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Unofficial - Members Poll - Top cigar of 2019(18*)

Select you top cigars of the "Year" (2018 + 2019)  

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  1. 1. Select your best "new" releases of the year. (multiple choice is OK.) *2018 included due to Habanos' release schedule. Some 2019's may not be readily available

    • Bolivar - Soberanos 2018 - Edición Limitada
      30
    • Cohiba - Novedosos 2019 - Especialista en Habanos Exclusivo (limited availability)
      6
    • Cohiba - Robusto 2018 - Reserva Cosecha 2014 (released 2019)
      11
    • H Upmann - Propios 2018 - Edición Limitada
      7
    • Hoyo de Monterrey - Double Corona 2019 - Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013
      5
    • Hoyo de Monterrey - Escogidos 2018 - La Casa del Habano Exclusivo
      7
    • Hoyo de Monterrey - Le Hoyo de Rio Seco 2018
      33
    • Montecristo - Supremos 2019 - Edición Limitada (limited availability)
      0
    • Partagas - Maduro No. 2 2018
      5
    • Partagas - Maduro No. 3 2018
      1
    • Punch - Short de Punch 2019
      3
    • Quai D'Orsay - Senadores 2019 - Edición Limitada (limited availability)
      1
    • Ramon Allones - Allones No. 2 2019 - Edición Limitada (limited availability)
      0
    • Romeo y Julieta - Churchills 2019 - Habanos Añejados
      3
    • Romeo y Julieta - Tacos 2018 - Edición Limitada
      6
    • San Cristobal de La Habana - Prado 2018 - Especialista en Habanos Exclusivo
      5
    • Trinidad - Esmeralda 2019 (limited availability)
      3
    • Trinidad - Media Luna 2019
      1
    • Trinidad - Topes 2019 (regular, not EL)
      8
    • Vegueros - Centrofinos 2018
      3

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  • Poll closed on 01/03/2020 at 03:00 AM

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Greetings. It's that time of year again. :)  CA has completed their yearly list.  Time for ours.   I've selected a sampling of the most recent releases, minus the special humidors.  Those are too esoteric and hard to get.  The poll focuses on the regular, EL, Reserva, GR and various LCDH offerings. 

Criteria is as follows:

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Please fill out the poll before it closes on Jan 2, 2020.  You can select multiple choices in the poll as well.  

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Sorry I can not help out as I have not tried or own any of the cigars on that list. 

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Cohiba - Robusto 2018 - Reserva Cosecha 2014 (released 2019)

 

This is the correct answer.

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44 minutes ago, rckymtn22 said:

Sorry I can not help out as I have not tried or own any of the cigars on that list. 

NP. I've only had two on that list so far. And I won't be marking them down. :lol:  Got my hands on a Media Luna. I'll see if that changes things.  

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40 minutes ago, db13 said:

Is there even 1 member on this board that's tried all of those cigars? 

I'd be very surprised.  Trying them all is not a prerequisite though.  If you had any on there and they stood out. Mark it/them down. 

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Boli Soberanos for the damn win 🤜🤛

I also love the Party Maduro vitolas for the coin.

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Hoyo de Monterrey - Double Corona 2019 - Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013

not because I've tried one, but because I want one. 

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Not voting as I have not had any of the new releases, but 2 things jump out when looking at this list. First is the Ramon Allones No.2!!! I am all over that... Second, 50/50 on over/under 50rg in the past 2 years for LEs.

Would be interesting to know how the sub 50rg LEs have done commercially, were they a success worldwide, and for FOH members. 

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4 hours ago, bundwallah said:

I'd be very surprised.  Trying them all is not a prerequisite though.  If you had any on there and they stood out. Mark it/them down. 

If I've only had 1, it definitely stood out - as there was no crowd! :cigar:

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I can’t check off any of those boxes, but I will settle for what @The Squigglerwants. HDM DC is a dragon I would like to slay...

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Unlike last year when I had nothing on the list, I actually have 3 on this one. Not sure if that’s a sign of my collection maturing, or just irresponsible spending on my part this past year 😁

Unsure of the conclusion to be drawn here, with so few experiences to go by, but I have to say Rio Seco was probably the tastiest of the 3, and certainly has the most potential for improvement with time. 

Now if regionals were included, which would water down the list even further, it would easily be Tainos Formosa for the win IMHO. 

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I have had two on that list. The HDM Rio Seco and the RYJ Churchill Anejados. The Rio Seco was better. Although the RYJ wasn't bad. Nutmeg and spice.

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I don't go in for the limited edition/exclusive hooey and, frankly, the few regular production vitolas on this list just don't really inspire me.

I'm still busy waiting for Linea Retro to show up.

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Pardon my French, but isn't the Rico Seco 56RG? That is preposterous and disqualifying IMO.

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On 12/19/2019 at 6:22 PM, The Squiggler said:

Hoyo de Monterrey - Double Corona 2019 - Gran Reserva Cosecha 2013

not because I've tried one, but because I want one. 

HMDC  mmmmmmmmmmmmm. . . 

The Land of Milk and Honey.  

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Voted for those I've had. None really blown away by.

The Propios and Prados have a chance for greatness. Prados have chance for a longer life.

Novedosos good but need more time to develop, at least based on 'early' release....look forward to try one from a box.

Interested to try a few of the others though don't spring for GR anymore.

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On 12/19/2019 at 3:06 PM, Tstew75 said:

Boli Soberanos for the damn win 🤜🤛

I also love the Party Maduro vitolas for the coin.

How would you compare the Soberanos to the Libertador?

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7 minutes ago, Tstew75 said:

Honestly I think they are pretty damn close...I can't think of one descriptor I'd wouldn't use for both.

Just for shits & giggles I'll fire up both from the same year & smoke them side by side. If I live thru the experience, I'll post notes.

That would be great. I've had great Libertador and have been meaning to try a Soberano. Not sure if smoking them side by side is a smart choice though 😆

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Between Soberanos and Rio Secos. Seems about right for 24:24 availability and how fast they go. I bet Novedosos would be in the running if we've seen any of them.

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On 12/20/2019 at 8:02 PM, Islandboy said:

You, good sir, have obviously not seen the seen the size of my mouth. Or feet for that matter. 😮

Are you really on Maui? Where do you smoke, man! One of my favorite places, but it's so hard to find a place to enjoy a cigar!

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Of this list, I've had the Soberano, RyJ Taco, HdM Rio Seco and the Vegueros Centrofinos. My vote was for the Soberanos. I still have one left that I will let chill for another year. 

The Vegueros Centrofinos are the obvious budget stick of the bunch, but are a wonderful fuller-flavored addition to a brand that was basically milder sticks. I have 1 left and am curious to see how they age. Was going to give it to a friend who wanted to try them, but he turned out to NOT be a friend (☹) so I shall let it sleep another year! 

Oh, I forgot that I had a Novedoso. It was rather bland, as I find most Cohibas to be when they are too fresh. I have another one in the deep sleep. 

I really liked the Taco as well. The Rio Seco was good, but HdMs arent my fave. I am hoping to try a Party Maduro soon. CHEERS

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