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Quick Smoke: El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme (Cuban)

27 Jun 2010

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”


This Cuban cigar features a smooth golden wrapper and classic robusto proportions. It is a roller coaster of flavors and construction. It starts with tangy sour notes of orange peel, overpowering the cedar and paper tastes. This continues along until nearly the final third, when more balanced honey and nut flavors finally emerge. The construction is similar, with multiple touch-ups needed on an uneven burn that finally settles down in the final 20 minutes. I’m hoping some serious aging will improve this cigar because it does show some potential but, despite a pleasant finish, this particular roller coaster is not a fun ride.

Verdict = Sell.

Patrick S

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  1. Quick Smoke: El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme (Cuban) - Sunday, February 27, 2011

    […] Eight months ago, I found this attractive Cuban robusto to be too inconsistent and too young tasting to be worth the trouble, but I did note that it showed some potential after “some serious aging.” With that in mind, I lit up another from the same batch to see how it was developing. The cigar has improved, but I think it will be be better still with more age. Some of the bitterness has dropped off revealing a balanced, medium-bodied flavor of cream, cedar, paper, and toast. The construction is significantly improved, with an even burn and an easy draw requiring no re-lights. Despite it’s shortcomings, I’m becoming increasingly confident that after another 6-12 months in the humidor, this Cuban will develop into an excellent smoke. […]