Four Affordable 90+ Full-Flavored Cigars

September 16, 2014

The bargains available in really good smokes means you can fit these into your rotation and feel good about it.

1. Flor de Las Antillas Toro

Let’s start with a bang – the 2012 #1 cigar! The rating? 96! The cost? Less than $7 at current prices. We’ve got a good supply of these 6×52 beauties for now. The strength comes from a blend of Nicaraguan filler tobaccos in a lovely sun-grown wrapper.

2. Arturo Fuente Chateau Series Queen B Sun Grown Belicoso

A delicious smoke at right about $6, it is also beautifully presented and makes a very nice gift or hand-out cigar. You’ll enjoy notes of spice, coffee, and nuts from the Dominican fillers and the dark and reddish Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper.

3. Oliva Serie V Double Robusto Tubo

Just over $8 per cigar is a very nice price for this 92-rated stick that smokes like a champ. You’ll enjoy notes of espresso, dark chocolate and spiced nuts from the Jalapa Valley Ligero tobaccos that have been specially fermented. The high-priming Habano sun-grown wrapper is the perfect final touch.

4. Punch Rare Corojo Double Corona

This is another 90-rated stick that is full of flavor with plenty of strength too. Havana-seed fillers from the DR combine with additional tobacco from Nicaragua and Honduras produce the power. The dark and oily Corojo wrapper looks, smells, feels and smokes great. It’s about $7 per stick at current prices.