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Quick Smoke: Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 9

16 May 2009

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 9

While I enjoyed this belicoso-shaped stick (6.25 x 52) when I reviewed it in September 2007, I could have done without the traces of sour, stale notes that popped up from time to time. Today, after approximately 20 months in my humidor, those unfortunate flavors were gone, leaving behind a not-too-creamy, not-too-spicy profile of sweet hay, graham, earth, and tea. The already impressive physical properties were also improved. The moral of the story? Pick up this Sumatra-seed Ecuadorian sungrown-wrapped cigar, be patient, and you will be rewarded handsomely.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Sungrown No. 9”

  1. st Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    Got one of these in a sampler recently and really did not like it – tasted bland and (as you noted in your earlier review) kind of sour all the way through. Never bad enough to put it down altogether, but in the end I felt like it was a wasted hour I could have spent smoking something else. I don't know if I have the patience to get another one and let it sleep that long…