La Flor Dominicana

The Top 25 Cigars of 2017 (16-25)

It's the time again! At the start of each year, Cigar Snob puts out its ranking of the best 25 cigars we've rated over the previous year. Below, you'll find the cigars that landed spots 16-25. Nine out of the 10 products in this section are making their first ever appearances on our list.

So how is the list created? We reviewed all the cigars we rated 91 or higher in the 2017 calendar year, then had our panel smoke and rate them all over again. We used that feedback to create the list you see below.

Let us know your thoughts by writing us at feedback@cigarsnobmag.com; we might just publish your letter in an upcoming issue of the print magazine.

Scroll to the bottom of this list for links to the rest of our Top 25 rankings.

16. CAO Amazon Anaconda

 
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Manufacturer: STG Estelí (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Brazil; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Brazil, Colombia & Dominican Republic
Vitola: Toro; Physical size: 6 x 52
MSRP: $10.49
Rating: 92

17. Murcielago

 
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Manufacturer: La Zona Cigar Factory (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Mexico; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Noir; Physical size: 5 x 52
MSRP: $8.50
Rating: 92

18. La Flor Dominicana Double Ligero

 
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Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Flor S.A. (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: DL-600; Physical size: 5 1/4 x 52
MSRP: $8.10
Rating: 92

19. Doña Nieves Sentimiento

 
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Manufacturer: El Galan Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Ternura; Physical size: 6 x 54
MSRP: $7.00
Rating: 92

20. Winston Churchill The Late Hour

 
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Manufacturer: Davidoff Cigars (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Mexico; Filler: Nicaragua & Dominican Republic
Vitola: Robusto; Physical size: 5 x 52
MSRP: $17.50
Rating: 92

21. Sobremesa

 
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Manufacturer: Joya de Nicaragua S.A. (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Mexico; Filler: USA & Nicaragua
Vitola: Cervantes Fino; Physical size: 6 1/4 x 46
MSRP: $11.25
Rating: 92

22. Undercrown Sun Grown

 
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Manufacturer: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Gran Toro; Physical size: 6 x 52
MSRP: $9.02
Rating: 92

23. La Galera 1936 Box-Pressed

 
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Manufacturer: Tabacalera Palma (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Chaveta; Physical size: 5 x 50
MSRP: $5.48
Rating: 92

24. La Aurora Preferidos Broadleaf

 
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Manufacturer: La Aurora Cigar Factory (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: USA; Binder: Dominican Republic; Filler: Brazil, Cameroon & Dominican Republic
Vitola: Robusto; Physical size: 5 x 50
MSRP: $9.00
Rating: 92

25. Cornelius & Anthony - Cornelius

 
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Manufacturer: El Titan de Bronze (Miami)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Ecuador; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Corona Gorda; Physical size: 5 1/2 x 46
MSRP: $12.00
Rating: 92


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The Top 25 Cigars of 2016 (11-15)

Every January, Cigar Snob releases its rankings of the previous year's 25 best smokes. This year's list comes on the heels of a rollercoaster year for the cigar industry, as the consequences of looming FDA regulation converged with the uncertainty of a tight presidential election to make waves through all 12 months of 2016. There were acquisitions, product releases and all sorts of shakeups at cigar brands big and small.

So how do we put this list together? It starts with a review of all the cigar ratings we released during 2016. Any cigar that scored 91 or higher was smoked one more time by our tasting panel. We used this feedback to create the list you see below.

Let us know your thoughts by writing us at feedback@cigarsnobmag.com; we might just publish your letter in an upcoming issue of the print magazine.

Scroll to the bottom of this list for links to the rest of our Top 25 rankings.

11. Don Pepín Cuban Classic

Manufacturer: My Father Cigars S.A. (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: 1979; Physical size: 5 x 50
MSRP: $7.30
Rating: 93

12. Joya Black

Manufacturer: Joya de Nicaragua S.A. (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Mexico; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler:Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro; Physical size: 6 x 52
MSRP: $7.96
Rating: 93

13. 601 Red

Manufacturer: La Zona Cigar Factory (Nicaragua)
Wrapper: Nicaragua; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Torpedo; Physical size: 6 1/8 x 52
MSRP: $7.95
Rating: 92

14. La Flor Dominicana 48th TAA

Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Flor S.A. (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Mexico; Binder: Cameroon; Filler: Dominican Republic
Vitola: Toro Gordo; Physical size: 6 x 54
MSRP: $9.40
Rating: 92

15. EP Carrillo Short Run 2016

Manufacturer: Tabacalera La Alianza (Dominican Republic)
Wrapper: Ecuador; Binder: Nicaragua; Filler: Nicaragua
Vitola: Toro; Physical size: 6 x 52
MSRP: $12.00
Rating: 92


Check out the rest of our 2016 list