Category Portes

Review: Portes – Perfecto

WRAPPER: Dominican Maduro BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican Grown Cuban Seed SIZE: Perfecto (54×7) INITIAL THOUGHTS: Unlike the other sticks from Portes Q Cigars, the Perfecto is VERY dense and weighty in the hand. The wrapper, construction, and feel remind me of the Drew Estate Liga No.9 oddly. The wrapper is quite veiny, not the greatest […]

Review: Portes – Maestro

WRAPPER: Connecticut BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican SIZE: Torpedo (7×54) The Portes Q – Maestro is the third blend we have smoked from this boutique company and to be quite honest, probably our favorite blend thus far. This stick wasn’t completely packed with flavor, but had just the right kind of flavor. The Maestro took close […]

Review: Portes – Double Wrap

BRAND: Portes Q – Double Wrap WRAPPER: Connecticut & Brazil BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Nicaragua & Dominican SIZE: Torpedo – Don Luis (54×5) I have always been intrigued by the “barber pole” double wrap cigars, but I have always had my reservations about them. If done correctly, the flavor profile could be amazing and ever shifting. […]

Review: Portes – Passion

BRAND: Portes – Passion WRAPPER: Dominican Maduro BINDER: Dominican FILLER: Dominican Ligero FILLER: Oval Box Press (44×5) At first glance of the Portes Passion I was very intrigued. It wasn’t just by the extremely dark wrapper, it was also the band. The band took me back a bit by having a chicken’s head dead center. […]