JohnS' Smoking Diary 2020

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El Rey del Mundo Demi Tasse MLU Dic 2018

I was profoundly disappointed with this cigar today. That youthful 'toastiness', citrus, fruit and honey was there, it was just hard to find as the draw was a little too tight, but not plugged enough to warrant intervention with my PrefecDraw tool.

Overall, I have a quarter of this box left and the best way to describe the cigars smoked is inconsistent. It has been frustrating smoking tight and plugged examples but the flip-side is the fact that there have been sensational ERdM Demi Tasses when construction was not an issue.

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Quai d'Orsay No. 50 LMB Jun 2019

I had written in a recent review on the Quai d'Orsay No.50 that my 10-count 2019 box had not smoked anywhere near what my 10-count 2018 had. I had found, in general, that the 2018 QdO 50s have been mainly soft egg and butter brioche bread, cedar and ginger/toffee sweet in flavour whilst the 2019 QdO 50s have been more woody and spicy.

Today's Quai d'Orsay No.50, from my 2019 box, was actually quite good, although not as light in body as my 2018 examples. I did enjoy the egg and butter brioche pastry core flavour, a little ginger, cedar and roasted hazelnut. I also did have to smoke this slower to appreciate its more intensive profile on the palate.

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Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de Rio Seco ABO Abr 2019

There's not much more I can add in my descriptions of this cigar lately without repeating myself. Yes, they just seem to deliver time-and-time again. The flavour profile was much the same; light cedar, ginger spice, marshmallow and cream texture.

My 10-count box of Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de Rio Seco ordered from a 24:24 listing arrived the other day. The box would be lucky to see the arrival of 2021 if any of those cigars smoke as well as my recent HdM Le Hoyo de Rio Seco!

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