Take 5: Great Cigars Projected For CA Top 25

Welcome to our 2nd installment of Take 5 – a series aimed at bringing you short, unique perspectives on certain facets within the cigar and/or wine industries.  As the name implies, each Take 5 segment is intended to be read/viewed in five minutes or less.

We had such a good time predicting Cigar Aficionado’s #1 Cigar of the Year (click here to read that crystal ball prediction) that we decided to keep our focus on the CA list. This time however, we turn our attention to those unannounced cigars ranked 11 thru 25.

For years there have been a number of rock solid cigars that capture the attention of cigar enthusiasts everywhere. Yet for some reason these great cigars seem to always go unnoticed by the industry’s most prestigious “Best Of” list.

Once again we use our trusty little crystal ball in an attempt to predict those cigars whose time has come.  Cigars we feel are sure to land a spot on the coveted Cigar Aficionado Top 25. While there’s no way of knowing for sure which cigars will be chosen, we feel pretty good about the chances of these 5 cigars – enjoy!

El Diario Kill Bill
Company: La Palina
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Nicaragua

Liga Privada T52
Company: Drew Estate
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Stalk-Cut Connecticut Habano
Binder: Brazilian Mata Fina
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua

Padilla Studio Tobac
Company: Oliva Cigar Company
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Room 101 OSOK
Company: Davidoff of Geneva
Country: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Dominican Republic, Honduras

Torano Vault
Company: Torano Family Cigars
Country: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Honduras, Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

6 thoughts on “Take 5: Great Cigars Projected For CA Top 25

      • Here are some others that I think will be there…all of these scored well in the past twelve months…

        Punch Tubo Cuban
        Jose Seijas Signature Series
        La Flor Dominicana Cameroon Cabinet Chisel
        Savinelli Dos Campeones
        Edmundo Dontes Conde 54 Cuban
        El Baton
        Kristoff Corojo Limitada
        Juan Lopez No. 2
        Quesada Q’Etat Howitzer

        • Great additions Coop, the LFD and Howitzer were also on my short list. Tomorrow should be interesting to say the least.

    • From my understanding…there is a deadline for cigars to be eligible. I believe it is October 1st and I also believe it needs to have been rated before that. I know LAT got its scores in December. I believe Melanio was not scored before that.

      I know the Rocky 50 was scored after October 1st last year. I’d look for those cigars you mention in 2013.

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