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Croizet XO Gold

Rating: ★★★★ Origin: Cognac, France Type: Brandy ABV: 40% Price: A$179 (Aus), $US100 (USA) Croizet XO Gold is made up of eaux-de-vie made from grapes that have been grown in the Grande Champagne region of Cognac in France, which is probably the most sought … Continue reading

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Padrón 1964 Anniversary Series (Nicaragua)

Rating: ★★★★★ Draw: Exceptional Burn: Exceptional Construction: Superb Consistency: Excellent Flavours: The draw and initial flavours are woody with twigs and dry leaves, leather and a smoky note (think smoked meats) with a maduro rich finish, the slight bitterness of green olives and a mild … Continue reading

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Montecristo No 2 (Cuba)

Score: 94/100 Draw: Excellent. Burn: Excellent. Construction: Excellent, no complaints. Consistency: Good, I’ve smoked 5 of these cigars and have enjoyed every one. Flavours: On first puff there was a sudden realisation that this was a classic cigar – rich wood, cocoa and spice interlaced … Continue reading

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DEAU Louis Memory

Rating: ★★★★ ABV: 40% Origin: Cognac, France Try it with: Romeo y Julieta No 1 cigar (Cuba) DEAU is a cognac producer with a rich history spanning several generations of the Bru Legaret family. Despite such a rich history its eaux-de-vie was mostly used … Continue reading

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DEAU Napoléon

Score: 91/100 ABV: 40% Origin: Cognac, France DEAU is a cognac producer with a rich history spanning several generations of the Bru Legaret family. Despite such a rich history its eaux-de-vie was mostly used by other cognac houses in France until quite recently, … Continue reading

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Hine Homage

Score: 87/100 ABV: 40% Origin: Cognac, France (aged in the UK) Price: $120 Hine Homage is a blend of “early landing cognacs” from three vintages – 1984, 1986 and 1987 – that were distilled from fermented grapes grown in the … Continue reading

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