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Berger & Argenti Exile Perfection2 Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, September 4, 2009
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This 7×49 stick offers a unique packaging approach, putting a faux newspaper clipping around the foot as a little twister for effect. The aroma is of cocoa and the stick is firm and satiny with just a little texture to the wrapper. Draw was perfect with just the right amount of resistance for a slow smooth approach. Burn was excellent all the way down to the band point where unfortunately a small tear in the wrapper from a glue glob under the band prompted the finish of the smoke, at the 1:45 point. Had that not occurred this would have been a 2+ hour cigar easily. Body and strength were paired and varied slightly from beginning to end, finishing up at medium-full. Flavors included coffee at points, cocoa on the second half, slight wood notes up front and a touch of oil and pepper on the finish which was clean and short. Thank you very much to Berger & Argenti for generously donating this stick for review, it is greatly appreciated! As far as finding EXILE cigars, call their toll free number during normal business hours (EST), 1-800-815-1155.

  • Khyber

    Are these a different blend than the standard exile?

  • Apparently so. The marketing material here touts ‘Repackaged & reblended’.

  • Sean

    shame about the label issue, seems like a good stick

  • It was a very good stick!

  • EyeSack

    Interesting review Bryan! I’ve been a huge fan of my original Exile churchills and am holding onto them for as long as I can, since apparently Cuban Imports has gone out of business. I always enjoy your videos! One thing: the newsprint is a copy of a newspaper headlining JFK’s announcement of the Cuban embargo. Can’t wait to try one of these new ones!

  • JB

    Do you remember which wrapper this was? The Maduro or the Rosado?

  • I don’t recall

  • apasquale

    What would you recommend for a cigar closest to this one? AJP

    Someone gave me an Exile wrapped completely in the NYC newpaper wrap, didn’t think much of it until I smoked it, I was floored, sure as amazing taste, and now I am obsessed…

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