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

by Elliot on December 19, 2013

ca-logo-imgThe final cigars have been released and we couldn’t agree more with several of Cigar Aficionado’s choices. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

#11 Oliva Serie O Churchill

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Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 50
Length: 7″
Rating: 94

Oliva cigars are known to be on the top list. The Serie O has a earthy flavor with notes of cocoa and cedar with a bit of cranberry. They are pure Nicaraguan cigars made with tobaccos in Jalapa, Condega and Esteli.

#12 L’Atelier Lat56

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Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 56
Length: 6 1/2″
Rating: 94

Pete Johnson, known for the Tatuaje brand, teamed up with the Garcia family, My Father Cigars. They are delicious with hints of wood and chocolate.

#13 Fuente Fuente OpusX Super Belicoso

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Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring: 52
Length: 5 1/2″
Rating: 94

This somewhat short cigar is packed with complex spice and bold flavors. With a leathery texture, this cigar is perfect for the more experienced smoker.

#14 La Flor Dominicana Oro Chisel

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Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring: 54
Length: 6 1/4″
Rating: 94

A full-bodied cigar with a tasty ginger and wood flavor. These cigars were released in 2012 and have been doing very well ever since.

#15 Fernando Leon Family Reserve Belicoso

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Wrapper: Dominican Republic
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Peru, Dominican Republic, Brazil
Ring: 52
Length: 6 1/4″
Rating: 94

After being in the cigar business for over 100 years, the Fernando Leon Family decided to pay tribute to their father who passed a  few years ago. This cigar has a sweet raisin taste and the perfect balance of spice and cocoa. The Corojo-seed wrapper is a silky finish to this delicious cigar.

#16 Asylum Premium 2012 Vintage 44×4

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Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 44
Length: 4″
Rating: 94

Another pure Nicaraguan cigar, the Asylum Premium 2012 Vintage 44×4 has hints of leather, coffee and green apples. It’s short size is surprisingly flavorful and a bit tart.

#17 La Aroma de Cuba Mi Amor Reserva Maximo

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Wrapper: Mexico
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 54
Length: 5 1/2″
Rating: 94

These cigars are box-pressed beauties! The Nicaraguan tobaccos are rich and decadent while the Cuban-seed Oscuro wrapper makes for a creamy, oily experience. Each cigar is packed with delicious spices, hints of cocoa, and earthy flavor.

#18 Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary Robusto

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Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 50
Length: 5″
Rating: 93

Rocky Patel 15th Anniversary cigars are made in Nicaragua. They are delicious smokes that are nutty and rich, with lots of hickory flavor on the palate. The cigar has spicy pepper finish with the combination of earth, espresso and sweet chocolate.

#19 My Father Le Bijou 1922 Box Press Torpedo

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Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 52
Length: 6 1/8″
Rating: 93

My Father Cigars have several cigars ranked highly by Cigar Aficionado. The Le Bijou 1922 Box Press Torpedo has a beautiful Habano wrapper with tastes of red-pepper that morph into a sweet coffee bean, cocoa flavor.

#20 Nat Sherman Timeless Collection Divino

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Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Ring: 50
Length: 5″
Rating: 93

For over 80 years, Nat Sherman has been making and selling cigars. Their newest spin is the Nat Sherman Timeless collection which has a slight maple flavor with a leather and earthy finish.

#21 Bolivar Royal Corona

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Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Ring: 50
Length: 4 7/8″
Rating: 93

These Cuban cigars have a traditional, yet powerful complexity with leather and earthy notes throughout. The sweet hints of chocolate and licorice sooth the full-bodied smoke.

#22 La Palina Classic Toro

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Wrapper: Brazil
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Ring: 50
Length: 6″
Rating: 93

A delicious cigar with a nice nutty and tangy flavor, the La Palina Classic Toro is a beauty. The Havana-seed wrapper ties in the flavors, making it a memorable smoke.

#23 Casa Magna Colorado Extraordinario

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Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Ring: 58
Length: 7″
Rating: 93

This large cigar is packed with earth and spice. It has a leathery taste, but the sweet nougat and cocoa make the Casa Magna Colorado Extraordinario a balanced cigar.

#24 Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto

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Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Ring: 50
Length: 5″
Rating: 92

These creamy and delicate cigars have a luscious taste that stays with the palette while the aroma infuses the air. These cigars are a true treat and fantastic smoking experience.

#25 Romeo by Romeo y Julieta Toro En Tubo

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Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Ring: 54
Length: 6″
Rating: 92

Romeo by Romeo y Julieta cigars are made with a dark, oily wrapper. A little bit more bold than other Romeo y Julieta cigars, these have hints of coffee with a complex flavor. It seems like these newer cigars are doing well for one of the best-selling cigar brands.

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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