As a young smoker, public opinion has a strong sway in my opinion and purchasing. So many cigar vets have been displeased with the line that it’s tainted my view of them.
I find aged cigars intriguing. However, age without a strong history of being a great cigar doesn’t make them any better. The project can be resurrected using strong blends and sizes the masses already love. I’d much rather buy an aged box of Monte 2s than an aged Monte I’ve never heard of. Other members ask “why buy aged when I can age my own?” To answer that question I’d ask the folks buying aged stock on Bond Roberts and go from there. Time and impatience come to mind.
Again, I’m young in the cigar world and look to vets for direction on which sticks to get. My tastes are becoming more refined, but until I have a good grasp on what tickles my fancy, I’ll keep leaning on y’alls experience to ensure the best possible smoking experience.