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  1. the 109 size is a marble head and traditionally almost the size of a double corona..but the 109 here is just tha marble head and not a traditional length and ring
  2. they are cubans alex done a facebook live video laughing at all the no belivers they were all rolled 2 years ago at the comodoro before lockdown i have bought loads and they are cuban..i dont understand why people seem to have doubts..even alex said why would he risk his rep by rolling non cubans...he thinks its bacause he done a one limited run of NC a while back
  3. 100% cuban tobacco...Ramze who runs the site is bang into cuban tobacco and he told me when i questioned him that none of the rollers would risk their rep by using NC leaf..its all legit..as soon as you have your first draw you can tell..fabulous cigars all round
  4. they smell very similar to fresh HECTOR LUIS farm rolls its a classic custom roll smell..i know Ramze ,..hes all about the cubans ..the material used by Alez was obtained before lockdown so its all about two years old, he rolled a whole load for the website before he went on his travels.
  5. Ramze has told me Alex's 2021 custom blends are 100% cuban tobacco..i have no reason not to believe him...i have had his canonazo's and fundadores and they are superb!
  6. didnt like any of this range..they tasted like non cuban cigars
  7. i have a 3 year old 25 box untouched..i may try one now myself...i too feel your pain with sizes
  8. have a couple of boxes from 2014 and they are smoking wonderful...very very rich flavour ...this is the taste of old style bolivar
  9. good review john, i agree about darker wrappers , in fact , over the last few years i have avoided them ..like i try now to avoid really oily darker wrappers which i find usually bitter compared to lighter matt wrappers..the oily wrappers are great for ageing but not good for smoking now..but thats just me.
  10. This is my second from this cab, i had one when i first got it maybe 6 months ago but was not impressed ..it was bitter with a ashy /dirty effect on the palette..it was young and needed to go back. the wrapper has a nice oily sheen and showing some good health stored at 65% so the dry draw tasted really nice ...no hint of ammonia..but to be fair there wasnt any when i got the box so alls good there the burn started off rather pissed ...might of been my lighting technique though there is no bitterness this time the tannins seem to of converted into a sweet note which is nice some earthiness a touch of spice through the nose but nothing uncomfortable not a bad start compared to my first from the box..massive improvement...time is great to cigars as we all know. first third conclusion - there is bloody burn issue where its burning on one side so i have to pinch the Channel where the burn is ..i can now get a decent draw..i hope it doesnt last otherwise it out the window! flavour wise the sweetness is there with an underlying biscuit character...thats about it and the ash is flakey..very flakey second third - still has sweetness which with the biscuit nature is its only saving grace...cant say i am over impressed again the burn is evening out now ..i am not retouching it..i want to see its powers of recovery but i am sad to say the flavour has become bitter and dirty..i wont continus with this ..this will go away and not see light again for another 5 years clearly not ready 85 points so poured a lovely bumbu rum instead not every cigar is a winner and this isnt today for me...but i am sure in 5 years time maybe 3...it will be a different animal.
  11. stunning smokes i have some 2016 boxes which took a year or so to remove the bitterness they tend to have early on but as soon as it went it left a wonderful biscuity sweet nature which i am always looking for in a cigar
  12. there is no rule but i would say 5 years minimum and you will have some nice smokes....but try one every so often until you hit the sweet spot that you like ,..i mean they might be fine after say 18 months of adjusting to your humidor ..just try them ..its the only way to find out . i tried another from my cab the other day just out of curiosity and it had improved massively from the first one i had in this review. yes it will disperse usually after about 18 months..but not completely
  13. i am sure i heard/read or told somewhere to never buy 2013-15 behikes because they never had any MT leaf due to none being about at that point in time

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