Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fonseca Arana

My Moose, and my friend, Ian
If you are looking for a good smoking ciagar at a very reasonable price, this may just be your cup of tea.  This stick supports a Habano wrapper over a 1998 Criollo binder.  The cap is super thick and firm.  The wrapper leaf is oily and nice to hold.
But the important part is this is one damn good smoke.  it burns well, long and the flavor is top of the line pepper and a hint of spice without being over powering.
It was developed by the same fellow who designed the Casa Magna which we have all come to love and is rated 93.
Currently you can get these for about $2.00+ at your on-line cigar shops such as Cigar International.  For that price they are a steal.
What would I pay?  $8.00 in a cigar store.
One word of caution with this stick.  it is not for working in the yard.  if you let it go out and keep chewing on it it become very bitter.  It is fine if you keep smoking, but don't use it as a work cigar.

Since February 6th I seem to have reviewed about $650 dollars worth of cigars.  As I only reviewed one per day and smoke about six a day you can see this can be one expensive past time.  But it beats the hell out of putting my money in slot machines at the casino.  Give me a good cigar any day.

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