I have been smoking for only about two years but I had the honor to try this cigar recently on a business trip to DC. I was just blown away. I don't really do all the: start, finish, overtones, and all that "naming" stuff. All I can say is, for someone like myself, who mostly smokes in the 5 to 8 dollar range. I have made a special budget in my finances to purchase a box of these cigars on a regular basis. It is easy to see the passion and love Don Pepin has for his father and family name. Get one today, you wont be disappointed!