili was the perfect choice.
Fantastic! Reminds me of growing up in Italian barber shops, only thing missing is the aroma mixed in with Luck Tiger & 4 Roses hair tonic....Great smoke and great memories.
Having grown up in a rural (farming) area some 60 years ago, I still recall how all the Italian old timers smoked De Nobili cigars, (a.k.a. "Italian stogies")They would gather at a local "Norman Rockwell" type country store (complete with a wood burning stove)in the evenings to play cards, or just shoot the breeze. In addition to enjoying the great smoke that De Nobili's offer me, each puff contains a bit of nostalgia that reminds me of my Italian heritaqe.
How can you not appreciate this smoke. Excellent flavor! And burns great. Been a fan since 1982. And so good, they are used in the spaghetti westerns. Thank You Avanti!
This smoke really struck me in the senses. Great taste, smell, interesting visual, great feel but I can't hear it say enjoy.
I have tried the Avanti cigars and loved the Anisette flavor when i found out there was more offered in this type by the same company I jumped on and got these I like the woody flavor I get off these and the nose note is great lots off smoke.. See where the filler is the same in all so to save money I think I will go for the De Nobili Toscani Long and cut them in half with my cigar cutter.. This is fast becoming my new day in day out cigar
Been smoking Avanti cigars for over 30 years, usually Parodi Kings and Ammezzati, which is usually all you can find it my area. Found Famous Smoke Shop who offered Avanti cigars in five packs so now I could order different cigars to try. When I received my order and opened the box I could smell the cigars through their boxes! Never have I bought my cigars from a local store and could smell them til opened. The cigars I received from Famous Smoke are the freshest I have ever purchased and their prices reasonable. ALL the Avanti cigars are a very good smoke. Order a variety and try them all. Thanks Famous Smoke.
I enjoy these at times. They aren't for those looking for a mild smoke. The men in my family, back in the day, smoked these and my Ma hated them, lol... they are strong in flavor and aroma. They are very satisfying and are best if smoked in a relaxed manner. I like the size of the Economy. By the time it gets near the end ... I'm good to go.
I purchased these after trying to find out what type of cigar Clint Eastwood smoked in his spaghetti westerns. I finally found that most people thought he smoked the DeNobili brand, although he does not speak of it to my knowledge. In any event, I didn t want the tiny tiny sticks that he seems to smoke, although I m told he cut them in half or thirds. So I picked DeNobili Kings, as they were 4 1/2 inches long and I thought it would provide a good smoke. Well guess what. Thet did. Much better than the gas station varieties that are out there. Good flavor, lasted close to an hour and in some instances over an hour. I ll get them again. The only flaw is that the draw seems to be a little tight. Not a big thing,
A good short smoke that goes well with garage projects. More importgant, it brings back memories of my Italian neighborhood.
Sure, these aren't going to win any prize for beauty, but if you want a smooth smoke with a hearty taste reminiscent of hickory seasoning and sweet tobacco, this is a keeper. All of the Non-flavored dry cigars from the Avanti Cigar company are going to taste similar (Parodi, Denobili, Petri, Kentucky Cheroots, etc.), so the shape and length are going to dictate which you like best. But if you've never tasted a fire cured cigar before, you should give them a try.And a cigar that needs no humidor has a definite advantage when you're on the go!