We all have favorite cigars. But we also have our favorite profiles. I happen to like really earthy ,barnyard, chocolatey, coffee, rich, and smooth. So I tend to look for maduros/oscuros. I like a lot of different cigar profiles. But when it comes to spending money, I find myself tending to skip past those other profiles and head straight to maduros. It is money afterall...lol I would surmise that everyone of us would catch ourselves doing something similar with our respective profiles...But are there cigars out there that we feel are BETTER than their sister cigar with our favorite wrapper???
So here is a little exercise...
First: What is your flavor profile? Favorite Wrapper?
Next: What cigars out there are better than the counterpart that has your favorite wrapper? (Best if it is the same blend just different wrapper)
I am a bargin hunter when it comes to sticks, that doesn't mean that I don't shell the cash out for a good sticks, but I try to get the best price on good sticks. I really enjoy getting a good deal :) I also really like maduro, but have really been into sumatra wrapper, it is a interesting judgement call when you have the two in the same line.
Flavor Profile: creamy, rich espresso, earth, dk. chocolate, toasted nuts
Favorite Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro/San Andres Maduro or Ecuador Sumatra
Out of "My" Comfort Zone:
- Oliva V Melanio > Melanio Maduro
- Aging Room Quattro F55 > Aging Room F55 Maduro
- Sobremesa > Mi Querida ( I feel these are a very similar cigar, just different wrapper and size)
I find more and more that I tend to be disappointed with mild cigars, even when having them as my first cigar of the day....
You would think this would generate some discussion!
I can update my comments but saying my favorite new wrapper is the Aganorsa used on a few of the Case Fernandez cigars like the Signature Selection and Anniversary. If you are looking for that bold, earthy flavor this might be the wrapper for you also