Cohiba Siglo V

This morning I was given 2 of these beautiful Cohiba Siglo V tubos from a friend that just came back from Havana..  My buddy has been smoking cigars for years and knows the difference between the real thing and something you buy off the street from someone offering a deal thats too good to be true.  We’ve smoked many a Cuban together and so I offered him an espresso and talked him into spending an hour on the deck so we could light a couple of these up and enjoy the sunshine.  Yes, believe it or not, we DO get the odd sunny day in vancouver at this time of year.

This lonsdale whose factory name is a dalia is 6.6 inches long and has a ring gauge of 43.  Although a bit young, this cigar was a lot smoother than I had expected and upon lighting revealed the usual Cohiba spice and grassiness.. For the most part, I like to smoke a Cohiba at the end of the day after a big meal and often paired with a dark Havana Club but the Siglo series is a tad milder and can be smoked first thing in the morning..

I kept the flame cool and found that chocolate and vanilla were present throughout the whole cigar.  I kept thinking that letting this elegant long cigar age for at least a year would result in a considerably smoother smoking experience but was struck with the mild Cohiba flavors.  I was most of all impressed with the fact that maybe this Tubos might even have a nicer taste than the cabinet Siglo V’s I’ve smoked in the past.  Could be something to do with the fact that it is surrounded by it’s own cedar strip in the tube and the cigar’s complete isolation.

The second Siglo V I was given this morning will NOT see a flame for at least a year.. This one tasted great but I know my patience will be hugely rewarded.