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We were very excited a month ago when we received in the post a very sexy little plastic cube with the great logo of La Casa Del Tabaco

We then received a link to download their new mobile app. A great and user friendly interface that allows you basically to do everything… but smoke!!

You can buy your favorite cigars, browse from countries to countries or brands, but as well buy accessories.
The greatest part for us was to Link the devices we received in the post with the application. This little synchronisation allow the user to follow almost instantly the temperature and humidity in their cigar humidors .We had two devices so we could inspect the two humidors at the same time.
After a month of usage you can also download the record of average temperature and humidity. It records everything. You slowly become addict and spend your time checking your humidors !!

For all of you with Excellent files of stocks, no need anymore!!! you can add your stock very easily on the app and keep track of it.

a must have to be even more connected with our favourite cigars.

La Casa Del Tabaco – New Mobile Application

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Origin : CubaTrinidad
Size : 166 x 52
Price : ~$18 each
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Draw : 6 out of 6 stars
Burn : 5 out of 6 stars
Flavour : 5 out of 6 stars
Aroma : 4 out of 6 stars
Strength : 5 out of 6 stars


We have received this great review from a reader who contacted us by email. We wanted to repost it!

Reader Review Trinidad La Trova Review

The Trinidad La Trova is a cigar that I’ve been looking forward to smoking for a long time. After a few purchases with Montefortuna Cigars, they sent one of them for free, so here I am to tell you my experience with such a beast.

1st Part

At first sight, the Trinidad La Trova is a very beautiful cigar. It’s huge (166mm x 52 Ring Gauge). The double band and the pigtail make it look very exclusive.

I love “Pigtail” cigars because I don’t need a cutter and the draw is usually excellent. The last pigtail cigar I smoked was the Cohiba Talisman Limited Edition 2017, which was also excellent.

I take my time to light it, I don’t want to ruin the experience lighting La Trova in a bad way. The first draw is perfect. It’s a medium full cigar. Woody taste and a little bit bitter, but that’s how I like my cigars. I’ve been smoking for 20 years and anything below the medium full spectrum is not something that I usually smoke.

There’s a lot of smoke. I really like that. There is nothing worse than smoking a cigar with a tight draw and no smoke.

2nd Part

Now I’m getting close to the first half. I like it because it’s getting stronger. I’m pairing the Cigar with a Whiskey, not one of the good ones, but I couldn’t resist.

With La Trova I feel the flavours at the back of my palate, near the throat and in the back of my tongue. That’s why I like to pair this type of cigar with Whiskeys to enhance those flavours.

It is turning out to be even better than at the beginning. I’m starting to feel the heat.

3rd Part

After almost an hour I passed the 2nd third. What a lovely cigar. At this point is where I really enjoy the smoke. Strong taste, the heat, and the flavours have developed. It has turned out to be sweeter and the flavours are more present in the tongue rather than at the back of my palate.

I had to remove both bands and surprisingly I didn’t have to light it again. At this stage, I can tell that I’ve enjoyed this cigar from the beginning till the end. Earthly and woody notes came up in the last 2 thirds but still being sweet. Nothing to do with the bitterness from the first draws. I was scared that the development was not going to be satisfactory. But now I understand how premium the Trinidad Cigars are. Apparently, they are as exclusive as Cohiba.
I really hope I transmitted my experience in a clear way, it’s one of the first times that I review a cigar. Definitively recommended.

Cigar Review – Trinidad La Trova (LCDH)

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Origin : Cuba
Format : RobustoCohiba
Size : 5″ x 50 ring gauge (124mm)Hand-Made
Price : ~ € 100 / $ 120
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Draw : 6 out of 6 stars
Burn : 4.5 out of 6 stars
Flavour : 4 out of 6 stars
Aroma : 5 out of 6 stars
Strength : 5.5 out of 6 stars

16 years ago, Habanos SA introduced to the world the very first Reserva in 2003. It was the cohiba selection reserva. The reserva (and the grand reserva) series allow aficionados to enjoy cigars made entirely from a single year crop.
In the case of the Cohiba Robusto Reserva (reviewed here below), all leafs come from 2014. The cigar comes in 5000 numbered boxes of 20 cigars.


First Part

I was very excited to crack the Cohiba robusto reserva. However the price in France of 100euros per cigar increased the expectation very much.

As I lit the Cohiba the first feeling of strength is very strong. After few puffs of a very well constructed cigar you can experience a long finish high acidity on the back of the palate. The very Easy draw creates a great density of smoke. Very rich and developing a nice aroma.

The regular production cohiba robust are always medium to full but this one it to me much stronger, very powerful smoke.

On the palate there are loads of dark cocoa notes and bitter coffee.

AMAZING aroma building slowly. The strength is not too overwhelming, strongly enough it is so round and balanced that you just enjoy it, a true cigar.

The first development brings a lovely sweetness and nuttiness soft finish compared to the beginning. You have the feeling you can get on an aged siglo 5.

As the ash is building it feels a bit loose and not strong.

Definitely a strong smoke but the craziness of the beginning soften slowly and brings more nutty and vanilla notes than dark rich flavours.

Very surprised by the strength keeps on being stronger and stronger. Slight bitterness toward the end of the flavours. Some parts brings up a harsh finish. You feel the blend still didn’t fully settle.

Great Cohiba flavours. Woody nutty. Slight sweetness.

Second Part

Construction is great. But the blend really need to settle and will settle amazingly as it is like a young powerful horse right now. Going all the directions and hard to control.

Second part is slightly softer. The dark cocoa beans come back with very little sweetness but the flavours are dominated by the wooddiness. The aromas is very nice. The structure on the palate is off dry and not as round as you would expect from a Reserva series.

Amazing nuttiness toward the end of the second third. Strength keeps on increasing !!!

Third Part

Slowly the strength decrease and it allows the flavours to really show up.

The cigar went off and I took 2-3 minutes to re light it. The last third would have been maybe too strong. The fact that I let the cigar off so a little while cool it down and was very enjoyable after.

The end feels a bit underfilled and the flavours dry.

Clearly this cigar is a beast to become, the aroma is incredible. So rich.

The flavours stay in the palate for a long time and turns out to be extremely nutty and sweet. Surprising feeling for the strong strength of the smoke.

The feeling of inderfilled was very short the Cohiba Robusto Reserva Turns out to be absolutely fine. The heat and strength really increase toward the very end as from the beginning I really enjoy the aroma of this cigar. True Cuban fine cigar.

Cigar Review – Cohiba Robusto Reserva (Cosecha 2014)

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Origin : CubaSancho Panza
Format : Romeo
Size : 162 mm x 52
Ring : 5
Price : USD 20-
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Sancho Panza appeared on a cigar in 1848. The brand takes it name from the novel of Miguel Cervantes: Don Quixote.

The marca develops intense medium strength cigars with a high ageing potential. If you have the chance to enjoy a Sancho Panza Sancho from the late 90s they are pure pleasure and they are still around on the market.

I was very pleased to receive an early Christmas gift from La Casa Del Tabaco Knokke to review this cigar.

Draw : 4.5 out of 6 stars
Burn : 4 out of 6 stars
Flavour : 4.5 out of 6 stars
Aroma : 4 out of 6 stars
Strength : 4.5 out of 6 stars


I always enjoy the big double figurados shape. They require patience and love. The pointy part car be a pain for some people as not much flavours and smoke comes out of this part. Indeed, you are first enjoying the binder mainly until you reach the widest part of the cigar where finally the cigar express itself and already warm.

The first part was light in strength but tasty. Quick start in the woody and sweet notes.

Very quickly the cigar increases slowly in intensity and shows it has a lot to bring us in the next few years. However this increase of strength did not bring harshness nor bitterness as you would normally expect from young cigar. It is surprisingly smooth and elegant with medium power.

The second part shows an amazing burn and draw. The construction is perfect and allows us to enjoy the ash shape of a double figurados.

Some very nice toasty and roasted coffee notes appear, great woodiness. It is always nice to have a new cigar developing very quickly this velvety texture of great aged ones.

On the palate sometimes it can be slightly dry but great density of smoke always comes out.

Some coconut notes are leading the last third and a high heat takes over the cigar.
I really enjoyed the combination of strength and salty finish. Happily surprised with the round linger flavours of the blend so far.

The very last part turns out to be very oaky, this sweet vanilla woody notes.
All throughout the cigar the blend was changing very quickly. shows it needs sometimes to all be one. But so far it was not too fresh not aggressive like other new releases.

Maybe one of the best fresh cigar I had for a long time

Funny burn at the end but great strong flavour. Real smoke. Well done !!

Cigar Review – Sancho Panza Gran Quixote Exclusivo BELUX

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Origin : CubaRafael Gonzalez
Format : Petit Robusto
Size : 4 (102mm) x 50
Price : $14 each
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Cigar Rating

Draw : 4 out of 6 stars
Burn : 5 out of 6 stars
Flavour : 3 out of 6 stars
Aroma : 4 out of 6 stars
Strength : 3 out of 6 stars

Our dear friend from Sweden who runs another interesting blog (click here), just shared with us his review of the new Regional Edition cigar from Habanos Nordic.


Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Milk chocolate, oily and silky smooth wrapper with tiny veins.

Construction: Firm even feel.

Cold draw: Light wood notes and nuttiness.

1st third: Starts with a oak wood heavy note, followed by salty peanuts and freshly ground coffee.

2nd third: Keeps the oak wood notes, but the other notes now turn to a toasted bread and lightly roasted hazelnuts. There is also a faint hint of sweetness that lingers in the aftertaste.

The burn: Burns steady and fairly sharp with a white-ish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium to cool feeling on the tounge. The draw is a classic Cuban draw, a little tighter but still perfect.

3rd third: Keeps previous flavors and also I’m getting a peppery feeling on the lips.

Conclusion: Medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. Perfect for an late afternoon or evening smoke. It reminds me of an Montecristo but without the chocolate and earthy notes. Think this would match perfectly with a dark rum, I’m thinking a Havana Club 15 year old, or a cup of coffee.

Result: In my book this is an 90 point cigar.

/Cigarmaster André

Cigar Review – Rafael Gonzalez Báltico North Star 2017 Nordico

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