Over 15 years of everyday cigar smoking experience. From Serie D. No4 to excessive overpriced Davidoffs, to Black Label Partagas, to the entire line of Fuente, top to bottom, and Padron's. All different flavors, and varied intensity. A lot of great cigars. However the Dunhill Valverdes for me is an everyday mild simple, great flavored cigar, at a perfect size. Right out of the box, no additional aging required these little gunners work everytime. GREAT in the morning, after lunch, on the course, or even after dinner. A perfect back yard soilder, that burns flawless and draws clean every time. With one match you can light and smoke this thing down to the nub. Sadly, that can not be said for cigars triple the price and triple the hype. My favorite pairing is w/ Robert Mondavi cabernet sauvignon 2011, but also goes good with an Irish whiskey.