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Cuban Cigar Taste Guide

Cuban cigars are a particularly unique cigar, due in part to the specific variations in soil that can be found in different regions throughout Cuba. Due to this soil diversity, five different types of tobacco leaves are produced and are then used for rolling cigars.

The first are used for the aroma of the cigar; the second are used for taste; the third dictates how the cigar draws; the fourth are used for bounding together the previous leaves; and the fifth are used for wrapping the cigar.

Some of these mentioned leaves can be aged for up to seven years before they are deemed eligible to be rolled into a cigar!

Cohiba - Medium Cuban
One of the finest Cuban Cigars. All hand made with pronounced, unique but subtle flavors.

Montecristo - Mild-Medium Cuban
Very soft smooth and sweet, with a marvelous fragrance and class. One of the very best with a very fruity aroma.

Romeo Y Julieta - Medium Cuban
A rich floral aroma with a light spice flavor ranging from very light to harsh.

Partagas - Strong Cuban
One of the oldest Cuban brands. A very pronounced robust spicy flavor.

Fonseca - Mildest Cuban
A soft easy smoke for all occasions. This is a very aromatic cigar with a lightly sweet flavor.

H. Upmann - Mild Cuban
A full-bodied, rich earthy flavored cigar, with a unique metallic aroma (JFK's favorite cigar).

San Luis Rey - Medium Cuban
Slightly sweet and spicy. These are powerful and demanding yet with the softness and strength to be admired.

Sancho Panza - Medium Cuban
A refined elegant cigar, with soft, sweet and aromatic tones. A light cigar in body and aroma.

Diplomaticos - Medium Cuban
This is Montecristo's second label and was made to offer Havanas to the public at a better price with a larger selection.

Bolivar - Extra Strong Cuban
Strong taste with raw, earthy, spicy qualities. This is a very good, rich and aromatic cigar.

Ramon Allones - Medium Cuban
A unique aroma similar to walnuts and pecans. These are an after dinner cigar.

Hoyo de Monterey - Strong Cuban
This is a very old brand. A subtle cigar that has a pleasant classic Cuban aroma and taste.

Jose L. Piedra - Medium Cuban
These cigars are for regular cigar smokers and have a slightly woody flavor.