Cigar Description: Georges Reserve is an aged Nicaraguan, long-filler handmade cigar with a unusual African Cameroon binder. The only place I know that you can get it at is Famous Smoke online. The wrapper is near perfect in it’s construction and is more of a mild-to-medium cigar. It was the first box of cigars I ever bought.
I bought the Corona size, which is a 5 1/2 in length with a ring gauge of 42. Perhaps a bit skinny for some but I found it to be a perfect size. The binder is a natural colour, almost a tan-like hue. And it’s creamy to the palate. The long Nicaraguan fillers are wrapped perfectly so that the draw is even and consistent.
It only attempted to tugboat once but self-correctly easily. All-in-all it took about an hour and a bit to smoke this cigar with very few relights (I think I only had to do one and that was because I had gotten distracted). It re-lit nicely and without any of the bitter taste that often comes with relighting a cigar.
The actual “flavour” of the cigar is a creamy, nutty flavour that isn’t overwhelming on the palate. I found it didn’t take away from what I might be drinking (whether coffee, Red Bull or a beer) but was enough to just enjoy.
I have found that this cigar does far better as it ages over time. I had bought these ones in May/June and have found that recently they have improved immensely. I’d recommend them but only if you put them in your humidor for a couple of months to “settle”.
Rating: Overall, I’d rate these an 8/10.
Cost: At a price of $80/box (25 cigars to a box), that’s about $3.20 per cigar and makes for a nice daily or near daily smoke. Granted, when I bought them I got it for a 2-for-1 deal so my costs were down to $1.60 per cigar but even today, I’m considering getting a box or two of them.