Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cuban Stock Joya De Havana Gigante

Over the past three years I've smoked many cigars from Cuban Stock Cigars and so far I haven't met one I didn't like. However this Joya de Havana 6 x 58 Gigante could be another story. In the past I've had limited success with large ring gauge cigars from any maker. Maybe I smoke to fast, maybe not, but many of them tunnel on me. Let's see how how I fare with this Gigante.

Simply stated, this Joya de Havana Gigante is a beast. It's covered with a thick, oily, toothy, hearty, Oscuro colored, Habano wrapper. Sure you can see the seams, but they are all tight and there are some smaller veins, yet overall I think this cigar looks great. The free cold draw has earthy tones and the wrapper left a honey-like sweetness on my lips, (the sweet taste from the wrapper lasted the for the entire burn).

Once burning the cigar was full-bodied from the first puff. As the razor sharp burn progressed there were nuances of ripe fruit, earth, coffee, leather, mild black pepper, cocoa and even a splash of cream.

The burn lasted a full sixty minutes and guess what? This stick didn't tunnel on me, the burn line was crisp full length.

If you haven't tried this cigar or any other from the Cuban Stock Cigars line, you really should.

Rated 94

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