Top 5 from 2017/18 with sub 2 years aging


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it is always best to get a wider members perspective :thumbsup:

 

"Rob, I am a FOH lurker and love all you and your members do.  I am hoping that you can help me out. I don't have much storage space and even less financial means with two daughters in college.   I don't have the option of  waiting for three or five years for cigars  to reach a sweet spot. 

Can you give me a list of 5 readily available cigars from 2017/18 that you believe will smoke very well come 2020."

 

So folks, your top 5 cigars (preferably form 2017/18) that you believe will smoke near their best in 2020 (2 years of  age). :cigar:

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RjY  churchill 

Punch Punch

Monti #2

Lusitania's 

Connie  A

In my humble opinion, all are smoking well at 2 years of age. Would they be better with more age yes, but very satisfying at this young age.  

Jl 2 

Connie 1

898

Hell I  like all of them.

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Dip #2

Connie A

BPC

 

I found each of these we're great when fresh, then got a little lackluster from 1-2 years in. They are starting to come back to life now around 2 years.

 

 

Edit: by great I mean better than most other fresh Cubans! Obviously aged is better :)

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Out of the ones I have tried so far, and I've only tried a few, I liked PSD4, HUpmann CA, Bolivar Belicosos Finos and VR Unicos. Monte 2 was the worst, but I think I got a dud and will try that one again to make sure.

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Connie A

Connie 1

El Principe

Trini Reyes/Fundys

All of those are cigars I've never thought needed any more age than the standard 12-24 mos to enjoy thoroughly. In fact, most if not all of those I've smoked with more age and haven't noticed any obvious benefit. 

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Connie A, Monte 4, (Cohiba Esplendidos I can't seem to age because I smoke them and are still my fav even if they are young)

I would also be interested in peoples thoughts of Party P2 when young?

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Totally agree with most of the suggestions thus far. My top 5:

QdO 50 - perhaps the tastiest young cigar I've experienced 

H Upmann #2

Monte #2

PSE2

RyJ Churchill 

runner up is Fundie

I'll add that these are 2018 cigars that smoke well young, but for many in my line up earlier than this, the 2 year mark seems to be somewhat of a "no man's land". They taste great in the first year, then get a bit strange on me until the 3 year mark. Not sure if this is a storage issue, but that's been my experience with about half my stock. 

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I'm relatively new to collecting Havanas, starting 3 years ago and most of my cigars are young, so from my experience these are my recommendations:

RyJ Petit Royales-2017/18 boxes smoking well now, in fact I think it is the best cigar that I've tried fresh.

RASS-I think are good any time, get better with age.

Hoyo Epicure No. 2- very good after 12 months 

SLR Regio-have always smoked well young as I sample the box bought 2 years ago, but may fade before 2020.

Montecristo No. 4- my 2018 box is smoking well now, and Monte usually get better with age, so expect improvement by 2020

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1 hour ago, FatPete said:

I'm relatively new to collecting Havanas, starting 3 years ago and most of my cigars are young, so from my experience these are my recommendations:

RyJ Petit Royales-2017/18 boxes smoking well now, in fact I think it is the best cigar that I've tried fresh.

RASS-I think are good any time, get better with age.

Hoyo Epicure No. 2- very good after 12 months 

SLR Regio-have always smoked well young as I sample the box bought 2 years ago, but may fade before 2020.

Montecristo No. 4- my 2018 box is smoking well now, and Monte usually get better with age, so expect improvement by 2020

I forgot about Epicure #2.  The first cigar out of a 2018 box I cracked after 90 days down was fantastic. 

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37 minutes ago, crking3 said:

Haven’t seen anybody mention E2?

I count 2 mentions, mine being one. Great complexity after just a year.

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I began my collection about a year and half ago so I’m in the same boat. So far from the 15+ boxes I’ve been sampling from my best have been:

Partagas Shorts

Partagas Lusitanias

PLMC

Epi #2

I also recommend keeping an eye on 24:24 for boxes with age. Some great Bolis with a few years have been coming up lately. 

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