Tstew75

Marca you care the least for?

Recommended Posts

Fonseca by far. Never liked them, never had a good one. Milder blends anyway so they've never really fit the bill for me.

Marcas I generally pass over are Quintero and LFDC only because they don't have any premium models anymore. Not a big fan of Hoyo either. I'll go for an occasional San Juan or Rio Seco but in general Hoyo DNA isn't for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cuaba and Vegueros . I think Cuaba will win this contest subject here on the forum

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sancho Panza. The few I've had, have not left me wanting more.

Cuaba.   There's a few decent ones,but I prefer they ditch the marca and add perfectos to other marcas.

Vegueros. No burning interest to try.

SLR.  Same as Sancho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Partagas.  I have not had one I liked.  It’s that sweet pepper under current that turns me off.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm generally not a fan of Cohiba, but the siglo II,  V,  CE and Lancero are excellent.

I stay away from most RyJ, but the Petit Churchill is lovely and the Cazadores is one of my favorite cigars.

Old Vegueros was plain gross to me. New Vegueros is outstanding.

Cuaba Divinos are divine and the Salomones puts the Partagas version to shame.

Speaking of Partagas, Presidentes, shorts, E2 PCE, the rest....meh. Especially the lackluster and overhyped P2.

Upmann and Boli can do no wrong aside from some weak tubo showings.

The only marca that I have not explored in depth is Sancho Panza. I have smoked less than 20 cigars from this marca, and while none particularly stood out, none were so bad that I would avoid the entire marca moving forward.

Essentially, there is no marca that I avoid. There are only specific vitola that I prefer over others. 

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't have much of a use for Vegueros, Cuaba, JLP.  Not sure why one would smoke these when so many better options exist.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blind tasting? I wouldn't be surprised by any vitola from any marca being either a gem or a waste of money. That said, the Vegueros I've had were awful.  A lot of what Shlomo posted above is dead on for me.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seeing Montecristo and Cohiba doesn't actually surprise me. They roll more of these two Marcas than all other CC's combined, so there will be bad ones. The law of averages guarantees it. I would label either "least consistent" before I called them the worst. 

The Marca that I care for the least would have to be Punch, or what's left of it. I've gone through two boxes of Punch Punch and didn't like any of them. Same with a box of Royal coronations a few years ago. They all tasted like an ashtray to me. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's fun reading this thread. I think every single brand has been listed by now. I've had amazing experiences in just about every marca, and had terrible experiences in every one as well. I can't even think of one I'd avoid or be afraid to buy at this point.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would be a fun exercise for folks who have a favorite marca to swap smokes with someone who hated that marca--wonder if the specific sticks would change any minds.

I am still a newbie so I am keeping an open mind on all of them.

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another vote for Monte here, and for me it's the taste, not the consistency, which has also lacked at various times. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only one RyJ... Cazadores. Keep the rest.

No Cuabas in our place either.

CB

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RyJ for me too, the flavor profile just doesn't work for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, juri said:

all this thread tells me is people have different tastes  

Truth.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/11/2019 at 2:46 PM, Cubadust said:

That would be Montecristo for me. Every tasting note and review I read goes "Cocoa, cream, coffee ". I just get old wet ashtray.

Exactly!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

100% Cuaba and Vegueros and La Flor de caca, LOL. 

I've had amazing JLP (Petit Cetros), best fresh and young.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bolivar RyJ Cohiba Trinidad Punch all listed here and some of my favorites even monte (can be very hit or miss, most likely do to over production 2018 was a great year for 2's )

ive yet to find one i just outright dislike, with some age anything can become smokable if not enjoyed ... there are some id never buy again but ive yet to give a box away in fear of no hope, its happened with NC though :( 

ive yet to try Cuaba and that one seems to come up the most

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Monte has a lot of strike outs for me, but I love the #5. Fonseca does nothing for me, and I tend to like those mild cigars. RyJ is the most frustrating though. Reading the reviews and people talking about the flavor profile, it sounds like I should love the marca, but I just don't. Too much cedar and not enough black cherry I guess.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Punch for me. Only had a handful, but each one of them was a dog turd. I want to give the Punch 48 LCDH a try but having sh!tty luck with the other Punches I've had....I'm hesitant. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Community Software by Invision Power Services, Inc.