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Quick Smoke: Crux du Connoisseur No. 2

14 Nov 2015

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


When I got the OK from my doctor to rejoin the land of the living, I had already decided this lovely 6.5-inch lancero would be my first smoke. Minnesota-based Crux sent me three samples when I was on the medically induced wagon, and the dark, oily Habano Jalapa wrapper was enticing. The cigar did not disappoint. The blend, with a Nicaraguan binder and Honduran filler, made an immediate impact with spice and cedar. The spice moved up and down in intensity throughout, and other flavors, from coffee to nuts, intermingled as well. Draw was a little tight in spots, but not really detrimental; construction and burn, always a concern with thin cigars (38 ring gauge), was excellent. A cigar you’ll want to smoke.

Verdict = Buy.

George E

photo credit: Stogie Guys


2 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Crux du Connoisseur No. 2”

  1. Swede214 Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 10:41 am #

    Glad to here your back,{to normal}

  2. George E. Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 11:58 pm #

    Well, I’m not so sure about the “normal” part, but I am back. Thanks!