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Old 06-14-2012, 12:57 AM   #1
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I was one of the lucky winners in the My Cuban Wheel giveaway, and got a lovely box which can be seen here: http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/k...heel%20Cigars/

Tasty sticks, these. Impeccable construction, nice draw, even burn. Slightly flaky ash, but that didn't detract from the taste one bit.

I'd characterize the No. 1 as light progressing to medium bodied, smooth, elegant, well structured, with hints of woodsiness, creaminess and caramel sweetness. I am not normally a fan of lighter cigars, but this one won me over with its clean structure of fine flavors and its lingering, thoroughly enjoyable finish.

The No. 11 was medium bodied progressing to full, with a lot of similarity in flavor and structure to the No. 1, but with more richness and power and less sweetness. Clean, elegant and well structured, with a consistently enjoyable progression of subtle flavor.

These cigars are not powerhouses, nor do they have clearly and readily identifiable flavor notes that come out and hit you in the face with chocolate or pepper or spice. What they do have is elegance and superb flavor balance. I'm giving this brand a solid thumbs-up; there is a lot of subtle complexity and quality here, and the construction is excellent. These are really very nice cigars, and I'm looking forward to trying more of them.
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:18 AM   #2
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I was one of the lucky winners in the My Cuban Wheel giveaway, and got a lovely box which can be seen here: http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/k...heel%20Cigars/

Tasty sticks, these. Impeccable construction, nice draw, even burn. Slightly flaky ash, but that didn't detract from the taste one bit.

I'd characterize the No. 1 as light progressing to medium bodied, smooth, elegant, well structured, with hints of woodsiness, creaminess and caramel sweetness. I am not normally a fan of lighter cigars, but this one won me over with its clean structure of fine flavors and its lingering, thoroughly enjoyable finish.

The No. 11 was medium bodied progressing to full, with a lot of similarity in flavor and structure to the No. 1, but with more richness and power and less sweetness. Clean, elegant and well structured, with a consistently enjoyable progression of subtle flavor.

These cigars are not powerhouses, nor do they have clearly and readily identifiable flavor notes that come out and hit you in the face with chocolate or pepper or spice. What they do have is elegance and superb flavor balance. I'm giving this brand a solid thumbs-up; there is a lot of subtle complexity and quality here, and the construction is excellent. These are really very nice cigars, and I'm looking forward to trying more of them.
Great review! My box came in yesterday, can't wait to light one of these up today!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for the review Tanith!
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Old 06-14-2012, 05:23 AM   #4
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Sounds interesting, was hoping to see a review of these soon.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:10 AM   #5
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Can we See some pictures of these sticks?
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:51 AM   #6
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Drew, there is a link in the OP.

I was able to get 2 of these sticks to try. I'll get to them this weekend. I will post my thoughts as well.
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Thanks for the review. I look forward to smoking one of these (at least) this weekend.
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Old 06-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #8
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Nice review Tanith, it sounds like your experience with the II was similar to mine. I am looking forward to trying the I today.
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Old 06-14-2012, 10:48 PM   #9
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:43 PM   #10
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http://s282.photobucket.com/albums/k...heel%20Cigars/ is the link where you can see some droolsome pictures of the tasty sticks.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:41 AM   #11
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I really enjoyes No 1 blend. No 2 was just okay in my book.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:48 AM   #12
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The two I tried to smoke this weekend ran and tunneled right out of the gate, sadly I had to pitch 'em. I don't think I can give them a third try.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:53 AM   #13
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The two I tried to smoke this weekend ran and tunneled right out of the gate, sadly I had to pitch 'em. I don't think I can give them a third try.
Try letting them rest Darren. Mine were very moist when I got them, if not they were free in the end
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Try letting them rest Darren. Mine were very moist when I got them, if not they were free in the end
That's a good point, Jake. I was just frustrated after reading how good these were ROTT.
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Also, Moreno noted on the MCW facebook page that some dry boxing will really help these sticks come alive as he gave them some extra humidity prior to shipping.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:27 PM   #16
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The two I tried to smoke this weekend ran and tunneled right out of the gate, sadly I had to pitch 'em. I don't think I can give them a third try.
Smoking my third one out of the box right now, the #1 in the torpedo shape. Perfect burn and draw. Subtle, woodsy, aromatic and tasty with a nice clean finish. Rest and dry boxing might help some?
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:47 PM   #17
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Great review! My box came in yesterday, can't wait to light one of these up today!!
Thanks for the sample in my July lottery winnings, Bill. Thanks to you I can say I've tried one of these.

The flavors were of baked goods; reminded me somewhat of biscotti, with almond and vanilla undertones. Berries and currants in the finish. The smoke was lush. The size of the #II is huge, much more than I like, so I only got about halfway through the stick. But I got every bit of enjoyment out of it that I wanted.

In this new cigar boom we're experiencing, we're going to see a lot of opportunists starting up brands with catchy names and not much else; it's good to smoke a cigar like this one, in which you can taste not only the expertise of the maker, but the love he has for the leaf.

Bravo, Moreno. Keep it up.
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Old 09-03-2012, 07:00 PM   #18
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I got one in a NST, the No.II gonna light it up tonight
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:35 PM   #19
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Just ordered the Sampler!
Most of the time,I like medium to full,We will see!
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yea I just ordered a sampler too and talked to the owner he said the samplers are stored in 72% and really do need to be dry boxed or aged at 65% btw they are having a great black friday sale
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