Heavy:I've never actually had the JDN, but when I think peppery I think MOW PA.
kuzi16:the puro authentico is a good smoke. frankly, there is no replacement for the Antanos. but then again, JdN is one of my favorites. i would scrimp trying to find that replacement.
blurr:Kuzi, what is your favorite vitola in the Antano line? I like the consul size. Haven't tried anymore since I'm a robusto/short robusto or corona smoker. My opinion is the same, this is a smoke if you love it smoke it because its great in so many ways. I'm iffy though anymore in drew estate stuff, too many unanswered questions of infusing or altering tobaccos with oils etc etc.