There are probably few places as connected with cigars as Cuba. Cuban Cigars – a paradise for every cigar lover. But in recent years there have been more and more voices disappointed by cigars from Cuba. Sometimes the Havana burned badly, sometimes it smoked like a water pipe. The quality was simply too unreliable.
Nevertheless, Cuba offers an incredible selection and quality if you are looking at the right place. And that’s exactly what we did for you and put together our top 5 Cuban cigars.
It has to be said that we have limited ourselves to one cigar per brand in order to offer a little more variety.
Our Top 5 Cuban Cigars
Probably the most famous cigar, has also made it to place 1 with us. No matter where you look, the Cohiba cigars are often sold out and hard to get and not for nothing. Besides the unique taste, it is also the myth and history that surrounds the cigar. Cohiba Robusto cigars reveal new exciting aromas in every third. This gives the Aficionado an incredibly varied smoking experience. With their power and traces of bitterness and acidity, the top Havannas also show that they are wonderfully suitable for the long aging process.
Conclusion: The Cohiba Robusto is always a good choice if you want to enjoy one of Cuba’s best cigars.
Romeo y Julieta Belicosos
The Belicoso begins mildly. It tastes like a wood-leather-leather mixture and contains finely coordinated aromas. In the second third, a sweet note with cocoa and coffee predominates. Nevertheless, it remains soft and mild. In the middle, the cigar reaches its absolute climax with a great exoticism and complexity of different tastes. The Romeo y Julieta Belicosos is nutty and powerful towards the last part of the smoke. At the end the experience is full of powerful nuts, spices and a fine minerality.
Conclusion: The Romeo y Julieta Belicosos have a unique taste development and the whole at a mild level.
Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan
Immediately after lighting, the typical aromas of the brand can be recognised: cedar wood, leather and earth. Its highlight is the sweet nuances of vanilla and caramel, which are sporadic and surprising. Especially the beauty is the softness of the aromas combined with the complexity. The cigar is extremely varied and exciting.
Conclusion: Among the mild Havannas the voluminous Hoyo de Monterrey Le Hoyo de San Juan is one of the best!
Montecristo No. 2
The Montecristo No. 2 is probably also one of the classics among Cuban cigars. After lighting, the Montecristo No. 2 initially appears rough in taste and not surprising. Soon, however, it becomes complex with an impressive mix of wood, nuts, leather and cocoa. At times even vanilla and caramel tones emerge, giving the whole the decisive polish. But here, too, we must say that the name certainly also plays a role.
Conclusion: The Montecristo No. 2 cigar is a super everyday cigar. It does not overtax, tastes fine and offers complexity and variety in taste. The prerequisite, of course, is that it draws well.
Vegas Robaina Unicos
The Vegas Robaina Unicos has a unique and, as we find, extremely beautiful shape. At the beginning the Havana starts very mildly with wood aromas in combination with nut and leather aromas. Gradually, however, Vegas Robaina Unicos becomes more and more powerful and bitter.
Conclusion: Vegas Robaina Unicos cigars have a pleasant start and become more and more a hard and rough cigar. Definitely a matter of taste.
Cuban Cigars perfectly fit to a glass of whiskey. Read everything you have to know about whisky in our whisky basics blog article.
However, we have only one appeal left:
“Cigars are as delicious as life itself. You don’t save your life. You enjoy it to the fullest.” (Artur Rubinstein)