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Old 04-09-2008, 08:08 AM   #1
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So, I've got a box of PSD4's with a little over a year of rest on them that I will slowly be starting in to but hopefully letting rest some more. And I've got a box of RASS's that I think are about 6 months old that will be waiting a while yet, probably hit those after the PSD4's are gone.

But since it's tax return season I figure it's a good time to add another box or two to the collection in the hopes of getting a few years of age on them. I was thinking about a box of Montecristo Especial No. 2 based on Chris's review, I really love the flavors he described in that cigar. But are there any other must have's out there that I should add to my collection first or in addition to?

Thanks in advance!

Trent

Wish there was an easier way to find some boxes with some age on them already but I haven't had a lot of luck with that and don't want to break the bank either.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:25 AM   #2
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Re: What next

Trent - are you planning to age them yourself? And if so, for how long?
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:31 AM   #3
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I plan on letting them age at the minimum of 1 year. I have enough stock now to probably go at least 2 years, which is my ideal goal but often times I don't have the discipline to wait that long. I didn't smoke a lot this winter so a lot of my stock has close to a year on it now which was part of my plan since I bought early and often. The Frigidor and the 300 ct are pretty much packed tight so there's plenty there to last me a good long while.


Long story short, they'll sit safely for at least a year, 2 years is a pretty safe bet, after that all bets are off but some will still be hanging around I'm sure. Of course I'll probably have to try one fairly early on just as a comparison.
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:01 AM   #4
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Re: What next

Also depends on what you are wanting to spend. I love PSP2's and Partigas Luci's. There are alot of good smokes out there. Are you wanting to stay under 200 or between 200-300?
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I would go for something H Upmann as long as it was not the Mag 46. Or something different I would chose the Sancho Panza Corona. Two of my favorite ones and a bit of a chance to find some with age without breaking the bank
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:19 AM   #6
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If I can stay under $200 I'd probably get 2 boxes, Over that then I'd probably just get 1 box. I don't have a problem spending good money for good smokes. I know my original question was pretty open ended. I love the PSD4's and the RASS I've smoked was good but still very young. Hints of cocoa, coffee and leather are some of my favorites, I like a full bodied, med-full flavored smoke.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:57 AM   #7
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If you can get a box of ERDM Choix Supremes with a couple of years on them - I would go for that. Choix with age on them are fantastic - much stronger and more flavorful then when they are young. I like them younger too - but a 5 year old Choix is one of my favorites.

I also love Hoyo Epicure 2's - they smoke well young and with age on them.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 04-11-2008, 05:51 AM   #8
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You can't go wrong with the Trinidad Reyes. With two years I have found these to be great. I would say the same about the HDM petit robusto.

I also love the ERDM choix supreme; an awesome smoke.
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Re: What next

Originally Posted by T_Nugent
So, I've got a box of PSD4's with a little over a year of rest on them that I will slowly be starting in to but hopefully letting rest some more. And I've got a box of RASS's that I think are about 6 months old that will be waiting a while yet, probably hit those after the PSD4's are gone.
PSD4 are famous for having a sick period. (other cigars will do this as well)
About midway through the aging process (a year or so in) they will have an off taste.
It is hard to say when this changes - usually a year or so later.
The only way to truelly understand how much change can occure -
you have to taste your way through it.
A 4 years old SD4 can be a marvolous thing.
That said - many people enjoy the SD4 young.
It is one of the recommended way of smoking this cigar.
As well as well aged! (4-5 years) They really change!!!!
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Old 04-13-2008, 08:46 AM   #10
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Re: What next

Originally Posted by CastleCrest
Originally Posted by T_Nugent
So, I've got a box of PSD4's with a little over a year of rest on them that I will slowly be starting in to but hopefully letting rest some more. And I've got a box of RASS's that I think are about 6 months old that will be waiting a while yet, probably hit those after the PSD4's are gone.
PSD4 are famous for having a sick period. (other cigars will do this as well)
About midway through the aging process (a year or so in) they will have an off taste.
It is hard to say when this changes - usually a year or so later.
The only way to truelly understand how much change can occure -
you have to taste your way through it.
A 4 years old SD4 can be a marvolous thing.
That said - many people enjoy the SD4 young.
It is one of the recommended way of smoking this cigar.
As well as well aged! (4-5 years) They really change!!!!
Interesting, I had not heard that before. I actually smoked one early on and was pretty impressed, I just figured it was my uneducated pallete. I still have troubles with the different tastes on occasion, someday I'll get smarter. But thats also part of the reason I want to get another box now, hopefully in a year or two the cigars will be ready and so will I.
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