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Gertrude Stein, you ain't seen nuthin' yet - Billy Bob Sixpack on 12/04/2015
It was the late, great Gertrude stein who famously said "A rose is a rose is a rose". (that's debatable) What isn't debatable, when it comes to cigars, is a second is a second is a second. No cigar maker turns out a second on purpose. But Mike's 1898 seconds should make you wanna find out how good the 1898 firsts are! Back around 2003-2004 B.D. (before divorce) when I had $$ to spend, I'd spring for the 1898s. How good they were--and, no doubt, still are. But these 2nds are really good. Mild taste, good construction, nicely wrapped, and very smokeable. The only fly in the ointment is the draw is not as consistent from cigar to cigar. But for those smokers looking to save a buck or twenty, give these a try. Gave 'em 4 stars, but they're closer to 4-1/2.