Septembers in Houston bring the melancholy of Summer drifting away. Yet, they also bring the joy of cooler weather which in Houston is at the ideal temperature between September and near the end of October.

It’s during this time the mosquitoes buzz off and make patio smoking a joyous affair.

With that, I’d like to share our Top 5 cigar picks for September.

Left to Right:

  • Room 101 Daruma Gold – Honduran + Dominican filler – Brazilian Mata Fina binder – Mexican San Andrés wrapper offering a medium bodied smoke, small gauge and premium draw. It paired well with an IPA as the boldness of the beer balanced the lighter smoke profile.
  • Curivari Cigars Achilles Legendario – Cuban seeded Nicaraguan Puro with a soft box press. Boasting the similar look and feel of a Cuban Bolivar it has a big, bold flavor with a medium to full bodied smoke. The draw was good enough and flavor was solid while pairing well with a Glenlivet 18 scotch.
  • Casa Magna Domus Magnus II Caligula – Limited Edition Nicaraguan Puro Sun grown wrapper was my least pleasant of the bunch. Instead of a crescendo, it peaked after the first third and was downhill from there. Too bad because the flavor rocked on the front end, but smoked like a clogged tail pipe the rest of the way.
  • Dunhill Aged Reserva Especial 2003 – An excellent cigar by any measure. Pure medium bodied smoke and loaded with defined flavors of nutmeg and cedar. The ash hung on through full my 40 min + smoke and complemented my Italian Chianti with class.
  • Las Palina Mr. Sam – Named after founder Sam Paley. – it has an Ecuadorian wrapper – Nicaraguan binder + filler. The smooth draw was nice, but it burned quickly which was not so great because I wanted the hearty flavor to last longer. While it lasted, its pairing with a coffee at 3 am after a long night of partying was good enough an experience. The most I can remember is it wasn’t a terrible smoke. I will need to smoke again for a better, clear headed review.
Dunhill 2

Now that’s good ash!

Of the five cigars mentioned here, the Dunhill Aged Reserva Especial 2003 is my top pick. From its flavor down to its build, it was one of the better smokes I’ve had in a while.

Released in 2012 as a true limited edition… It boasts Dominican fillers with Connecticut Broadleaf binder and Connecticut Shade wrapper. Its a beautiful golden color with an buttery draw .

The tight ash is simply a nod to its exquisite construction and premium quality… Which is no stranger to the Dunhill brand.

Houston, if you can get your hands one one go for it. I bought mine at Habana House Cigars in Austin Texas.

There are three people in Houston that I am certain can find this cigar for you:

Jonathan Fiant owner of Cigars by Jonathan
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David Daniels owner of Cigar Envi, Eduardo Rizo Operations Manager of Cigar Envi
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