I have my
reservations, of course, but I recognise the common sentiment. I will admit,
however, that it`s a sin to light a "serious" cigar in windy
conditions. So now that we`re in August,
I`d like to suggest three inexpensive Cuban cigars that will not get you
thinking but will offer some enjoyment.
What`s more, you will not have a hard time finding them while on
Besides, we shouldn`t forget
that in recent years the quality of Cuban cigars has improved, even of those
close to the base of the quality pyramid.
So, even the simplest of Habanos -the ones that are semi - hand-made and
filled with tobacco shreds not entire leaves- still have the standard Cuban
character making them stand apart from cigars from other countries, and in
truly affordable prices indeed.
Partagas Coronas Senior
(tubos) Rating: 6 / 10
Ring Gauge: 17.07mm (43)
Part of the rather large family of relatively
cheap Partagas, sized close to a standard corona. This is a usually well-rolled
cigar, with a rather sumptuous character.
It is not particularly complex, but its flavours are pleasant and more
or less standard, starting with woody and earthy notes reaching up to peppery
Cremas Rating: 5.5 / 10
Ring Gauge: 15.57mm (39)
One of the cheapest Cuban brands with
remarkable success in the Greek market. The Cremas is one to the brand`s
top-sellers. It is well-constructed and has a simple aroma character, but with
the standard spicy personality of a Habano topped with some earthy notes.
Decimos Rating: 5 / 10
Ring Gauge: 14.29mm (36)
Guantanamera is the last brand introduced by the Cubans, and their great hope to dominate the inexpensive, everyday cigar market. The medium-sized Decimos are rather well-made with simple flavours of earth and herbs and a quite "rounded", pleasant smoke.
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