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Quick Smoke: Artisan’s Selection by PG No. 2

21 Jan 2018

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.”

Top Bordeaux winemakers often make a “second wine” that shares the general characteristics of the higher-priced release but lacks some of the complexity and sophistication. In many ways, Artisan’s Selection by Paul Garmirian has a similar relationship to the more expensive PG Gourmet blend. With an Ecuadorian-grown wrapper around Dominican binder and filler tobaccos, this toro-sized No. 2 produces balanced, mild, creamy flavors with light cedar and roast cashew notes. The well-constructed $9 cigar isn’t for those who only enjoy full-bodied cigars, but if you appreciate cigars that emphasize smoothness, this is one to try.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick S

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