Our Top Cigars of 2010 (And a Poll) – from MM

It’s that time of year when bloggers start looking back and try to form a list of their favorite cigars of the year. Toasted Foot will be submitting three lists this each year – three from me (MM), and three from JJ.

Here’s how it’ll work. We’ll each submit three lists:

Top 10 Cigars – the 10 best cigars we reviewed this year, whether they were released in 2010 or not.

Top 5 New Cigar Releases – the 5 best cigars reviewed this year, that were released in 2010.

Honorable Mentions – the cigars that didn’t quite crack either list, but were worth mentioning; they will include cigars from 2010 as well as past years.

Our lists will be quite different, as I prefer Mild/Medium cigars with creamier profiles, while JJ prefers Medium/Full bodied cigars with spicier profiles.

Also, though one cigar may have scored higher when originally reviewed, that doesn’t necessarily mean it ranks higher on these lists. We take into account a feature that isn’t always considered on a cigar review – how often we’ve smoked the cigar throughout the year. When you initially review a cigar, you never know how it’s going to make its way into your daily smoking routine.

Without anymore explanation (sorry about all that), here are my lists (MM):

Top 10 Cigars:

10. Tatuaje Cabaiguan, Robusto (Review)

9. 13th Floor Foundation Series, Robusto (Review)

8. Pride Connecticut, Lancero (Review)

7. D’Crossier Diplomacy Series, Limited Edition 2008, Robusto (Review)

6. Illusione Epernay, Le Petite (Review)

5. Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie, Toro (Review)

4. E.P. Carrillo Edicion Inaugural 2009, Robusto (Review)

3. Berger & Argenti MOOCH, Schnorr (Review)

2. 262 Cigars Ideology, Toro (Review)

1. Tatuaje El Triunfador, Robusto (new blend) (Review)

Top 5 New Cigar Releases:

5. 13th Floor Foundation Series, Robusto

4. Joya de Nicaragua Cabinetta Serie 7, Toro

3. Berger & Argenti MOOCH, Schnorr

2. 262 Cigars Ideology, Toro

1. Tatuaje El Triunfador, Robusto (new blend)

Honorable Mentions:

6. Nica Libre, Principe (Review)

5. Camacho Connecticut, Monarcha (Review)

4. Tesa Havanita, Lancero (Review)

3. Gispert Maduro, Robusto (Review)

2. AVO Classic, Toro (Review)

1. J.C. Newman Diamond Crown, Robusto (Review)

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