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CarlosoftHUN
Posted 9/18/2018 4:30 AM (#752916)
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I was convinced my Vet, and he is now started his cigar journey, so on my next travel, I have planned to buy some cigars, and split with him.

Of course I am trying to compromise between the price / value / amount to get the most out of our money, however my friend is looking for more the value of the cigar than the amount of sticks he can buy...
He is novice, so he is about to try more type, and I am also open to buy unknown ones, both of us generally mild to medium, but can smoke some of the medium-full ones ( except the full-full strength ones...


There are some I was thinking of, but asking your opinion which one worth...... most of them we both never tasted only the vegafina minutos ( I have tried that and liked the mild taste):

SANTA CLARA 1830 QVINO (10x) 11$
MACARENA SHORT ROBUSTO BUNDLE (10x) 16$
TE AMO 5 ROBUSTO MIX (5x + CUTTER) 20$ or
TE AMO ROBUSTO CUBA HUMIDOR FRESH PACK (5x) 20$

DON TOMAS BUNDLE ROBUSTO 10x 20$
VEGA FINA PERLAS (10x) 32$
or
VEGA FINA MINUTOS (16) 35$


maybe - from the more expensive end I was thinking about:
SCHIZO ROBUSTO 50 X 5 NICARAGUA 20x for 42$
TE AMO GRAN CORTO CUBA BLEND (15) or mexico blend for 59$


The point is we can spend about 100$ alltogether......but that is the max

you can consider this as a kind of vote.... which ones you would spend most ( again, somehow need to compromise between price, value and no of cigars)??

thnx for the feedbacks
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05Venturer
Posted 9/18/2018 6:25 AM (#752918 - in reply to #752916)
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I would personally stay away from the Te AMO, I have had poor luck with most.
Schizo from Asylum would be a good choice.
Romeo Julietta Reserva Real are a very nice medium smoke at a good value.
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Posted 9/18/2018 6:41 AM (#752919 - in reply to #752916)
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Agree with Kent on the R&J Reserva Real, good smoke at a very good price
But not knowing where you are traveling to and what is available makes it hard to give any recommendations
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Posted 9/18/2018 7:15 AM (#752922 - in reply to #752916)
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I will be travelling to Romania.
This is the site - and they have stores - where I was looking around: http://jpb.ro/en/cigars
Unfortunately they do not have R&J reserva in their offers :-S

100RON = 25$approx

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Posted 9/18/2018 7:19 AM (#752924 - in reply to #752916)
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Haven't had any of the above but I have smoked the Romeo Julietta Reserva and agree - it's a good stick!
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Posted 9/18/2018 8:10 AM (#752929 - in reply to #752918)
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05Venturer - 9/18/2018 1:25 PM

I would personally stay away from the Te AMO, I have had poor luck with most.
Schizo from Asylum would be a good choice.
Romeo Julietta Reserva Real are a very nice medium smoke at a good value.


Kent, thnx for the feedback...
re Te-Amo, can you please elaborate what do you mean by poor luck?
it is about its taste, construction, or both??

thnx
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Posted 9/18/2018 8:38 AM (#752931 - in reply to #752916)
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I don’t have the experience some of the other guys do and I would definitely put a lot of stock in their opinions/recommendations. For me as a newbie I enjoyed the Macanudo Cafe Hyde Park and the Montecristo White Seires. They have a mild to medium flavor profile.
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Posted 9/18/2018 9:41 AM (#752934 - in reply to #752931)
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I looked at the site. They have lots to offer. Don Tomas and TeAmo would not be my first choice. Te Amo are generally sweetened tips or infused? Either one I dont care for.

Can you receive cigars by mail in Hungary?
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Posted 9/18/2018 12:49 PM (#752944 - in reply to #752916)
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I enjoy the Schizo myself. I smoked a couple Te Amo and thought they were just alright. I also had a couple Don Thomas that my wife brought back from the Dominican, not terrible.

The Schizo would be my first choice out of what you listed, the site is blocked at my work so I can't see what else they have.
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Posted 9/18/2018 1:17 PM (#752950 - in reply to #752934)
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junglepete - 9/18/2018 4:41 PM

I looked at the site. They have lots to offer. Don Tomas and TeAmo would not be my first choice. Te Amo are generally sweetened tips or infused? Either one I dont care for.

Can you receive cigars by mail in Hungary?


No pete.. because according the humgarian law i can buy only in the government shops.. therfore if buying outside in webshop or getting via mail the customs take it away and i get a fee to be payed as broken the law.... that is life
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Posted 9/18/2018 1:56 PM (#752954 - in reply to #752950)
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I looked at the site. They have lots to offer. Don Tomas and TeAmo would not be my first choice. Te Amo are generally sweetened tips or infused? Either one I dont care for.

Can you receive cigars by mail in Hungary?


No pete.. because according the humgarian law i can buy only in the government shops.. therfore if buying outside in webshop or getting via mail the customs take it away and i get a fee to be payed as broken the law.... that is life


Sounds like Canada, except they don't take them away, they just charge you taxes, lots of them, three times the cost of the cigars, too bad.How many cigars can a citizen bring in through customs? or a tourist? It sounds like you are looking for more reasonable costs for your cigars, which is hard find in Europe. Maybe try some of the bundles, Maria Mancini, Casa de Garcia. The Toscanos are always a nice change, the Originale. Some of the Ashtons and Dunhills are always good, but expensive. Maybe the Macarena to try something new?
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Posted 9/18/2018 4:40 PM (#752958 - in reply to #752929)
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I would personally stay away from the Te AMO, I have had poor luck with most.
Schizo from Asylum would be a good choice.
Romeo Julietta Reserva Real are a very nice medium smoke at a good value.


Kent, thnx for the feedback...
re Te-Amo, can you please elaborate what do you mean by poor luck?
it is about its taste, construction, or both??

thnx


Both construction and they just weren't in my wheelhouse for flavors, I never had a flavored Te Amo as was brought up by another.
I did take a look at the site you posted and see they have Macanudo Inspirado, all 3 (Black, Orange & Red) are all very good smokes.
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Posted 9/18/2018 11:46 PM (#752973 - in reply to #752954)
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I looked at the site. They have lots to offer. Don Tomas and TeAmo would not be my first choice. Te Amo are generally sweetened tips or infused? Either one I dont care for.

Can you receive cigars by mail in Hungary?


No pete.. because according the humgarian law i can buy only in the government shops.. therfore if buying outside in webshop or getting via mail the customs take it away and i get a fee to be payed as broken the law.... that is life


Sounds like Canada, except they don't take them away, they just charge you taxes, lots of them, three times the cost of the cigars, too bad.How many cigars can a citizen bring in through customs? or a tourist? It sounds like you are looking for more reasonable costs for your cigars, which is hard find in Europe. Maybe try some of the bundles, Maria Mancini, Casa de Garcia. The Toscanos are always a nice change, the Originale. Some of the Ashtons and Dunhills are always good, but expensive. Maybe the Macarena to try something new?


Thnx Pete... when travelling by plane, I can bring the usual 50piece of cigars max without tax or any issues by customs.... and I use that limit all the time... that is why I bought a lot of things in Dubai two weeks ago, because either we cant buy it in Hungary, or cant buy online as customs take it away and get a fat fine...
I was thinking on some bundles for sure:
- thinking vega finas, as perlas or minutos are good quick 30min smoke, and I liked the minutos mildness
-Maria Mancini they have an expensive version so that is out of scope now
- Toscano they have mostly these paper box ones, but did not read too good about them.....
- Macarena they dont have too

- Casa de Garcia they have in a good price, good bundles, but which ones you are recommending? I like more the robusto size, corona, churchill is too much for me, waste of tobacco.. :-D Also I have tried one CDG a year ago or so, but the taste was really bad... or that was a different casa de garcia?
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Posted 9/19/2018 7:48 AM (#752979 - in reply to #752916)
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Stay away from the Casa Garcia, if you didnt like them last year, then you probably won't like them this year either
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Posted 9/19/2018 8:13 AM (#752981 - in reply to #752979)
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junglepete - 9/19/2018 2:48 PM

Stay away from the Casa Garcia, if you didnt like them last year, then you probably won't like them this year either


lol
that is a very good conclusion... thnx for sharing :-D
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Posted 10/9/2018 4:22 AM (#754758 - in reply to #752916)
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Thnx for all the help guys..... based on the comments and considerations I have got:
- Vega Fina Perla 10x
- Vega Fina Minutos 16x
- Asylum Schizo Robusto 20x
- Macarena Short Robusto 10x
- Santa Clara qvino 10x ( I regret this one only)

Thnx for the help guys!
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