Cigar Aficionado Announces Top 25 Cigars of 2009

Leave the first response January 8, 2010 / Posted in Cigar Smoking Tips

The gentlemen at Cigar Aficionado magazine rated over 700 cigars in 2009 and have posted their Top 25 list.

“Just as in the original tests, the coordinator stripped each cigar of its identifying cigar band and gave each cigar a new code known only to him (and he is not one of the tasters). The cigars were then smoked by a panel of senior tasters from the magazine, each with a minimum of 12 years experience in cigar tastings. The cigars were rated on their appearance, smoking characteristics, flavor and overall impression, and those scores were averaged for each cigar. At the conclusion of that round, the best of the cigars were rebanded once again with a new code and resmoked by the panel to ensure their consistent quality, and to find the very best. This final tasting consisted of 14 cigars, all of them wonderful, none of them mediocre.”

Congratulations to all of the Top 25 and especially to the number one cigar, accoring to CA: The Padron Family Reserve No. 45 Maduro

Click here to see the complete list.

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