Our cigar reviews and ratings section offers detailed information on the cigar and wrapper size. You can also find detailed information on the pre-smoke, taste and strength. Our cigar ratings reflects all the above information and is based on a 1-20 scale, with 1 being the lowest and 20 being the highest possible score. Be sure to read our cigar reviews before you make a purchase of cigars online!
Licenciados cigars are made by Manuel Quesada in Manufactura de Tabacos S.A. (MATASA) in the Dominican Republic. First introduced in 1989 as an affordable cigar with all the great qualities of Cuban cigars. It rivaled big name cigars thanks to having a rating of 93 in the summer of 1994 by Cigar Aficionado.
The Bauza brand may well be the best kept secret at Casa Fuente. Named after a pre-Embargo Cuban brand no longer produced for export, the cigars are now produced in the Dominican Republic for Mike’s Cigars by none other than the First Family of Cigars, Carlos Sr. and Carlito Fuente.
This cigar looks great. A beautiful dark natural color with no significant flaws. I found the cigar a little firm but it didn’t feel heavy. The wrapper and foot of the cigar gave a little grassy smell, nice. I cut the cigar w/ my Palio cutter and lit it with my single flame butane lighter
Great appearance, nice medium brown in color and no large veins. Nice Construction, the feel was firm but not hard. Nice straightforward tobacco smell to the wrapper and foot of the cigar. I cut the cigar w/ my Palio cutter
This cigar looks really nice. The band is simple and classic. Overall, this is a very attractive cigar. The White features good construction with no blemishes. There were no veins to speak of and cut easily. It has a nice tight feel that slightly yields. The pre-light aroma was slightly sweet and toasty with nutty hints.
Pre Light inspection revealed a well constructed cigar with no veins, a beautiful Connecticut wrapper and triple cap. Sniffing the foot revealed slight fragrances of earth. Lighting was very easy using a kitchen match. The light was quite even.
Pre light inspection reveals a beautiful square pressed robusto with a perfect Cameroon wrapper. Sniffing the foot, I can smell what seems like Chocolate Mint Ice cream… I think I am delusional. The cap is perfect, there is one small vein in the wrapper and it is firm with no soft spots. The cut is accomplished with a wedge cutter and the cigar is enjoyed without benefit of a beverage.
Wrapper shows off a fairly smooth texture with only a few veins along with a dark brown color and nice oily look. The cigar has a nice solid feel to the touch. Wrapper and foot of the cigar gave a nice tobacco smell. I cut the cigar w/ my Palio cutter and lit it with my single flame butane lighter (XikAR)
We guarantee that every transaction you make at MIKESCIGARS.COM will be 100% safe. Our secure server software (SSL) is the industry standard and among the best software available today for secure commerce transactions. We employ independent security services that monitor the web site 24/7/365 and provide alerts for any breach.