mkz

I just adopted some Cubans... (picture heavy post)

Recommended Posts

This is almost as lucky as me winning the 600mil Powerball jackpot tonight! :lol:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   
27 minutes ago, 99call said:

Nice work mate. glad they were good. I think i'm not far off getting my box, just shipping to deal with now :2thumbs:

I'm also glad these delivered. As stated before these were the ones I was most worried about in the lot.

 

If you like the mild, creamy side of H. Upmann I believe you won't be disappointed. Personally I love that side.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's the first post I am reading in this forum since my registration and I have to admin that I am blown away.

The oldest stogie I've ever smoked was a SLR Lonsdale back from 1999, that was truly phenomenal. But this? W-O-W! So many great and also aged cigars!

Hope you are well and can enjoy the most out of them!

Cheers

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had the great pleasure of receiving a large selection of these from the generous OP. Haven't had anything to smoke for almost 48 hours so my palate is as clean as it will be for the next few months ;). Decided to go with the JL Corona (SCO MAY00), never had this discontinued ('06?) vitola however.

First third, black pepper with earth. Perfect draw. Flavors full from the beginning. Floral notes appear out of nowhere for a good centimeter, the pepper on the finish is so well balanced.20170913_191017.thumb.jpg.2613f3e4f4372527ce9c698e0db624ee.jpg20170913_191802.thumb.jpg.92f9cf61ab97ec9618f427020778b680.jpg
Second third, the earth is there but less pronounced, more peaty. Green pepper or almost jalapeño-like now, its spicy and lingers, tongue-tickling. Vegetables and herbs.20170913_192955.thumb.jpg.1bb5a1f024a7c4c1e1bce5787ffbf324.jpg
Final third sticks with the goodness of the second but easier to distinguish. Root vegetables. They dominate with the green pepper, now both on the front and retro. The taste lingers for what seems like forever. Towards the very end they dissipate but the after taste is still fantastic.

20170913_195544.thumb.jpg.4b77484808416c14e115b65857dc4556.jpg

Thank you again @mkz for this treat. The best JL I've ever smoked, best cigar of the trip. Can't wait for what the other ones will have in store!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   
1 hour ago, encephalization said:

 

Thank you again @mkz for this treat. The best JL I've ever smoked, best cigar of the trip. Can't wait for what the other ones will have in store!

Cheers mate! Glad to share some of these gems. My first experience with these was ok, but later on they just got better and better. Please keep on posting your experiences! 

:ok:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
zepp69   

Wow! YOu were in the right place at the right time man.

Great haul.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had another cigar from this treasure chest last week. The LFdC Selectos, 1999.

Of the three I've had, this was the biggest disappointment so far (maybe partly because I think La Flor de Cano is a great underdog cigar). It was just very flat to begin with, airstick. I kept at it (of course) and in the final third it started kicking. Great flavors but contained in a short space unfortunately. May be passed its prime but still a privilege to smoke.49c39cbdd978aea33d6dbffaec72f64e.jpg

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   
2 hours ago, encephalization said:

Had another cigar from this treasure chest last week. The LFdC Selectos, 1999.

Of the three I've had, this was the biggest disappointment so far (maybe partly because I think La Flor de Cano is a great underdog cigar). It was just very flat to begin with, airstick. I kept at it (of course) and in the final third it started kicking. Great flavors but contained in a short space unfortunately. May be passed its prime but still a privilege to smoke.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
 

Always a pleasure when you are checking in on these! :)

 

The aged Selectos has been a rather dull experience for me too.

Some has been decent and ok. But others has been like "meh?".

The remnants of this box is my yard-cigar.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, mkz said:

Always a pleasure when you are checking in on these! :)

 

The aged Selectos has been a rather dull experience for me too.

Some has been decent and ok. But others has been like "meh?".

The remnants of this box is my yard-cigar.

Only a Göteborgare would have a 20-year old Cuban as a yard-cigar. :lol:

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

mkz,

Out of curiosity, are you still in touch with the man who gifted you the cigars?  I bet he would enjoy reading this thread and seeing all of the joy his cigars have brought the smoking community worldwide.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   
18 hours ago, topdiesel said:

mkz,

Out of curiosity, are you still in touch with the man who gifted you the cigars?  I bet he would enjoy reading this thread and seeing all of the joy his cigars have brought the smoking community worldwide.

I meet him quite regulary since we are members of the same order.

Always bring a smile to his face when I tell him about how the cigars are developing. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeez, this was soo good. Didn't end up taking notes because I just wanted to enjoy something I had never smoked before. Second half may have been the best thing I've smoked this year. Thanks!4683befb08aae85968fd2f33a07fc163.jpg

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   
On 2017-12-02 at 8:47 PM, encephalization said:

Jeez, this was soo good. Didn't end up taking notes because I just wanted to enjoy something I had never smoked before. Second half may have been the best thing I've smoked this year. 
 

Glad these are coming around!

 

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   

Just revisited the Punch Punch... Way better now!

Enjoyed it in a smoky, dark copenhagen bar...

EDE86DB6-BAD3-4AAE-91EC-93F63AC7684A.thumb.jpeg.85df0b19351f57186393bafed948da72.jpeg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mkz   

Back in the royal capitol of Denmark and checking back on the 8-9-8's...

Well rolled and soooo bloody tasty!!

9968D21B-5D76-41B0-B7CC-851D2E77FB9B.thumb.jpeg.64ec0218f543fe5f79a235767134c1a8.jpeg

 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great thread. Glad you are doing mini reviews of each one after acquiring this amazing collection. Good on you bro.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.