Cigar Aficionado has been the go-to publication for fans of cigars since 1992. Every year the magazine publishes a much-anticipated rundown of the best cigars for the year, and last year was no exception.
Here are Cigar Aficionado's Best Cigars 2018.
The Best Cigars 2018 Has Seen
As usual, the mag has selected 25 top cigars for this year. But, in the spirit of the New Year, we'll be counting them down from 10.
10. Montecristo Nicaragua Series Robusto
Not much can go wrong when you combine chocolate and espresso and this cigar gets the balance just right. It's a collaboration between Rafael Nodal and A J Fernandez, made only from Nicaraguan tobacco and produced in Nicaragua.
9. Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Torpedo
Another Nicaraguan superhero, the Alec Bradley Black Market Esteli Torpedo speaks of raisins and cocoa with a leathery, earthy feel. While the name and crate-like packaging play to the contraband theme and add a little fun to the experience, the cigars are totally compliant with all US laws.
8. Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill
Notes of mesquite and malted chocolate on the nose and palate bundled up in an Ecuador Sumatra wrapper are the winning features of this cigar. The Churchill continues to deliver the award-winning quality we have come to expect from Oliva Serie V Melanio.
7. JFR Lunatic Habano Short Robusto
You'll go nuts for the Robusto's precisely blended notes of walnuts and cashew cleverly layered on a core of coffee beans. The craziest aspect of this cigar is the price. It's one of the cheapest you'll find, delivering great value all rolled up in an Ecuador Habano wrapper.
6. Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art
While the Cameroon wrapper may deliver a slow start to your enjoyment, this little masterpiece packs a powerful punch when it gets going. Look forward to a toasty, nutty smoke followed by hints of spice and citrus.
5. H Upmann Connecticut Churchill
Until Cuban's become legal again, the closest alternative you'll find to this hero of the Havanas is the JR Cuban Alternative. Priced to go, these long filler cigars closely imitate the H Upmann's wonderful flavors of marzipan and chocolate with floral notes and graham crackers to finish.
4. Padrón Family Reserve No. 44 (Natural)
The Padrón Family Reserve No. 44 keeps up the Padron family tradition by making the list again this year. It also delivers the same dynamic blend of nuts, coffee, and chocolate that made these signature cigars famous.
3. The Wise Man Maduro Robusto
This cigar is a real stand out and one of the best vanilla cigars on the market. Add to that a meaty, beefy quality, underlying earthiness and a hint of cocoa and you've got a top three cigar for 2018.
2. My Father La Opulencia Toro
Chocolate and cocoa, oak anise, and nougat all come together in this cigar for a pleasant smoke that only gets better with every draw. The refined marriage of Mexican and Nicaraguan tobaccos works perfectly together to create body, complexity, and good looks, too.
1. E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic
Cigar lovers everywhere have Ernesto Perez-Carrillo to thank for this masterpiece. This cigarmaker's experience and patience have paid off, taking the smoker on a journey through oak and tea to sweet caramel flavors with a burst of candied orange peel.
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(:1f3a1:) What are the cigar aficionado top 10 cigars of 2018?
Cigar Aficionado has been the go-to publication for fans of cigars since 1992. They chose the Best Cigars of the world. Every year the magazine publishes a much-anticipated rundown of the best cigars for the year, and last year was no exception. Here are Cigar Aficionado's Best Cigars 2018.
- E.P. Carrillo Encore Majestic $11.50
- My Father La Opulencia Toro $11.80
- The Wise Man Maduro Robusto $10.50
- Padrón Family Reserve No. 44 (Natural) $32.10
- H Upmann Connecticut Churchill $8.95 ***Substitute for Cuban Cigar
- Arturo Fuente Hemingway Work of Art $9.65
- JFR Lunatic Habano Short Robusto $5.98
- Oliva Serie V Melanio Churchill $14.00
- Alec Bradley Black Market Estelí Torpedo $8.75
- Montecristo Nicaragua Series Robusto $11.75
(:1f44c:)Why the top 25 cigars are the Best Cigars?
Cigar Aficionado Magazine compiles cigars over the year. They do Cigars Blind Tasting and reviews of these cigars. They extensively browse the most extensive collection of cigar ratings. They cover all cigar events and cigar releases. Cigar Manufactures usually sent them first, any press release about new cigars releases. They are the oldest cigar publication, and they have earned the respect of the cigar lovers over the world. Around the 20th of December, every year, the online website stars getting millions of hits from real fans awaiting the final verdict. Cuenca Cigars compiles those winners and allow customers to buy the collection of cigars at a discounted price.
✌️Why should I be looking for the best cigars every year?
Indeed, you don't. But why not? Most Cigar aficionados like to try new cigars releases. Cigars become the epicenter of the people who love cigars. Suppose this is more like research to find the best cigar for you. Reading about cigars become a habit. Listening to what others say about cigars becomes a need. Cigar Aficionado is an authority in the world of cigars. For some, it is essential to see what they have to say!