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Stogie Reviews: 5 Vegas Limitada 2006

28 Feb 2007

limitada-2006.jpgIt’s no secret that 5 Vegas cigars (pronounced “cinco vegas”) was a thriving brand during the cigar boom, but lost momentum as sales fizzled and ultimately looked like another boom casualty. Fortunately, internet retailer Cigar International scooped in and turned it into one of its best sellers.

Now 5 Vegas makes some of my favorite value cigars. With a bit of age, the 5 Vegas Gold is a good mild cigar, the 5 Vegas ‘Red’ line is a solid medium- to full-bodied cigar, and the 5 Vegas ‘A’ line is comparable to the Partagas Black at a fraction of the cost. All of those are available for under or around two dollars a stick.

Compared to those three lines, the 5 Vegas Limitada 2006 is pricey, but still only $4-5 a cigar. Unlike the other 5 Vegas lines, the Limitadas (which are released annually) are available only in one shape – a 6.2 inch by 52 ring gauge torpedo.

This cigar, with its white band (looking suspiciously similar to the Montecristo White) featured an oily wrapper with a few prominent veins. Pre-light, the cigar gave off a very sweet aroma. Additionally, the belicoso was noticeably dense.

After a swift snip from my double guillotine, the cigar lit easily with my three dollar Wal-Mart lighter. The most prominent flavor was a muted mellow tobacco taste, but there was also a nice sweet spice to this medium-bodied stogie. As it developed, a slight marshmallow flavor became noticeable that reminded me of the Montecristo Classic.

I happened to pair this cigar with a hearty Bordeaux, and the combination went well. The construction was solid and the ash would hold for a full inch before falling off with a gentle tap.

While the 5 Vegas Limitada 2006 wouldn’t be out of place after dinner with a glass of port or brandy, it isn’t such a good cigar that it needs a special occasion. For a quality performance, though, the 5 Vegas Limitada 2006 earns a rating of three and 1/2 out of five stogies.

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Patrick S

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11 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: 5 Vegas Limitada 2006”

  1. Patrick S Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 5:59 am #

    Sam-

    Thanks for your concern, but actually I've owned other butane lighters and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.stogieguys.com/2006/12/stogie-guys-friday-sampler-xxii.html&quot; rel="nofollow">this one from Wal-Mart beats them all.

    Plus any time I tell people the price they are shocked and tell me it looks like a $50 lighter.

    Still, if you'd like to get me a gift, I'll gladly email you my address.

  2. Sam Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 10:30 am #

    I have nto had the best experience with 5 vegas. Found their gold line to be extremely green and vegetal tasting. Maybe the red line would be better.

    Patrick my friend- time to invest in a proper lighter. A double guillotine but a Wal Mart Lighter?? Colibiri offers some nice value priced models or better yet, get to the Davidoff online store and get a couple of boxes of long cedar cigar matches. You’ll be the suavest guy around!

  3. Sam Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 12:59 pm #

    Maybe that would make a good comparison story. Some regular matches, a bic lighter, your Wal Mart lighter, a Zippo and some higher end lighters- Colibri, POrsche Design, ST Dupont etc. Maybe some of your vendors could donate for the cause. I will put in for donating a Colibri tri flame if you’re up for it. I have had trouble with a Colibri and another Colibri(The Talon) not one problem.

    You could also do a round robin review of cigar cutters- from the trusty fingernail to one of these-

    http://www.bostoncigarcutter.com/classic_cutter.html

    I would suggest a three month process so they can really be used.

    Let me know what you guys think.

  4. Reggie Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 2:31 pm #

    Stogie Guys,

    I, for one, think Sam’s idea is a good one. Why not put these various products to the test?

    That said, call me old fashioned, but I find good ole wooden matches get the job done.

  5. Patrick A Wednesday, February 28, 2007 at 2:36 pm #

    This is a good idea and one worth exploring. There are many other cigar websites that do product reviews — just like there are many others that do cigar reviews. But why not throw the Stogie Guys hat into the ring?

    Seems like the first step is to gather all of the products…

  6. Chris Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    HAS ANYONE SMOKED THE 5 VEGAS GOLD? PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THOUGHT.

  7. Michael Thursday, July 16, 2009 at 7:20 am #

    can't you buy these cigars at Walmart? I want to know because it's the closest store to my place that sells cheap cigars, and it's still pretty far.

  8. Jim Friday, October 30, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    I have 5 of the 5 Vegas Miamis They are 5.5x something bigger than a 50 maybe 55. I dont know. Never could figure how to measure the width. I would be willing to trade if anyone is interested unless there's some law against it. Send me an email jlotrug@comcast.net

  9. Peter brown Friday, July 25, 2014 at 3:14 am #

    This cigar has a rich satiny surface and a slight nuts taste with mild spicy notes. Consistently packed from top to bottom. I am just little depressed with the brittleness of the wrapper.

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