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Stogie Reviews: Cohiba Siglo VI (Cuban)

25 Feb 2008

You would hard-pressed to find a list of today’s top cigars that didn’t include the Cohiba Siglo VI. This thick Cuban toro (also known as a canonazo) features generous six inch by 52 ring gauge proportions.

Siglo VIPrior to the three I smoked for this review, my last Siglo VI was on New Year’s Eve a few years ago in Barcelona. That cigar was the most expensive I’ve ever purchased – over 50 US dollars – a function of a bad exchange rate and the inflated prices of a fancy hotel bar.

While never inexpensive (if someone offers you a great deal on one of these be very wary…Cuban deals that are too good to be true usually are), fortunately the Siglo VI is can normally be had for far less than $50 each. Packs of three, presented in cedar-lined aluminum tubes, can be found online for about $75, and boxes of ten or 25 cost around $220 and $480, respectively.

For this review I sampled the Siglo VI that’s presented in an ornate gold and black aluminum tube. Inside I found a wrapper with a beautiful caramel brown color. These particular sticks have a bit of age on them as evidenced by a fine layer of plume.

Pre-light I found an aroma of cedar, barnyard, and a subtle fruit taste that reminds me of cognac. The cigar is firm to the touch and the wrapper has only a few small veins.

After lighting up the canonaza I find a full-flavored smoke with earth, subtle spice, and plenty of cedar. While similar to the flavors found in the Cohiba Robusto or the other Siglo vitolas, the Siglo VI is more full-flavored.

It is also is more complex than the Cohiba Robusto. In addition to the initial flavors, I found that underneath the Siglo VI has deep coffee, earth, Burgundian fruit, and even some creaminess creating a remarkably complex, yet smooth, flavor profile.

The construction was equally impressive. The draw was firm and the solid gray ash was sturdy. On occasion the burn became a little uneven, but never to a distracting level.

This Cuban certainly lives up to its reputation as one of the best cigars in the world. Accordingly, the Cohiba Siglo VI earns an impressive rating of five out of five stogies.

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Patrick S

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Drew Estate

23 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Cohiba Siglo VI (Cuban)”

  1. furious Monday, February 25, 2008 at 3:04 am #

    The Siglo VI is usually quite pricey but well worth the expenditure in terms of flavor profile as you so aptly described. That review makes me wish I had a cigar-friendly office policy so I could enjoy one right now with my morning cup of joe.

  2. Ricky Monday, February 25, 2008 at 3:48 am #

    Great review and these are definitely great sticks. I haven't had the tubo VI yet, but I've had a few from various years that have been magnificent. Was this a recent production or did these sticks have a couple years on them, Patrick?

  3. Alex - Cigar Bunch Monday, February 25, 2008 at 4:35 am #

    Good review…Just smoked one last week and you nailed it. It has ton of earhty and cedary flavor and the ash stays there. I found the draw on the tighter side but I went for cutting another layer of the cap and it opened up really nice. Took me an hour and 10 minutes to smoke. I think Siglo VI and Esplendido are classics.

  4. Patrick S Monday, February 25, 2008 at 5:28 am #

    Ricky-

    Let me get back to you on the date. They had a few months of age on them in my humidor, but they could have been aging for a while before I got them. I'm not sure if the Tubos box has a date on it, but given the plume on these, I would suspect at least 6 months to a year of box age.

  5. Daniel Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm #

    :Drool: That's a tasty-sounding cigar.

  6. Jon N. Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 5:59 pm #

    Great review! I just smoked my first Siglo VI tonight, and I think your review pretty much hit the nail on the head here. Lots of cedary, earthy, full-bodied flavor and definitely that signature "chicken coop" / barnyard smell to the stick itself. I'm not sure what that smell comes from, nor do I particularly want to know, but it's fascinating.

    Also, it should be mentioned that the Siglo VI is not to be smoked on an empty stomach. This one'll make your head swim for hours and hours. I'm not sure how I'd feel about smoking one in the morning, either — unless it was a weekend morning, and/or I felt like being completely unproductive the rest of the day!

  7. Frank Loewen Thursday, March 13, 2008 at 4:54 pm #

    you mentioned you could buy 3pack of cohiba vi for 75$. what site would that be

  8. David Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 11:48 am #

    Burgundian fruit?

  9. Daniel M Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 11:28 am #

    A great freind of mine has just come back from cuba and has gifted me one for my birthday. I cant wait for a great excuse to light it up!

  10. Дмитрий Friday, November 28, 2008 at 7:50 pm #

    Хорошая статья. Обязательно буду ждать продолжения. Тема безусловно интересна всем.

  11. MAURO MARASCA Monday, May 25, 2009 at 5:21 am #

    PLEASE, ANY QUESTION:

    WHERE I SELL A PACK OF 25 COHIBA SIGLO VI???

    ANSWER ME PLEASE!!!

  12. БaйaчaБeбe Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 5:57 pm #

    Вот это да… Много комментов и совсем ни одного по делу 🙂

  13. БaкинcкийPoмaн Monday, August 24, 2009 at 7:06 pm #

    Уважаемые, а нельзя оставлять комментарии непосредственно по теме, а не разную глупость типа Автор молодец и т.д.

  14. BabanQurban Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    Автор, а скажите а куда написать по поводу обмена ссылок (на какое мыло)?

  15. Марк Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 10:58 pm #

    Отличный сайт! Если нужно убить парочку часиков – вам сюда 🙂

  16. John Werner Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    The Siglo VI is my absolute favorite. I really can't add much more to the review as it is "spot-on". A real benchmark in stogies.

  17. John Werner Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm #

    The Siglo VI is my absolute favorite. I really can't add much more to the review as it is "spot-on". A real benchmark in stogies. I'd love to find another Cuban I like as much…Any suggestions?

  18. PeterP. Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 11:14 am #

    just came back from europe (greece) and had the chance to enjoy several cubans while there…everything from Romeo & Juliettas to partagas to montecristos. the siglo VI was by far my favorite. theyre expensive (26 euros retail each) but well worth it. the review is dead on. i

    was lucky enough to bring a 3 pack of tubos home with me (57 euros at the airport duty free shops) and have already planned out the special dates in the coming year to smoke them. my only regret is not buying a full box while i was there…oh well, theres always next summer!!!

  19. Jcannon Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    Truly the Best Smoke I have ever had and I put this over any Padron Although I love Padron's with a Passion This smoke was full of flavor smooth Creamy. If you see it and can get buy it try it as your 1st cigar of the day, this is a selfish cigar it demands its own time and day to be enjoyed properly

    Cheers ..EL Pollo Loco

  20. Peter Brown Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    Very nicely manufactured and the wrapper had unraveled a bit but motionless even burning, firm draw at the start.

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