The terms used in my cigar tastings:

Capa – wrapper leaf, Capote – binder, Tripa – filler.

Cold nose – the aroma of the tasted cigar while it is unlit.

Dry taste – the same term like in wine terminology (opposed to “sweet”), not to be confused with overdried tobacco leaves. The percentage of sweetness is inversely proportional to dryness.


   Impressions 2015

The list of recommended premium-class cigars  (updated during the year)

  • cigar rated under 85

CIGARS RATED UNDER 85 (2015) (in Russian)

Rated under 85 (year 2015) Davidoff Escurio Robusto (in Russian) Новая серия  Davidoff. На внешность: красивый темный покров натурального maduro - эквадорский Habano. Привлекательно лоснится. В состав мешки входят многие виды табаков, такие как бразильский [...]

  • Villiger Tabajara cigars

VILLIGER Tobajara – CIGAR of the SUMMER 2015

VILLIGER Tobajara - Cigar of this Summer! Brasil Claro (selected tobaccos)   Here is a cigar from the line Tobajara by Villiger, interesting and, probably, my favourite line of Villiger cigars today. These cigars are [...]

  • cigar reviews

Montecristo Churchill AÑEJADOS

Montecristo Churchill Añejados    Announced last year, and presented at the Habanos Festival XVII, Añejados add the cigar list of most demanding, refined smokers. These cigars have been aged in their box for 5 to [...]

Romeo y Julieta Piramides AÑEJADOS

Romeo y Julieta Piramides Añejados   I have in front of me one of the two vitolas of the line Añejados (which means aged) - smooth, slighty oily, attractive piramide named "Romeo y Julieta Piramides [...]

  • cigar review Vegueros Mananitas

VEGUEROS Mañanitas (in Russian)

Vegueros Mañanitas Вышедшая в 2013 в обновленной серии Vegueros (это марка, посвященная табачным фермерам, которые выращивают и культивируют табак для премиальных сигар), сигара сразу приглянулась мне больше двух других из новой серии - Entretiempos и Tapados. [...]

TRINIDAD “Fundadores” (in English)

Trinidad Fundadores   This cigar is definitely one of my most favourite cigars ever. Some years are better, some years a little worse, but it's always a synonym of a celebration, a feast for me. [...]

Rafael González Petit Piramides (in English)

Rafael González Petit Piramides Edición Regionales 2013    Cigar of the ER series (Edición Regionales) made for Germany - Rafael González "Petit Piramides". Actually, not overly popular Rafael González is one of my favourite markas. [...]

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Cigar of the New Year Night PARTAGÁS Gran Reserva

PARTAGÁS Lusitanias Gran Reserva Cosecha 2007  Today, the night of the 31st December/1 January of 2015 I am smoking a special cigar. I have, obviously, tasted this cigar earlier in the conditions correct for a [...]