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Old 04-13-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Greycliff Chateau Grand Cru

Received this as a gift and thought Id give an NC a go. Always been curious about Greycliff; theyre have a superlative wine cellar and quite a cigar rolling floor. Cigar is about a Churchill size. No idea what it is called?

The cigar has a gorgeous dark brown oily wrapper the very fine veins. It has a perfect triple cap, with an oily feel and some plume; very impressive looking and feeling. The smell is barnyard and the first initial puffs are of chocolate with a pleasant aftertaste. It is medium-full strength with a spicy core that leaves a touch of fresh olive oil notes on the tongue.

The cigar really lets out a tremendous volume of cigar without every feeling under filled. Habanos should take notice. Are they bunched differently than Habanos?

Past the first third, the spiciness really picks up. I think I should slow down a little on it. The spice was due to excessive heat which subsided into a real rich velvety bouquet once I slowed down.

This is some cigar! Bravo. For me, I know its not a Cuban cigar. Lacks the twang and familiarity I am use to. Not that it is bad, just different. Like your woman wearing a wig in bed; different & a change of pace, yet just as nice and pleasing.
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Received this as a gift and thought Id give an NC a go. Always been curious about Greycliff; theyre have a superlative wine cellar and quite a cigar rolling floor. Cigar is about a Churchill size. No idea what it is called?

The cigar has a gorgeous dark brown oily wrapper the very fine veins. It has a perfect triple cap, with an oily feel and some plume; very impressive looking and feeling. The smell is barnyard and the first initial puffs are of chocolate with a pleasant aftertaste. It is medium-full strength with a spicy core that leaves a touch of fresh olive oil notes on the tongue.

The cigar really lets out a tremendous volume of cigar without every feeling under filled. Habanos should take notice. Are they bunched differently than Habanos?

Past the first third, the spiciness really picks up. I think I should slow down a little on it. The spice was due to excessive heat which subsided into a real rich velvety bouquet once I slowed down.

This is some cigar! Bravo. For me, I know its not a Cuban cigar. Lacks the twang and familiarity I am use to. Not that it is bad, just different. Like your woman wearing a wig in bed; different & a change of pace, yet just as nice and pleasing.
What an analogy, good review Moses.
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Greycliff Chateau Grand Cru

Those are a favorite of mine...pricey, but a favorite...
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:43 PM   #4
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Nice review, Moses. I like the analogy, too.

The Grand Cru Salomon was the only Graycliff that ever impressed me.
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My woman makes me wear the wig in bed.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:33 PM   #6
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Default Re: Greycliff Chateau Grand Cru

This is one of the Graycliffs I enjoy as well, along with the original blend Espressos. And like Peter, love the analogy.
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