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Quick Smoke: Cruzado Marios

18 Dec 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.”

Where Illusione is predominantly corojo with one component of criollo tobacco, Dion Giolito’s Cruzado line—launched in 2008—is predominantly criollo with one component corojo. The result is a blend that’s less aggressive. The Churchill-sized Marios vitola (7 x 47) has a medium-bodied, balanced profile of leather, coffee, cream, and nutmeg spice. Its wonderful combustion qualities and two-hour smoking time make this complex creation worthy of its $9 price tag.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

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