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The People’s Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar…Raising the Bar!

Posted by thepeoplechamp82 on October 26, 2010

What’s up enthusiasts!  D.C.’s People’s Champ is back again this time with a cigar review for your reading!  This week’s post is the new offering from Berger & Argenti that was released after this year’s IPCPR show: the Entubar.  This cigar is extremely unique in its construction of all Nicaraguan tobaccos mixed with ligero wrapped in an Ecuadorian Connecticut-seed wrapper.  You can read about the background of this cigar by visiting their website here. This review is of the torpedo so let’s not waste any time…LET’S LIGHT IT UP!!

Vitola: Torpedo 6 7/8″ x 56

Filler: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan with ligero

Binder: Cuban-seed Nicaraguan

Wrapper: Ecuadorian “Desflorado” Connecticut-seed

Strength: Full

Construction & Pre-light

This cigar has a smooth brown wrapper with some veins running up and down the cigar but shouldn’t pose a problem. There isn’t a single soft spot on the Entubar and the unique 1/4″ of ligero tobacco at the foot is something you can’t you can’t stop looking at! There’s a nice grassy aroma and the draw is perfect giving off a sweet and peppery mix. Let’s get started shall we?!

 

First Third

Right off the first couple puffs the ligero leaf really makes an impact with heavy pepper mixed with coffee and a slight earthiness. The start is incredibly smooth and balanced showing a great pairing of the cuban-seed Nicaraguan tobaccos, the ligero tobacco and the Ecuadorian wrapper. As I move past the ligero foot, the flavor starts to become very creamy with some notes of hay. I’m loving the burn on this stick: very even and sharp, solid whitish-gray ash and holding firm in the wind. There’s a lot of smoke coming from each puff and a lot of resting smoke as well. This is definitely a full flavored and full strength cigar: a lot of flavor right out in front of the palate and a strong nic buzz. So far, this cigar has started off really great…let’s see how it smokes going forward!

 

Halfway Point

Moving into the halfway mark of the Entubar and it’s still showing that Nicaraguan and Ecuadorian quality flavor-wise: sweet, slightly peppery, earthy and creamy. Nice sweet creamy finish that’s clean and smooth. Despite a very windy night in the DMV, the ash on this stick is really holding firm…very amazing IMHO! Through the halfway point, I don’t have a single negative thing to say about the Entubar…this blend has really gotten my attention and has convinced me so far that’s it’s well worth the price of admission! Let’s finish this smoke and see what it produces!

 

Finish Line

Sadly, I’m getting to the end of the Berger & Argenti Entubar and it’s a very mellow finish. There’s no evidence of the spice and pepper that I experienced before but it’s still very sweet, creamy and earthy. The finish is still very clean and enjoyable with each puff and the smoke remains cool and smooth. The construction is superior (something this company prides themselves on with this line) and the flavor and strength are extremely on point! To paraphrase, this is a phenomenal full-bodied cigar…so you can guess what my verdict’s going to be!

VERDICT=EPIC WIN!!! The price point doesn’t make this an everyday cigar but it is definitely a cigar to get your hands on! This particular size goes for around $10-11 a stick but IMHO it’s well worth the price and more…plenty of flavor that’s right there in front of you, superior construction and just an overall awesome experience! Make a trip to your local B&M and pick up a couple of these and see for yourself!

Normally I’d end off my review with a sign-off but before I do that I wanted to let you enthusiasts know about some events going on here in the DMV in the near future that we hope you can attend if you are in the area:

-October 30 is the D.C. area Halloween herf hosted by yours truly and Professor Frank at Bailey’s Pub and Grille at Ballston Commons Mall in Arlington, Virginia. There’s a possible costume contest for cigars if enough people come in costume so come dressed up!

-November 5: Come to Bailey’s to herf with our guest from New York, Nat Sherman tobacconist Lindsay Heller (@TheCigarChick on Twitter) from 7pm-until.

-November 6: The Monthly B&B Herf at Bailey’s Fredricksburg, Virginia where we’ll be celebrating one of the founding fathers of the group’s birthday…that’s right it’s “Big Pimpin” Paul Ballard’s birthday so come out and celebrate!

That’s all for this week…tune in next week for a new post from The Champ and remember…B&B WE ALL WE GOT!!!

-D.C.’s People’s Champ

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2 Responses to “The People’s Review: Berger & Argenti Entubar…Raising the Bar!”

  1. Nice review. Still can’t bring myself to pull the trigger on a couple of these but I may grab a couple next time I’m at Chesapeake Cigar. Surprised to hear that it mellowed near the end instead of ending with a bang. Good work. See you at the upcoming events.

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