Cigar review: Much can be said about a cigar’s unique design and look. Striking cigars usually get immediate attention which is a great marketing tool. It will draw you to the smoke , and out of your curiosity factor , might buy it.
I was gifted the La Gloria Cubana Artesanos de Obelisco by a friend and decided it deserved a review. As always how and where I receive the cigar does not impact my subjective judgment. Please partake in the smoke if interested and make your own judgment.
Brand/Name of Cigar: La Gloria Cubana Artesanos Obelisco
Country of Origin: Domincan Republic
Size: 5 x 44 x 57
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler; Dominican, Nicaraguan Ligero
Price: Varies according to quanity purchased
Where and When Smoked: Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge, Los Angeles, 8/3/2019
Purchased: Received gratis from a cigar friend
Appearance/Construction: This box pressed is a unique presentation with an oily feel, solid to the touch with no visable flaws. It is a prime example of an cigar that you will certainly notice. The wrapper is chocolate brown.
Flavor/Taste and Aroma: First third: Cocoa , almonds and a reasonable amount of spice creates a good start without any harshness or difficulty in smoking. Very comfortable in your hand.
Second Third: Somewhat more spice but the other flavors do not suffer or get overwhelmed. The overall mix is well balanced.
Final Third: We like the flavor of the cigar as the blend shines in a way that seems to complement the shape. The profile adds an amount of earthy flavor that impresses me.
Smoking Characteristics: For such a complicated cigar , the burn was cool, stayed true and had no issues.
Conclusion: This cigar has been in the market for years but this was the first time I had a go at it. It’s a winner for me with it’s look, complementary flavors. and fun to smoke attitude.
Final Thoughts and the Numbers: As I was smoking the cigar at the Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge for the review, an associate of the store came to me and wondered what I was smoking. Clearly the shape worked it’s magic on him.
Appearance/Construction: 4.3 out of 5
Flavor, Taste and Aroma: 4.0 out of 5
Smoking Characteristics: 4.3 out of 5
Conclusion/Overall Impression: 4.2 out of 5
Buy a 5 pack for sure.