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Miami Edition 2015 by Sindicato

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Price – $13-$14

Beverage – Coffee/Bottled Water

Size – Salamone (6 7/8 X 52)

Strength – Demi/Sly (2.5/4)

Rating – Expendables (8/10)

Composition:

Wrapper – Corojo (Nicaraguan)

Binder/Filler – Nicaraguan

It’s been a little while since I’ve smoked a Sindicato. When I heard that the Miami Edition was made at the Casa Fernandez factory, it quickly became a no brainer. Here are my thoughts:

  1. Good burn, construction, and draw. My only negative was that I did have to relight a few times.
  2. The strength progressed as I got further along into the cigar, finally resting at a chiseled medium-full
  3. I generally enjoy cigars that have the natural tobacco taste, and this was in no short supply in the Miami. Additionally, you can expect a little sweetness.
  4. My smoke time was one hour and forty five minutes

Now to the two questions:

Would I smoke it again? Yes

Would I give it humidor space? Let’s put it this way, I bought one and and about halfway through, I left the VIP lounge at Casa de Montecristo, ran upstairs and picked up two more. I will probably be purchasing a box of these cigars and I am calling it box worthy.

For most folks, $13-$14 for a cigar is expensive and I wouldn’t necessarily say the Sindicato would be worth the money for all smokers as it does not provide an overly complex smoking experience. However, with the natural tobacco notes, a Cubanesque smoothness, and it being a medium to medium full smoke give me the ability to break away from the normally stouter cigars I smoke without compromising taste. You know a cigar is good when you can’t wait to smoke your next one and that’s how I feel about the Miami. Simply put, I really enjoyed smoking this cigar and I recommend you all to try it as well.

Hex by Sindicato

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Price – $11
Beverage – McDonald’s coffee w/cream and sugar
Size – Churchill (7 X 54)
Strength – Sly (3/4)
Rating – Rambo (7/10)

The only Sindicato I’ve smoked prior to the Hex was the Sindicato Maduro which I really enjoyed. My first time with the Hex and here are my thoughts:

1) Gorgeous, oily Ecuadorian Habano wrapper. The Hex had a great draw, even burn, and good construction.

2) Solid Sly on the strength. I recommend newer smokers have a hearty meal prior, but veterans can skate by with something lighter.

3) I found the Hex to be a peppery cigar

4) My smoke time was one hour and ten minutes

Now to the two questions:

1) Would I smoke it again? Yes

2) Would I give it humidor space? Yes, I’d keep a couple around

I enjoyed the Hex and would compare it to the La Jugada Nunchuck in terms of appearance and smoking experience. I’m not crazy about the price point, but you do get a lot of cigar for the price, so I’d call it fair. I would suggest giving these a shot if you’re looking for a solid full body smoke with good flavor.

Maduro (Box Pressed) by Sindicato

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Price – $12 (I think)

Rating – Expendables (8/10)

Strength Level – Sly (3/4)

I had seen a couple guys on Cigar Dojo talk about Sindicato, but had never smoked one myself until my boy Omar at Casa de Montecristo had recommended this bad boy.

So I fire this thing up and instantly it’s like nothing I’ve ever tasted before, full body with almost had a sweet taste to it as well. At first I wasn’t sure what to think, but as I continued to smoke it, I didn’t want to put the cigar down and eventually smoked it down to my fingers. Now down to business:

Would I smoke it again? Definitely

Would I give it humidor space? Yes

The more I think about this cigar, the more I want to smoke another one and I’m thinking about working this stick into my rotation. Like a championship team, every cigar smoker needs a solid rotation to reach higher levels and I think this stick brings me one step closer to building a championship level rotation of go to cigars. I’d like to compare this to something I’ve smoked in the past, but nothing really comes to mind, get out and give it a shot if you see it at your local cigar shop.

Feel free to comment with what you would say is your preferred rotation, let’s say your top 5 cigars you’d consistently smoke.