Another great stogie. The Cohiba Maduro Piramides are similar in taste to the Genios. The smaller ring gauge makes it a little more of a tight draw. With that said the Piramide also seemed to be a bit smoother, some of the more subtle flavors in the cigar seemed to have been more evident than in the larger Cohiba Maduro.
I got them from a shop other than my regular hang-out and they were a little less humidified than I prefer. I have laid down a couple in my humidor for a couple of weeks and will let you know how those smoke at that time. Overall this is a great 35-40 minute smoke. It is smooth, subtly spicy yet a bit stronger than some of the other Cohiba’s.
As a side note I noticed that there are some great deals on boxes of Cohiba Robustos and Cohiba Esplendidos ($450.00) online at Vancouver Cigar… I have verified the authenticity with a visit to their storehouse last week.
The Siglo VI truly is one of the big favorites of the Cohiba brand. Cohiba’s tobacco of course goes through a third fermentation process in barrels, and this makes it rich, complex and smooth nature. I savored this one for almost an hour paring it with a couple glasses of MacCallan 18 year old scotch. The ash was almost difficult to knock off the end of the cigar when it was nearing one inch in length. Apparently the tobacco grows in the Vuelta Abajo district, a distinctively rich farming district with nutrient rich soils.
The most noticeable thing is the quality of construction and its large ring gauge which seems to accentuate a lot of the Cohiba tobacco flavors.