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Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Oasis - The Leader in Cigar Humidification Since 1997

Cigar Review | Antaro | Tabacalera 5 Stars

The Antaro – Tabacalera 5 Stars is made in Tamboril, Dominican Republic.

Wrapper: San Andrés
Filler: Criollo 98, Seco Cubano, San Vicente
Gauge: 52
Length: 5
Vitola: Belicoso

Dimensions, Zest & Flavours

What are the flavours? There is a dark chocolate carob core. The cigar has some earth and mineral with a white pepper spicy finish. There are hints of wood and tobacco.

Transition Alert

The cigar starts off with the flavors mentioned earlier and mostly a tobacco core. Early on there are tinges of sweet cedar wood and then the cigar moves toward a dark chocolate taste with the sweetness tapering off as the burn gets near near the cigar band.

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Draw, Smoke Output & Finish

There was not a lot of smoke output from this cigar even though the cigar had a medium to medium-light draw. The finish on the palette is very short.

Strength, Vim & Vigor

The strength of the cigar is slightly above medium.

Final Thoughts

The presentation of smoke, burn, ash, coastline, draw, everything was superb. It burned well and didn’t require any touch ups. Towards the band passed the halfway point the flavors became very mild and a slight bitterness took over the cigar. This cigar could benefit from being packed with more tobacco and a tighter roll as well as some ligero.

I recommend giving it a try and also giving it some time in your humidor before smoking.

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2 thoughts on “Cigar Review | Antaro | Tabacalera 5 Stars

  1. Perietta Migranté says:

    this is a very well written + concise review. well done Mark! the recommendations at the end of the article will assist the reader to decide whether the Antaro deserves a place in their humidor. thank you for including them.

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