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Dogwatch Dale
Guest
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:12 pm Post subject: Vintage Series Churchill Maduro 

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Just finished smoking the Vintage series Churchill Maduro while Bob & I recorded the show & I wasn't just stroking Shakespeare, this cigar was excellent! As others have posted about the Robusto size, mine was very creamy, great toast & hazelnut flavors and the maduro wrapper gave it a wonderful rich sweetness. The wrapper is a bit rustic, and the cap wasn't pretty at all, but the way it smoked, the flavors and the volumes of thick smoke made it a cigar I will be buying many more of in the near future! 

bruceolee
Guest
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:06 pm Post subject: Vintage Robusto Natural 

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I smoked (Vintage natural Robusto) mine today. Just an all around solid medium smoke. Nutty, Toasty, Creamy, & at the end a little leather and coffee. I could see this as a good desert cigar or maybe a good mid-afternoon smoke with some Chai. All in all I was very impressed and the ash was something to behold. I decided to ash it after 2 1/2" but when I went to ash it, it never came off. So after about 3" into it I was finally able to ash it. Nice and white too. The final verdict: I wouldn't mind having 5-10 of these around. 

I should also mention when I recieved my sample it looked like the mailman had wedged it between 2 bolling balls. It was just absolutely crushed. I PM'd them and a few days later they sent another one over no questions asked. I offered to send the crushed remains to them but they simply wouldn't have it. Great service all around.

timlw
Guest
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:33 pm Post subject: Shakespeare Vintage Robusto Natural 

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Shakespeare Vintage Robusto 5X50 Retail each $5.25 Stored at 68/68 

The first impression of this stick is very good. With the very blonde Ecuadorian shade grown, Connecticut seed wrapper it is one of the finest and most delicate looking cigars I have seen. With no veins to speak of or ‘frogs eyes’, without any blemishes whatsoever, this is truly a beautiful cigar. I would certainly call this ‘flawless construction’. A smooth transition from body to cap and firm feel through its length gives overall impression of a top dollar, high-end smoke similar to a Davidoff. The pre-light aroma was excellent with no hint of any unpleasantness that is sometimes found in poorly cured tobaccos. 

Punched clean with no cracking or splitting of the cap and no sign of unraveling. 

Another high score has to be given for the lighting and burning qualities of this cigar. From start to finish it was picture perfect. No touch-ups, no relighting or uneven burn at any point. This may seem like a small thing to some but I find that this contributes immensely to the overall enjoyment of the smoking of a fine cigar. The ash was firm and long with a very pale gray color, another sign of a quality long filler tobacco. 

The draw on this was easy and produced large amounts of thick, white smoke. The flavor was mild and creamy and left a buttery floral aftertaste that remained pleasant to the end. The smooth smoke was so light and mild that I could allow it to escape through my nose and French inhale it from mouth into nose. I would say it was a rich and smooth smoke and an all around enjoyable experience. 

I would recommend this cigar to both novice and aficionado alike as a good example of quality vintage tobaccos. 

I look forward to see what this company produces in the years to come.

KevinG
Guest
Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:31 pm Post subject: Shakespeare Vintage Maduro Churchill 

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Size: 48 x 7 

Wrapper: Nicaragua 
Binder: Nicaragua 
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras 

Construction: Smooth, silky, shiny, dark brown wrapper. Solid, firm roll. No soft spots. 

Pre-light: Taste of tobacco, leather and earth. Rich, earthy aroma. Medium draw. 

Burn: Lit evenly. Very solid silver-gray ash. Burned straight with a 1.5 inch ash. 

Drink: Triple Espresso with sugar. 

Smoking Notes: The espresso went well with this cigar. The rich, earthy, leathery tastes were never lost throughout, even as coffee and cedar joined the mix as I smoked. It started off slightly strong and mellowed nicely as I smoked it. This is a solid, medium-to-full bodied maduro that is very good now, and will become excellent after aging in your humidor for a few months. The Shakespeare Vintage Maduro reminds me very much of the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992. I highly recommend it. 

King Cat
Guest

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:49 pm Post subject: Vintage Robusto Natural 

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Re-posted from: http://www.clubstogie.com/vb/index.php 

I smoked my robusto natural last night and was pleasantly surprised.
 


bruceolee
Guest

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:51 pm Post subject: 

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I smoked (Vintage natural Robusto) mine today. Just an all around solid medium smoke. Nutty, Toasty, Creamy, & at the end a little leather and coffee. I could see this as a good desert cigar or maybe a good mid-afternoon smoke with some Chai. All in all I was very impressed and the ash was something to behold. I decided to ash it after 2 1/2" but when I went to ash it, it never came off. So after about 3" into it I was finally able to ash it. Nice and white too. The final verdict: I wouldn't mind having 5-10 of these around. 

Courtesy of http://www.clubstogie.com/vb/index.php 


Dogwatch Dale
Guest

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:52 pm Post subject: 

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Just finished smoking the Vintage series Churchill Maduro while Bob & I recorded the show & I wasn't just stroking Shakespeare, this cigar was excellent! As others have posted about the Robusto size, mine was very creamy, great toast & hazelnut flavors and the maduro wrapper gave it a wonderful rich sweetness. The wrapper is a bit rustic, and the cap wasn't pretty at all, but the way it smoked, the flavors and the volumes of thick smoke made it a cigar I will be buying many more of in the near future!

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:06 pm Post subject: Robusto Vintage Maduro 

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Nice stick. The foot was a tad lose looking, but other than that it was a nice looking cigar. Fired it up. Lots of smoke, easy draw, burned cool. I liked it. It was a mild/medium, leaning mild smoke but it had a bit of spice to it. I find most mild smokes bland and tasteless, but this had a nice taste to it. A bit of an uneven burn when it started off, but it got under control. No splitting. 

I would smoke one again. My normal choice is something on the full side, but this was pretty good. 



SuperChuck
Guest
Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:08 pm Post subject: 

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I had the maduro. 
Not a bad little stick. 
I kind of expected it to be more novelty than anything else, but it was quite flavorful. 
The draw was pretty tight though... (I like my cigars like my Nicaraguan hookers) 

I'd definitely try another if I could get them locally.... Might be tempted to buy a fiver...

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Shakespeare Vintage Maduro Churchill

Size: 48 x 7

Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras

Construction: Smooth, silky, shiny, dark brown wrapper. Solid, firm roll. No soft spots.

Pre-light: Taste of tobacco, leather and earth. Rich, earthy aroma. Medium draw.

Burn: Lit evenly. Very solid silver-gray ash. Burned straight with a 1.5 inch ash.

Drink: Triple Espresso with sugar.

Smoking Notes: The espresso went well with this cigar. The rich, earthy, leathery tastes were never lost throughout, even as coffee and cedar joined the mix as I smoked. It started off slightly strong and mellowed nicely as I smoked it. This is a solid, medium-to-full bodied maduro that is very good now, and will become excellent after aging in your humidor for a few months. The Shakespeare Vintage Maduro reminds me very much of the Rocky Patel Vintage 1992. I highly recommend it.

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