Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Review

Brand: Rocky Patel                                   Country:  Honduras
   Size: 7 x 48                                            Wrapper:  Maduro
 Price: $8.90 (Buy)

Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 Review

The Label Factor:

Despite being rather plain, the Rocky Patel Vintage 1990 has an attractive label. The deep red and gold of the label really stands out against the dark brown maduro wrapper, giving a very classy appearance to an already distinguished looking stick. If this guy smoked cigars, it was probably the RP Vintage 1990. And for the record, I have no idea who that is, I just googled “distinguished” and he popped up. I doubt he was smoking cigars post 1990 though… or living.

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Montecristo No.2 Review

Brand: Montecristo                                           Country:  Cuba
   Size: 6.1 x 52                                                Wrapper:  Cuban
 Price: Variable

Montecristo No.2 Review

The Label Factor:

Other than the whole Castro thing, it must be pretty nice to be a Cuban cigar maker. You don’t have to put a ton of effort into creating a flashy label, as the word “Habana” is more than enough to make cigar connoisseurs everywhere spend their hard earned dough. The Montecristo has one of the simplest labels you will find. But, because of that “Habana”, I want it!

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Headley Grange Review

Brand: Crowned Heads                                   Country:  Dominican Republic
   Size: 5.5 x 52                                                Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sumatra
 Price: $10.00 (Buy)

Headley Grange Cigar Review
The Label Factor:

Have you heard of the KISS design principle? I think Crowned Heads has. The Headley Grange has a simple, clean and classy label with an interesting texture along the edge. The colors are great and I am of the opinion that one can never go wrong with black and gold. (Note: KISS design principle not to be confused with the other KISS design principle, although if they made a cigar, I’d try it)

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Alec Bradley Prensado Review

Brand: Alec Bradley                                    Country:  Honduras
   Size: Gran Toro 6 x 54                             Wrapper:  Trojas Corojo
 Price: $11.75 (Buy)

Alec Bradley Prensado Review
The Label Factor:

This is a gorgeous cigar. It’s not just the label either — the Prensado just looks and feels fantastic. The wrapper reminds me of a dark wood. Mahogany.  It’s a deep brown with some black veins. The golden embossed label really stands out in contrast to the dark wrapper. Really, the Prensado looks like a work of art. Even my fiance, who knows nothing about cigars, saw me lighting this up and said “Oooh, that’s a pretty cigar.” Obviously this girl’s taste in cigar labels is as good as her taste in men.

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