Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Siglo Limited Reserve Cigar Review

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This review is sponsored by Silo Cigars.

After having smoked a few Altadis cigars in recent years, I can honestly say they are not my favorite cigars. I find the flavors to be one dimensional and their construction to be pretty on the outside but plugged on the inside. The Siglo Limited Reserve is an attractive looking cigar which fortunately was not overpacked with filler. The draw was perfect and showed just a slight pull of resistance.

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The initial flavors were rich and earthy like gourmet dark roasted coffee beans with fruity overtones. The spice level was not overwhelming and the finish was dry and toasty. Eventually the cigar smokes primarily woody with some nuttiness, dried fruit, and notes of black pepper present. Usually I like these flavors but somehow this cigar managed to turn it into a nasty syrup like coating on my tastebuds. Maybe some age will do this cigar good.

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The cigar burned well with a sharp burn line. The ash was light in color and flaky looking, but it held on well until I was ready to tap it off. After ashing the cigar the cone of ligero was pretty minimal, and so the strength of the cigar is at most medium.

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I smoked the Siglo II which is a corona gorda (45 by 5.65"). Silo sells them for $5.45 a stick. They are also available in boxes of 25. The cigar blender is Frank Llaneza. The cigars are manufactured in Nicaragua and uses an Ecuadorian Cubano wrapper, a Nicaraguan Broadleaf binder and a filler of Nicaraguan and Domincan tobaccos.

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While I was not "wowed" by this cigar, it isn't a bad richly flavored smoke. If anything, I would probably buy some to take to the golf course with me.

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