TOP 10 BEST CIGARS OF 2015

by Facciamo Puff

Top 10 of the Year & Cigar of the Year – la classifica dei 10 migliori sigari fumati nel 2015, novità o meno e basata esclusivamente sul rating assegnato e/o su eventuali ri-fumate avvenute nel corso dell’anno, se per una data linea vi sono due o più sigari verrà scelto quello con il rating più alto.

Al numero #1 sarà assegnato il titolo di sigaro dell’anno 2015 per Facciamo Puff. La presentazione dei TOP 10 sarà schedulata attraverso diverse pubblicazioni onde poter meglio veicolare, specialmente sui social, il riconoscimento assegnato.

LA CLASSIFICA

CIGAR OF THE YEAR  | No. 1 | SAN LOTANO REQUIEM HABANO Toro

An EPIC smoke for FULL-body lovers. A.J. Fernandez is a magician, a real magician because what he has built with this blend is something magic. If I’m forced to describe this cigar with just few words I would say: aromatic complexity and harmony. I know he care his cigars daily and … now I feel why. A perfect business card of his company to demonstrate, if ever proof were needed, what it can achieve.

PAESE: Nicaragua


FORMATO: 54 x 6 


MANIFATTURA: Tabacalera Fernandez


FASCIA: Habano Brasile


SOTTOFASCIA:  Nicaragua


RIPIENO: Honduras, Nicaragua & AJ Fernandez Select

No. 2 | NICARAO EXCLUSIVO Diadema Cajita Exclusiva para Italia

Much more than just a cigar, it’s an aromatic explosion that is varied and funny. A deep and complex smoke that will satisfy the most discerning palate with a caressing sweetness but even the shyest. Never predictable always manages to surprise the smoker with something new at every puff, thanks to a masterfully realized blend that manifest with grace and elegance tons of flavors. Notes of leather, spices, roasted nut, coffee, hazelnut, dark chocolate, yeast , bread fill the air. In short a lot of stuff for an endless sensory pleasure, I call it a masterpiece and certainly one of the most rewarding smoke of 2015.

PAESE: Nicaragua


FORMATO: 55 x 9 1/5 


MANIFATTURA: Tabacalera Fernandez


FASCIA: Nicaragua Natural maduro Habano


SOTTOFASCIA:  Nicaragua


RIPIENO: Nicaragua

No. 3 | DAVIDOFF ESCURIO Gran Toro

A cigar that surprised me with a stimulating blend, elegant and intriguing. The excitement and sophistication gifted from smoking this cigar are above the average, in some ways indescribable and priceless. The key to understanding this cigar is twofold, emotional and physical. The emotional side is based in Rio de Janeiro, the soul of Brazil with its rhythms and the intrigue of his nights, the physical one discover the Brazilian tobaccos with their sweet and spicy overtones. In both readings what you can really appreciate is the splendid balance and sweetness of this unique cigar.

PAESE: Rep. Dominicana


FORMATO: 58 x 5.5


MANIFATTURA: Tabadom


FASCIA: Ecuador Habano


SOTTOFASCIA:  Cubra Brasile


RIPIENO: Cubra e Mata Fina Brasile, San Vicente – Piloto e Olor/Piloto Rep. Dominicana

No. 4 | ARTURO FUENTE OPUS X  Perfecxion

A sensorial rollercoaster where density, creaminess, boldness, pepper and spices create an amazing texture. A chilli chocolate masterpiece that use balsamic notes also to lead the carousel and guide you to an unbelievable final part that is chewable, opulent, with a balanced acidity and extremely tasty. Incredibly good it comes with a huge array of aromatic flavors such as coffee, earth, wood, spices, caramel, cinnamon, spices balsamic cream, pepper, cardamom and anise.

PAESE: Rep. Dominicana


FORMATO: 48 x 6 1/4


MANIFATTURA: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia


FASCIA: Chateau de la Fuente Sungrown Habano Rep. Dominicana


SOTTOFASCIA:  Chateau de la Fuente Rep. Dominicana


RIPIENO: Chateau de la Fuente Rep. Dominicana

No. 5 | PADRON 1964 ANNIVERSARY SERIES Torpedo

Try to describe this cigar is quite a non-sense, I think that the magnitude of this stogie is hardly to describe with few words only. What I want to emphasize is the harmony and the overall balance that this cigar is able to express, a perfect mix between strength and flavors, aromas and tastes, complexity and easy enjoyment. It will surprise you and make you fall in love at the same time. An outstanding and opulent smoke.

PAESE: Nicaragua


FORMATO: 52 x 6


MANIFATTURA: Tabacos Cubanica S.A.


FASCIA: Nicaragua Habano


SOTTOFASCIA:  Nicaragua


RIPIENO: Nicaragua

No. 6 | ASHTON VIRGIN SUN GROWN Robusto

An extraordinary cigar in my opinion with a personal expression that is worth to try. Undoubtedly a pure classic but pay attention it’s not and never will be a cigar for babies, its bold and its high-level intensity can be far from what the Dominican smoker is accustomed to light up. A triumph of sweetness with notes of earth, wood, caramel, dried fruit and a thousand shades of cocoa with balsamic herb on background. Full body and powerful this is a bluntly cigar with a decidedly intricate expression yet complex and filling.

PAESE: Rep. Dominicana


FORMATO: 50 x 5.5


MANIFATTURA: Tabacalera A. Fuente y Cia


FASCIA: Ecuador Sumatra


SOTTOFASCIA:  Rep. Dominicana


RIPIENO: Rep. Dominicana

No. 7 | CAMACHO TRIPLE MADURO 60/6

If a line of cigars can have a king, for the Camacho Triple Maduro line the 60/6 it’s the ideal candidate. Tonic at the right point, fun to smoke for its variety of aromatic expression it cuddle the smoker like a cheeky cat. More enjoyable than his brothers, it’s less scratchy and more intriguing as long as we do not search for strong and wild emotions. A cruise in the placid sea of pleasure or, if you prefer, a journey in the factory of Willy Wonka. Among the Double Toro is one of the most expressive and complete I’ve ever smoked.

PAESE: Honduras


FORMATO: 60 x 6


MANIFATTURA: Agroindustrias Laepe S.A.


FASCIA: San Andres Maduro Messicana


SOTTOFASCIA:  Authentic Corojo Maduro Honduras


RIPIENO: Maduro (Honduras, Rep. Dominicana, Brasile)

No. 8 | ALEC BRADLEY COYOL Gordo

A B.B.B. cigar or Big Bang Blend, a luscious aromatic bomb that on the palate leave a surprising greased feeling, like condensed milk, which greatly pleases. Floral, spicy and exotic with cinnamon, citrus, vanilla, hazelnut, coffee, milk and chocolate notes. I do not feel sharp boundaries in the expressiveness of the Coyol Gordo, rather it offers a unique and gorgeous resulting, surrounded by a global nutty sweetness. An aromatic steam that shows no sign of weakening, on a balanced structure with a long standing taste.

PAESE: Honduras


FORMATO: 60 x 6


MANIFATTURA: Raices Cubanas


FASCIA: Trojes Honduras


SOTTOFASCIA:  Trojes Honduras, Jalapa Nicaragua


RIPIENO: Trojes Honduras, Estelì e Condega Nicaragua

No. 9 | EAST INDIA TRADING COMPANY ROGUE Tyrant

An authentic beauty and flavorful full-body cigar, deep but tremendously intriguing and complex. The king of contrasts and of the delightful game between sweet and non-sweet notes. It surprises at every puff and it’s easy to fall in love with it. The East India Trading Company of Gurkha is proving to be a genuine surprise and on this line it’s impossible to don’t enjoy the wonderful work that these selected tobaccos are able to express and elevate this cigar to a level of pure excellence.

PAESE: Nicaragua


FORMATO: 52 x 5


MANIFATTURA: American Caribbean Tobacco Corporation


FASCIA: Nicaragua Habano


SOTTOFASCIA:  Nicaragua


RIPIENO: 3 year aged Nicaragua

No. 10 | CAO FLATHEAD V660 Carb

Although there are very different opinions on this smoke, some good and some bad, I’m saying you that it’s an excellent smoke. Structure, flavor’s quality and global harmony are present at high level. It’s not shine for complexity in my personal opinion but it’s absolutely above the average and higly enjoyable for its pastry background. Sure a thick and fat smoke over notes of honey, caramel and earth, a tasty cigar from the first puff to the last one and if it will give you what it gave me you’ll be an happy man.

PAESE: Nicaragua


FORMATO: 60 x 6″


MANIFATTURA: STG Estelí


FASCIA: Connecticut Broadleaf


SOTTOFASCIA:  Ecuador Connecticut


RIPIENO: Nicaragua Ligero e Piloto Cubano Ligero

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