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    Quote Originally Posted by ha_banos View Post
    It's very very plush! So I had to have a posh cigar
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B6BYGD0H...=1pl5jwsr5x513

    Way posher than JJ's.
    What's the venting like? Is it like JJs or like No 1? As I find no 1 not great... especially when the lounge is full

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    Trinidad Topes x 2

    I need to start by saying that the Topes EL16 is one of my favourite cigars. However, I tried to be as objective as possible.

    I started with the EL, smell and could draw were full of flavours and sweetness. Draw was maybe just a touch too loose to be perfect but it didnt bother me.
    Construction was ok, flavours were fantastic. Most dominant flavours were a lot of sweetness, cocoa, and some kind of red fruit. Nice evolution throughout, I never got bored. With 3yrs of age, no harshness at any time and finished to the nub.

    2 hours later I started the reg prod: wrapper was of course less Maduro than the EL but looked really nice. Construction is perfect, cold draw generates delicate flavours. Draw is perfect and as from the first puffs spot on. Flavours are more hazelnut, butter and as from the start quite peppery, but not in a way that its disturbing. In the second half, the cigar continues to be very pleasant but the pepper takes over more and more. Final third is the most disappointing but this will surely improve over the years. Great cigar for its age, I al sure this has a lot of potential.

    All in all, both smokes were really nice, but I currently prefer EL.
    If you are telling me the blend is the same for both versions, then the only thing i can say is: my backside, not the case

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAMZ84 View Post
    What's the venting like? Is it like JJs or like No 1? As I find no 1 not great... especially when the lounge is full
    It was very empty - pretty much only me after a while. But seemed very good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ha_banos View Post
    Yup. Bar too. No beer. Whisky and posh wot not. Prices are not as bad as Mayfair actually!
    Any soft drinks Banos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeeJay View Post
    Any soft drinks Banos?
    Yup. For sure.
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    Cheers great review.

    Didn't think they would be the. Same...make the whole el program pointless.

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    Shall we arrange a herf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by potpest View Post
    What's the verdict, worthy of the premium?
    It was very very nice and beautifully constructed. I donít think itís worth the U.K. price though which is extreme - but then what is!

    No one noticed Iíd put year of the pig instead of rat. Complete balls up of that post!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    Shall we arrange a herf?
    Sounds good
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deano View Post
    Shall we arrange a herf?
    We as in you? Good man.
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