A rich, semi-spicy Habano wrapper caps a full-flavored, medium-bodied blend of earthy Honduran tobaccos in this flavorful Churchill handcrafted by Nestor Plasencia for our Value Line Honduran #500 series. One of our best 'everyday cigar' buys that will blossom even more with time in your humidor.
I bought these on the recommendations of other customers who thought highly of this particular cigar. The bundle I received cracked and split less than 1/3 of the way down. Inspecting the others I found them dry and brittle, with holes where the wrapper began to peal. If this is what Famous sells (even if it is just 20 bucks) I'll take my business elsewhere. I've never had this problem before. I hope I don't again.
Hey Fred, sorry for your experience ... that bundle sounds like a fluke, like it had bugs in it. I don't work for Famous, but I've have bought a lot (for my situation) over time from them. It's rare that I have had to send something back, but check out their return policy (on the packing slip, on the website), give them a call and tell them what the problem is. Give them a chance to make it right. In my experience with them, they really want to know and make sure you have a reasonably good product. Every bundle of the Value Line Honduran 500's that I've received have been in excellent shape ... so I'm sure they can take a closer look and pick one out for you that's fine. P.S. From someone else I bought a name brand sampler encased in cellophane that was in a wooden box. I waited for a special time to open it up (months) and it turned out that the cigars were infested (eggs hatched and bugs bore through the cigars leaving holes and crumbled tobacco ... gross ... but it can happen). They sent me a new box, but told me not to wait, but to open it right away to examine the goods, then store them properly.
I like these cigars, but after sharing them at a cookout, I could see my fellow smokers having some difficulties with the draw and uneven burn.We enjoyed them but they took some work. If the draw was easier, the burn problems would be more easily overlooked. Still, it's a good looking cigar with a smooth wrapper and pleasant taste, much better than one would expect for the price.I think I'd like them better if the ring gauge were a 50-52, rather than a 48, if that would help the draw. Thanks.