thousands of cigars after my very first one (a sensational Cuban Davidoff Dom
Perignon, in 1987), I am still extremely impatient when I come across an
exquisite cigar. Just like the other day when I came across an amazing box of
Motecristo No 2. It`s been very long since I last saw such a dark-coloured
Montecristo and its wrapper is so oily and glossy that oils my fingers when I
hold it. The perfect cigar.
what if the -always good- Montecristo No 2 is never included in my lists of
personally favourite cigars? Or if I usually go for an Edmundo or for a
Partagas Serie P No 2 if I feel like smoking a pyramid? That`s the beauty of
cigars, or one of them anyhow. You never know what to expect. Each cigar, or
each box, at any rate, has its own little differences. And this could very well be a problem when
you come across something less good than what you have in mind, but just
looking at a box of these Montecristos is so magical that you forget about any
frustration. I don`t think there is any
other product that embodies more ideally the charm of a hand-made product.
Enjoyment of a cigar literally involves all
the senses. Vision, because that`s where everything starts. The cigar itself
and its numerous accessories are a true feast for the eyes. Touch, because nothing compares to this
silky, oily feel of a top-quality wrapper and because your sense of touch will
help you understand whether what you are about to smoke will have satisfactory
draw and will thus develop the entire range of aromas and flavours that you
will,of course, also feel with your smell. And then comes taste, because that`s
what it all comes down to. In the mouth.
But a cigar does not only satisfy the senses. It relaxes you. It offers moments of pleasure
in the day. Even if you don`t devote yourself entirely to it when you smoke, it
has its way to get your attention.
For me personally, a cigar helps me add value to every moment, brings me happy thoughts and mentally takes me to my cigar smoking paradises: a fine restaurant, an "old fashioned" luxurious bar-club with heavy leather armchairs, a nice car down a beautiful route, and, of course, Havana itself. I may have been a bit too theoretical this time, but the enjoyment of a cigar is so much more that cigar lists, ratings, and descriptions of flavours... let`s not forget that.
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