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RRocket
02-24-2011, 07:19 PM
Recently, I've started to enjoy (a lot, actually) Connecticut cigars. Don't get me wrong...I still reach for a robust Maduro after a rich meal, or with a cup of strong coffee. And when I want something to knock my socks off, I'll reach for a Cuban. But recently, I find myself really enjoying some Connecticut wrapper cigars.

I've recently sampled a couple, and rather enjoy the Oliva Connecticut Reserve.

What are some of your favorites, or what you believe to be the best in this genre? I'm looking for some more to try, and would appreciate any suggestions or mini reviews.

BTcigars
02-24-2011, 08:39 PM
I know what you mean about enjoying Connecticuts again. I really like the Oliva but it is a classic Connecticut because at the end it becomes way to bitter. I found the Arganese Connecticut to be a great cigar. The blend is flavorful and satisfying and it is very much a nubable cigar.

RRocket
02-24-2011, 08:46 PM
^^Hmmm. I haven't found the taste to become bitter, and I've smoked them right down to a nub.

G G
02-24-2011, 08:51 PM
I just can't get into connies. don't have enough oomph for me. I have also smoked some CCs and don't get any strength out of them either.

RevSmoke
02-24-2011, 09:34 PM
I also like the Oliva Conn., the RP Connies are not bad either. The Cabaiguan is also a Connecticut wrapped vitola and is marvelous.

neoflex
02-24-2011, 09:40 PM
Best Connie I have had to date has to be the San Lotano Connecticut but than again this is not your Grandfathers Connecticut. They are spice bombs and a full bodied smoke through and through. If your looking for the typical mild Connie I would have to say the Perdomo Champagne and Casa Toranos are the best IMHO.

RRocket
02-24-2011, 09:40 PM
I just can't get into connies. don't have enough oomph for me. I have also smoked some CCs and don't get any strength out of them either.


Must be smoking the wrong ones.....:)

quantim0
02-24-2011, 10:31 PM
Ashton Cabinet belicoso and Ashton classic are two of favorites. The Berger and Argenti mooch is also a good smoke that isn't $8-10 like the other 2

enlightenedcigar
02-24-2011, 10:41 PM
CAO Gold Vintage, Ashton Classic, 601 Connecticut(for a different conn profile)

pinotguy
02-24-2011, 10:45 PM
+1 on Cabaiguan. I also enjoy the OR Tabacos Baez and the Old Henry Golds.

I see that Ernesto Carrillo has a new line out that uses CT. (Might have to look into these.)

RRocket
02-24-2011, 10:54 PM
Ashton Cabinet belicoso and Ashton classic are two of favorites. The Berger and Argenti mooch is also a good smoke that isn't $8-10 like the other 2


Ah yes, I've had the 8-9-8. Would love to try the Cabinet Belicoso!

GHC_Hambone
02-25-2011, 12:10 AM
Montecristo White, Ashton Classic, 5 Vegas Gold, and RyJ Reserva Real are some of my favorites. Davidoffs are also good but pricey.

lbowles2
02-25-2011, 07:17 AM
+1 for the Perdomo Champaigne. I also really like the Oliva and Camacho connecticuts.

68TriShield
02-25-2011, 07:27 AM
Georges Reserve from Famous
RP ITC 10th Anniversary
601 Connecticut

None of these are what I would describe as mild cigars.

JJG
02-25-2011, 07:37 AM
I think my favorite is the 601 black line, but AVO XOs are also really good, just a tad more mild than the 601s.

thecatch83
02-25-2011, 07:40 AM
I just can't get into connies. don't have enough oomph for me. I have also smoked some CCs and don't get any strength out of them either.

I definitely lean towards the dark side, but I really enjoy a nice CC pepper stick occasionally when I find them over here in Japan, or on deployment in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong etc.

RevSmoke
02-25-2011, 07:48 AM
I think my favorite is the 601 black line, but AVO XOs are also really good, just a tad more mild than the 601s.

AVO XOs are a great smoke. Yes they are fairly mild, but mild with excellent flavors - to be sipped contemplatively and enjoyed. :tu

BC-Axeman
02-25-2011, 08:02 AM
RP Edge Lite are not mild.
RP American Market Select is a great conn.

scoot
02-25-2011, 08:04 AM
The 601 black is the best connecticut cigar I've smoked. Get some while their still around. The Olivas are good. Cabaiguans are also quite good.
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OHRD
02-25-2011, 08:27 AM
I smoke Connecticuts probably 75% of the time (or more). Here are my favorites:

- Nub Connecticut
- Oliva Connecticut Reserve
- Camacho Connecticut
- Angelenos
- Davidoff Thousand Series
- Tesa Cigar Company
- CAO Gold and Gold Vintage
- 5 Vegas Gold
- Cabaiguan
- Torano Casa Torano
- Cigar.com Purple Label
- Berger & Argenti MOOCH

BeerAdvocate
02-25-2011, 09:19 AM
Perdomo, Oliva and Camacho

kaisersozei
02-25-2011, 10:22 AM
I'd rank:

Oliva Conn Reserve (lonsdale)
5V Gold (robusto)
HdM Excalibur

guitar4001
02-25-2011, 11:59 AM
i like Excalibur and Punch Gran Cru, but I think that those are ecuador grown conn shade...i dunno.

kaisersozei
02-25-2011, 12:11 PM
i like Excalibur and Punch Gran Cru, but I think that those are ecuador grown conn shade...i dunno.

That counts :tu Cabaiguan & Oliva use those too

But upon further review, it looks like some of the HdM Excalibur series uses Ecuadorian Sumatra, :sh so I'd have to narrow my choice to the Excalibur Epicure

weak_link
02-26-2011, 08:15 AM
I enjoy a smoke with coffee in the morning and smoke quite a few connies. If I'm feeling spendy the Davidoff's are at the top of my pile, followed by the Avo XO. I really enjoy the woody profiles of those. I'd rate the 5 Vegas Gold over the CAO Gold, but not in the nugget size. It loses something in the pc size. The Oliva is great, as well as the Perdomo Champagne, both of those are quite flavorful. I'd also throw the Graycliff G2 in there but I find them a little hit and miss. Some are a bit too grassy for me, others are in balance and a real treat.
While not a connie, the Partagas Mille Fleur is also a great smoke to have in the morning.

Brooks W
02-26-2011, 08:47 PM
I am really looking forward to the (upcoming) EPC Connecticut coming out at the show this year...I hope it is good :)

~brooks

thecatch83
02-26-2011, 10:46 PM
Punch
AF
Oliva