La Gloria Cubana Medaille D’Or No. 2

I just spent an hour and 3/4 with one of these fine fine dalias and found it to be one of the more interesting cigars I’ve ever smoked.  Any time I smoke at thinner gauge ( 43 ) longer cigar ( 6 3/4 inches ) I tend to regard it as somewhat of an elegant experience. I’m not sure why but I think it’s how the cigar looks and feels in your hand. The La Gloria Cubana Medaille D’Or No. 2 will take you on an ever changing journey of flavors that may surprise you and I’ve always felt that the cigars from this brand have a very unique and different flavor profile from almost anything else out of Havana.  The one flavor that I get from these that I’ve never run into before is almost a smoky fig taste that is fairly predominant throughout the whole time it is burning.

Another thing that got my attention was, for what most consider to be a medium strength cigar, the power that comes as you reach the final few inches of this beauty.  This cigar has to be treated with respect and patience because of the heat that can develop when hurried.  There is no shortage of honey and muskiness as well, which are two of the qualities that define the Cuban cigar experience.

As a bit of a footnote, I think that this band and the illustration on the boxes of these cigars are some of the more pleasing and romantic images you can get out of Cuba.  Do yourself a favor and try to find a box of aged samples of these elegant cigars!