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Stradivarius Churchill Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, March 20, 2013
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Stradivarius Churchill Cigar Review

This 7.5×49 stick features a light tan smooth oily wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap, form even pack and rich peppery cedar aroma, no doubt helped by it’s cedar coffin. This is a $35+ cigar with a claim to fame of using a 15 year old aged wrapper leaf. First light reveals a slightly snug draw with good smoke output showing mild sweet cedar flavors with a very short clean woody finish. The first third burns perfectly and very slowly, taking 25 minutes to pass the first inch with mild-medium flavors of a slightly sweet and smooth cedar and pepper on the draw with a pepper and woody finish which has grown longer. 45 minutes in just finishing the first third, flavors ramp up to medium body and are joined by a slick creamy nuttiness through the draw and the finish carries over the cream and thicker mouth feel. Hitting the 1/2 way point over an hour in, flavors get more robust with a creamy texture and nuttiness taking over on the draw while the cedar and pepper die way down especially on the finish. Ending at 1:45 where it got too warm for my taste the only change has been a good bit of strength kick from the band point back. Thank you very much to my local lounge, Little Corona’s in New Port Richey, FL for providing this for review!

  • stevenknisley

    great review.

  • smitty2012

    Mr. Glynn, I would love to personally thank you for introducing me to the world of fine cigars. As an 18 year old, it’s clearly obvious I am no seasoned vet like yourself. However, I have watched nearly all your reviews and they have greatly expanded my knowledge and opinions on cigars. It sounds cheesy, but every time I receive my paycheck, I go straight to my local brick and mortar (here in lovely Lancaster, Pennsylvania!) and toast a cigar in your honor! Again, thank you! Keep doing what you’re doing!

  • undergroundboxr

    Wow, what a cigar! so whats the oldest cigar you have smoked and do you prefer the older or new cigars? as far as taste goes.

  • stevenknisley

    The packaging for this cigar is so cool. If this was cheaper I would definitely buy one or maybe a few.

  • zanlamb

    This looks like an awesome Cigar. I would love to try one so hopefully will be able to get my hands on one when I’m across in the USA at the end of the year. The only thing that puts me off is the strength kick at the end. I dont want to miss out on any of the stick with a $35 price tag

  • puffrey

    Wow I had no idea about this particular brand being so pricey! Just picked up a few Opus for a buddies getting his Master’s next month and I thought that was pricey! These retail at 5 bucks more!
    Thanks for the review on a stick I will probably never touch!

  • Freddy62

    I received one of these sticks for my birthday, it was good but I do not believe I will be purchasing any due to the hefty price tag. Thanks once again for great reviews Bryan!

  • Griff

    Sounds like you’re paying for the packaging instead of the cigar. I think Ava Maria has one packaged in individual caskets as well that is way overpriced. I think I’ll pass.

  • sh40218

    I’ve been told these are like smoking air. Which could. E good if you like the taste of watered down Macanudos. Lol

    I’ve seen these on the shelves for $34 Churchill & $30 Lonsdale. I just can’t spend that much money on such a mild cigar. Padron 80yr in Nat or Mad is another story…

  • garlar10

    Still cannot believe how expensive these cigars are! you compare it smoking 2 $18 cigars because of the time it takes to smoke. I get sick just thinking about smoking 2 rocky patell 50’s or other strong, expensive cigars, lol.

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