2018 was a great and busy year for Crowned Heads, with the release of some very popular cigars to some incredible end of the year accolades. Because of that we thought it would be fair to try and dismantle those good vibes by reviewing the Court Reserve XVIII. Maybe we could stop the momentum of greatness… I will tell you now we failed.
The construction of this cigar like most others in the CH lineup is pretty impeccable. No noticeable flaws at all and top notch product used, this cigar really hit the mark in terms of quality. The burn and consistency of this cigar also stood out as being nothing short of great. No runs, canoeing, or pitting. Just even burning all the way through. This cigar does start off with a little kick and confusion, but it doesn’t take long for everything to balance out, providing a myriad of great flavors from bold and rich, to smooth and sweet. We both agreed that this cigar simply wasn’t as delicious early on, so we do suggest some rest for this one.
Give it a few months and this caterpillar will blossom into a beautiful butterfly, and will keep you coming back for more. Produced for loyal following of the CH brand, it was clear no short cuts were made producing this cigar, and in our opinion was one of the best releases of any brand in 2018. Coming in at $9.50 per cigar, we felt the price was extremely gracious and flirting with being a really fantastic deal. Get them while you can, because these bad boys are in limited production.. For now.
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You can get your hands on this cigar for just around $8.00 which makes it a pretty damn good deal. There isn’t anything challenging about this cigar, so in terms of recommendation, but really feel there are some out there that may find this cigar to not be in their wheelhouse. If you do grab one, do yourself a favor… Drink it in the morning with a good cup of coffee. You won't regret it.
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