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I am a noobie however look around there are mild, medium, strong lists and recommendations all over here. Maybe someone will hit you up with a link since you can't use seach tool yet.
Arturo Fuente Spanish Light Candela Lonsdale might be the ultimate first time cigar for someone who has never smoked anything. Not intimidating large, green and green is good these days, starts out super light. I know the puffers of power sticks will complain it's flavorless. But it is creamy and has a true thirds progression. First third is mild and creamy, second third is creamy with a little spice, final third a little pepper comes in to play. Hard to find, Thompson's has them. Got a ten pack going to smoke one a month and see how they progress. I prefer the Vega Fina little more flavor but it's $88/20 cigar. The Park Avenue 44 by Ghurka is mild creamy and $17.50/10 in Churchill size on the devil site my go to bargain stick. Just like popping the cork and putting it back in the morning lets a fine red wine breathe during the day I've taken to removing the wrapper and putting my cigar for the evening in a dry cigar box in the morning. So far I'm liking the result. Humidors are holding steady at 69% RH.
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#1 Vega Fina especially Churchill sized. From B&M mild, smooth and creamy on the day of purchase. $$
#2 Davidoff #2 Spendy and more mild-medium but excellent with amazing flavor, smooth and creamy. $$$
#3 Park Avenue 44 Churchill Smooth mild and Creamy and excellent in every way. $ #
#4 Drew Estate Java Latte Mild-Medium but just incredible flavor, smooth and creamy in a Latte/Mocha way $$
#5 Macanudo $$
#6 Perdomo Reserve Champagne 10th Anniversary $$ #7 5 Vega Gold Yummy $ # but bidding can get crazy
#8 Rocky Patel Connecticut many sizes good smoke. should improve with age. Several sizes smoked. Small perfecto was worst smoke ever with bad taste other sizes were good. $$
#9 Mark Twain #1 (Churchill'ish sized) mild and creamy and what a value $
#10 Arturo Fuente Spanish Light Candela Lonsdale Maybe the ultimate mildest for first timers who have never smoked $$
Cusano M1 reminded me of a young red wine, needs some time to mellow but the MC rested was a decent stick.
Average Mild-Medium, tried and not interested in buying more. I'm sure some or all of these will get better with age but the so will the above IMO.
Romeo Y Julieta Reserve Real
Avo XO Beige
Fonseca* Good Nothing Special
Montesino* Good Nothing Special
La Vieja Habana Belicoso D Connecticut Shade Drew Estates* Great and Special Med-Mild
Maroma Dulce* Yuck Disgusting
Maroma Natura* Yummy
Don Diego* Yummy
Casa De Garcia Connecticut* Nice nothing Special
IGUANA LONSDALE CANDELA* Yuck Disgusting
Helix* Nothing Special
Still to try includes:
Drew Natural Elixar
Chateau Real from Drew Estates
*= Now aging
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