This is a cigar for mild cigar smokers who want to try something with more pronounced flavors. I am more of a full smoker, so I was not nuts about this one. Don t get me wrong, its a fine cigar, but I felt the flavor that were there were just a bit lacking. The construction was great, burn was perfect, and the drawl was a bit snug. The flavor to me were a good mild tobacco with leather and some woody tones. No spice or particular sweetness that I could pick up. The mouth feel was that of a light cigar, the smoke was crisp, and neither chewy or oily. Finish was short and mild. Overall its a good cigar, just not my cup of tea as a more full flavor person.
I’m enjoying my fourth one of these tonight. LGCs are always good. This one has a lot to like. What I like about these: the flavor of the wrapper pre-light is outstanding, almost a sweet pecan flavor with that oily mouthfeel that makes LGCs so memorable. The roll and draw are both very tight, not necessarily a bad thing. I enjoy it. The aroma is outstanding. Like a lot of other reviews state, these things smell great and get people commenting. That said, grandpa’s pipe tobacco always smelled great too, but when I was old enough to try it, I really didn’t enjoy the acrid flavor. The same can be said for these. Aroma is wonderful, but flavor is just okay, very basic tobacco flavor with a slight cedar retrohale. Man oh man do I wish these tasted like they smelled, because that would put them at the top of my chart. I also greatly enjoy the smell of roses, though, but I don’t eat them. Each one I have had has had slight burn issues and minor torpedoing which needed correction. I have found them to be consistent from one cigar to the next, without much change in flavor from start to finish, other than a strong bitter flavor at the very end with I don’t personally enjoy. I put mine out at that point. But this is the fourth I have had, so I would call it a good cigar. In my opinion it is not LGC’s strongest offering, I still really like their Wavells, but enjoying one is an hour well spent.
This is my favorite stick, I love everything about it.
beautiful little cigar with a very distinctive band. very well constructed and filled with an effortless draw. Very spicy on first impression, but mellowing a touch through the first half of the cigar. Spice and pepper come back strong with funk and cedar to the finish...excellent cigar, highly recommended!
Everything I have smoked from them is always a great smoke and these are included. These are great sticks especially for the money. You can not go wrong with these in your humidor ??
This is one underrated cigar. If like a smooth cigar with a ton of nicotine, them look no further. I Smoke a Magnum and was not able to fall asleep felt wired. Good smoke, I will buy more soon. Not for a beginner or someone with a mild palate.
One of my favorite cigars if they are not dry.
I don t know why I isn t try these before now, but what an excellent cigar..great taste, well constructed, burns great...I well keep these in the humidor.
The 73 rating on the Gilded Age Churchill is skewed because of a small sample of raters, one of which literally skewered the cigar. I found the Churchill as fine a stick as the Toro, which I received free with three different orders. I subsequently ordered the Test Flight, and found that the Robusto and Magnum round out a magnificent family of smokes. A box of Magnums is in transit as I write this. GET SOME!!!
wrapper is dark and taste strong for a cigar rated medium strength
This cigar is full of tasting note surprises from beginning to end. It reminded me of the experience I had with the CAO Pilon. A must try for sure!