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First Impression – 5 Vegas Limitada 2009

To be fair, I should mention that this is a first impression review. I try to smoke at least 2 to 3 cigars before doing a review. Unfortunately I couldn’t get my hands on more. Anyway…It was time to reach into the Cigars Direct goody bag again. What I pulled out was tonight’s review, the 5 vegas Limitada 2009. This is a small yearly production and I have never had any previous releases.

 

Wrapper: Dominican Corojo (2002)

Binder: Piloto Cubano (2003)

Filler: Piloto Cubano 2003 and Criollo Ligero 2004

Size: Belicoso 6.2 x 52

Price: Around $8.00 to $10.00

 

Pre-smoke & Construction:

This was a rugged, oily, yet attractive looking cigar. The wrapper had one large vein and a few medium to small ones. Overall the cigar was packed evenly except towards the cap, where it became a little spongy. When I sniffed the wrapper and foot, I picked up a fairly strong natural earthy tobacco odor, along with a sweet spice. The pre-light draw was perfect, and had a earthy, sweet, and simple natural tobacco taste.

Construction was good, requiring only a couple touch up’s on the burn. The ash held firm for over an inch.

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Flavor:

The first third began with very simple and subtle peppery notes. As long we we are talking about subtle flavors, next up was a slight earthiness. The smoke feel was toasty and the finish (aftertaste) had an interesting flavor that I lack words to describe. As I progressed more, woody notes combined with sweetness came about. Strange but decent.

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The second third wasn’t a lot to talk about… The sweet pepper remained, along with the toasty finish. Woody notes lingered just like before, along with the sweet woody flavors I mentioned before. Basically a carbon copy of the first third.

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The last third, like the previous ones, didn’t offer too much. One subtle change was all the flavors I mentioned before remained but took on a sweet tinge. Other then that, copy and paste my previous comments and that sums up the last third.

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Conclusion:

The cigar wasn’t  bad, but didn’t wow me in any way. I’d say it fell in the medium body range. The flavors seemed one dimensional and flat, but were never bad. I guess for such a hyped cigar, I expected more complexities and body. Considering this is the only time I’ve tried this cigar, I’ll try another one if I run across them. If your experience was the same or different, I’d appreciate your opinions. Is this review accurate or am I way off base here? Be brutal, I can take it.

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11 Responses to “First Impression – 5 Vegas Limitada 2009”

Mike - KnightRid January 17th, 2010 at 9:38 am

I also only had 1 of these and it was also kind of flat on the flavors. I did finish it, but wasnt enticed enough to try to look for more.

Mike

Mike - KnightRid January 17th, 2010 at 9:39 am

OH – cut your hair, you look like a hippie =) LOL

Stew January 17th, 2010 at 10:23 am

Tom,

Nice review buddy but I can’t comment because I never had one. Now buy me some and mail them to me! Do it now! (LOL) J/K.

TruDog January 17th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Tom…I agree with you about the flavors being flat…from the appearance of the cigar(which looks excellant) I think you expect alot more out of it…nice review.

Bryan Glynn January 17th, 2010 at 2:37 pm

One of the few 5 Vegas I have not tried yet, but looks like it falls in line with the rest overall. The AAA looks interesting.

Adam January 17th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

I’m not too sure. I’ve only had one and personally thought they were overpriced, but that was only one stick (I think it was a 2007 or 2008 Limitada).

Tom January 18th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Cool at least my review was in the ballpark.

Mike – I’ll cut my hair if you do yours first.

Justin January 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

This is just for my good friend Tom who loves hate mail. This is A JOKE>

Once again this damn long haired hippie has to post his dribble about how he knows about cigars. When will this guy give it up, get a damn hair cut and stop posting about his tastes and thoughts about cigars. You taste wood, huh, when was the last time you ate a piece of wood?

You name the blog Toms Cigars, year real f’n original you creepy bastard. You have the power to make small children cry and just a glimpse of you.

The only thing this blog is missing is some guy who is Gay for Gurkha named Anthony.

Creepy bastards forever

Jan January 20th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

Tom – How bout you and Mike do a split screen review together while getting your hair cut??? Ha ha ha.. Just kidding..
I was a hair brother many years ago. Once it starts falling out you have to let it go…
Love your reviews. Keep it up.

cheap cigars online October 18th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

This one was pretty good, but I agree with the first post, it was a little flat. Is this blog dead- no postings since last year. I like what I see, too bad if it died.Buttery Cigars

thepipeandpint April 26th, 2012 at 9:25 am

I had this smoke in greensboro, NC at thepipeandpint.net.

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