Gran Habano Vintage 2002

WaltBasilWaltBasil El Paso, TX Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭
Such a lowly stick. Very inexpensive. Sold in mazos. So inexplicably tasty. It's been about a year since I've had one. I remember it being good. Just not this good. Slid the cedar strip off, punched a hole and lit it up for a good 50 seconds. Perfect draw. Billowing smoke. Through the nose no pepper burn initially, but a little comes through after an inch. Just honest tobacco flavor. It's Friday night so that means some Van Winkle to go along with it. I'm glad I revisited you.

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  • allsmokedupallsmokedup Posts: 752 ✭✭
    Yes, one of the best budget smokes that are worth probably double of what you paid for them with a year of rest. I haven't had one in about a year and a bit, but I don't remember much pepper or spice at all. Just a well rounded maduro with the usual barnyard smells and flavours.
  • Bob_LukenBob_Luken already sucked before joining forum,.....just sayin'.Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm glad you brought this up. I'll have to try one again. It's been awhile.
  • ckrddsmkeckrddsmke Posts: 392
    You have to wonder how much of that 2002 leaf they have. I first bought some 5 years ago.
  • prosspross Posts: 874 ✭✭✭
    One of my favorite inexpensive sticks. Great chocolate flavors. I have experienced a couple of burn issues, but not often enough to turn me off to them.

  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭
    This is a really good stick. If you haven't had the gran habano 3 sls then you should try it. It's also really good.
  • WaltBasilWaltBasil El Paso, TX Posts: 1,757 ✭✭✭
    Thanatos0320:
    This is a really good stick. If you haven't had the gran habano 3 sls then you should try it. It's also really good.
    I haven't tried that one yet... but that and the azteca are on my to try list.
  • EchambersEchambers B'Ham Posts: 4,139 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Second everything that was said. Have a couple in the humi now.
    -- "There's something that doesn't make sense. Let's go poke it with a stick."
  • ckrddsmkeckrddsmke Posts: 392
    Three SLS was one of my first mazos years ago when it was still 3 Siglos. Really great for the money. Also the Corojo 5 is really tasty and can also be found very reasonably.
  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭
    ckrddsmke:
    Three SLS was one of my first mazos years ago when it was still 3 Siglos. Really great for the money. Also the Corojo 5 is really tasty and can also be found very reasonably.
    The 3 sls is my favorite gran habano. How is the 3 sls different from the 3 siglos? the only thing i know is that SLS is just an abbreviation for siglos.
    ckrddsmke:
    You have to wonder how much of that 2002 leaf they have. I first bought some 5 years ago.
    Well that and you have to wonder how much they are using per cigar. Depending on how much they use then it could last for a really long time. For example, look at the Camacho pre embargo. Camacho claims that there are only 4 bails left in the world. If camacho is still using the tobacco from the bails , which i doubt they are, and still have tobacco left when it's been 50+ years since the embargo then i don't see why gran habano can't keep making the vintage 2002 for many many years like camacho is doing with the embargo.
  • ckrddsmkeckrddsmke Posts: 392
    They had to change the name due to legal issues Siglo that was being made by Frank Laneza. Good point I remember 4-5 years ago there was a RP Vintage that was being sold in massive quantities but marketed as limited quantities 10 year old leaf. Have you tried the GH Gran Reserve 3 series (2008, 2009, 2010).
  • raisindotraisindot BostonPosts: 1,308 ✭✭✭
    Interesting. I bought a 20-packer of these, sight unsmoked. I thought it was one of the worst cigars I've ever smoked. Felt like I was smoking old newspaper covered with mud. Just awful. Ended up trading most of 'em.

    Curiously enough, a couple months later I tried a GH Aztec someone had sent me in a trade. MUCH better, although nothing I would go out of my way for.
  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭
    ckrddsmke:
    They had to change the name due to legal issues Siglo that was being made by Frank Laneza. Good point I remember 4-5 years ago there was a RP Vintage that was being sold in massive quantities but marketed as limited quantities 10 year old leaf. Have you tried the GH Gran Reserve 3 series (2008, 2009, 2010).
    No, I haven't tried those. They're on my too try list. I hope their really good because i love honduran habanos
  • ckrddsmkeckrddsmke Posts: 392
    They are different. Listed as full but really more medium. I know I have some of the 2010 let me check and I can pm you if you might want to try in a trade.
  • Thanatos0320Thanatos0320 Posts: 578 ✭✭✭
    ckrddsmke:
    They are different. Listed as full but really more medium. I know I have some of the 2010 let me check and I can pm you if you might want to try in a trade.
    As much as i'd love to i cant. I just got back into cigars and don't have much of anything. I probably have a total of 20-25 cigars? I smoke them faster than i can buy them and stock up. I do have some man o wars that are 4 years old and a few others that are 2-3 years old lol but i only have like 1 or 2 left of each.
  • ckrddsmkeckrddsmke Posts: 392
    No biggie PM your addy I have more than I need.
  • dowjr1dowjr1 Posts: 600
    Yes they can have burn and draw issues but often very tasty and at the price you can chuck it if you get a bad one.
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