Cigar Aficionado’s Top 25 Cigars of 2013: First Release

by Elliot on December 16, 2013

ca-logo-imgAND WE’RE OFF! The first release of the best cigars for 2013 has been published. Below are numbers 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

#6 Arturo Fuente Don Carlos No. 2

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Wrapper: Cameroon
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring: 55
Length: 6″
Rating: 94

These smooth cigars have hints of nut and cocoa with a bit of spice and cedar. Some of the most extensive Fuente tobaccos make up these cigars and they do not disappoint.

#7 Buenaventura BV560

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Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 56
Length: 5 1/2 ”
Rating: 94

This “old school” looking cigar is a Nicaraguan beauty. It has a creamy texture with a taste of roasted peanuts and graham crackers.

#8 Herrera Esteli Piramide Fino

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Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 52
Length: 6″
Rating: 94

A Drew Estate cigar made by Willy Herrera, a recent additional to the Drew team. These cigars medium bodies with a spicy, but earthy and sweet finish.

#9 Gurkha 125th Anniversary XO

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Wrapper: Brazil
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua, Brazil, Dominican Republic
Ring: 60
Length: 6″
Rating: 94

Gurkhas are known for their dramatic and eye-catching packaging, but this cigar is sure to out shine their appearance. With notes of orange peel, leather and cedar, this well balanced smoke is elegant and enjoyable.

#10 Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Spellbound

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Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring: 54
Length: 7 1/2″
Rating: 94

Ashton VSGs have been known to get quite a few high ratings. This cigar is no different. It has hearty flavors of nut, yet a soft caramel sweetness that soothes the pallet.

About Elliot

BnB Tobacco has written 18 posts in this blog.

Elliot writes extensively about how to find the best cigars and wholesale pipe tobacco online from Vienna, VA. He carries forward the fourth generation of cigar enthusiastists in the Boudin family.

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