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I've been smoking Rolando Reyes' cigars for at least 20 years. My favorites were the original Cuba Aliados that JR had an exclusive distribution agreement on going back to before the "cigar boom" of the 90s. The Puros Indios line was developed partly as a means to allow the company to take advantage of the boom outside of that stranglehold agreement. These Cetros are supposedly the same blend as the higher priced Puros Indios. While I'm not sure that is strictly true, they certainly have much of the instantly recognizable distinctive flavor of the regular Puros line. If they are 2nds, it is not because of their flavor or smokability.
I can't describe the subtleties of a cigar they way "connoisseurs" do (and while I can appreciate a really fine ultra-premium blend, I'll be damned if I can detect the myriad nuances these "experts" claim to taste), but I'm not in a position to smoke $10+ cigars all the time. So when I can't spring for some of my favorites (Liga Privada Undercrowns, Don Pepin Garcia JJ, Flor de las Antilles to name a few), these Cetros keep me happy. No, they don't taste like any of those, but they are very well constructed, burn evenly, deliver lots of smooth medium bodied smoke, and stay smooth almost to the nub.
By Jay on Aug 20, 2014
So far I have only smoked two of the 25. First one was not smokable because it was packed too soft. The 2nd one was just right and tasted very good. Looking forward to the 3rd one and the rest.....hope the soft one was a fluke....which happens.
By James on Aug 13, 2014