Flavour: Light - Medium Length: 5 1/8" (129mm) Ring Gauge: 42 ring gauge Packaging: Bundle of 25
One of the best Cuban Marevas of the cuban size. A great balance between quality and price, this cigar offers extremely good value. Medium taste, good aroma. One of the most appreciated cigars from this manufacturer.
Quite a subtle sheen to the wrapper and smelt fairly light and sweet pre-light. Having read the description on CGars I was surprised that the initial few puffs were reasonably strong and leathery, however after smoking for just a few minutes this strength gave way to a very sweet, honey, caramel flavour which was a lovely surprise. The sweetness lasted down into the final third, where the strong leathery flavour then re-appeared. There was a slightly uneven burn in the first third which sorted itself out by the second third. White and streaky grey 'toothy'ash which seemed to hold better as the cigar evolved. Burn time of around 40 mins. My first Por Larranaga but I would definitely give this brand another try in future.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Friday 04 March, 2016
Very pleasant for the money. Good value, better than a Bolivar junior. Would recommend.
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Tuesday 11 November, 2014
I purchased this cigar for a chnage from my usual, and wasn't dissapointed. It smoked brilliantly, despite the wet and windy conditions outside, and was well worth the effort of making my way into the gazebo despite the conditions. The flavour was great throughout, with intense spiciness towards the end, which I was not expecting and was pleasantly surprised by, as the start was creamy and quite mellow. i'm very glad i tried this, and am looking forward to sampling others from this brand.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Thursday 26 June, 2014
I had high expectations for this cigar, sadly very disappointed, unlit draw was tight, when lit it was like trying to suck the proverbial golf ball, what smoke I did get was light mild and pleasant, floral notes at the beginning with leathery flavours toward the middle. not a great smoke feel a bit stressed and my jaw aches, maybe this is plugged ,got three more in the humidor so if I get a better smoke I'll revaluate my thoughts.
Rating: [1 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: Saturday 10 May, 2014
been looking forward to this little beauty for some time after reading the reviews.....im in no way an expert or a connoisseur but i know what i like.....im not going to be pretentious and prattle on about this flavour or that but after a nice meal (biryani) i settled out the back door with a bottle of Tsing Tao and had a very pleasant hour with both. every bit as good if not better than a monte #4 (if you get a good one)and would thoroughly recommend as an addition to anyones humidor.....