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

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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.



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