5 Vegas Relic – Perfecto

I was looking through my blog for previous reviews of 5 Vegas cigars, and I am sad to say that this is my first one.  The 5 Vegas “A” Series cigars are some of my very most favorite, ranking in my Top 5 favorite cigars of all.  It really surprises me that I haven’t written about them before.

I picked up a 5-pack of these Relics from Joe Cigar about a month ago.  I had never heard of this vitola but since it was 5 Vegas, I was very interested in trying it.

This cigar was my 2nd to smoke in the 5-pack.  It started spicy like the previous one and mellowed somewhat after a while, but it remained spicy during the whole smoke.  It had plenty of smoke, but it didn’t stay lit very well towards the end, I had to relight it several times before I finally put it down.  The burn was also uneven, I had to relight it a couple of times on 1 side only to try to even it up.  And I wasn’t smoking it very fast, which could contribute to it going out, but I only put it down for 5-10 minutes at a time, which I have done with many other cigars without an issue.  Other than the spice, I also tasted small hints of a creamy flavor.  It is an interesting smoke, but not nearly as good as the “A” Series cigars that I love so much from 5 Vegas.

I’ll smoke the rest of the 5-pack I bought, but I won’t be jumping at the next sale I see on this particular stick.

Cigar Details:
Wrapper:
Dominican Corojo
Filler: Dominican ‘96 Piloto, Corojo, Criollo
Size: Price: $5 or less.  5-pack for $19.99 0nline.
Cigar Aficianado Rating: not found
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