Cigar Journal’s Top 25 Cigars of 2022: #7 To #2

Today we are revealing the six cigars ranking from positions 7 to 2.

#7 | Ramón Allones 40 Carat ER Países Bajos

Tasting notes:

Sweetness of chocolate and leather unfold alongside strong earth and wood flavors. Although some samples didn’t draw perfectly, the subtle flavors and smooth flavor profile are compelling.

Owner: Cubatabaco
Factory: Cubatabaco
Origin: Cuba
Wrapper: Cuba
Binder: Cuba
Filler: Cuba
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 184 x 19.8 | 7 1/4 x 50
Released: 2022

 

#6 | La Aurora Preferidos Hors d’Age 2020

Tasting notes:

This perfectly rolled cigar unfolds aromas of wood and nuts. At the same time, it also develops the sweetness of cinnamon and a subtle leather component, combined with a gentle peppery kick.

Owner: La Aurora S.A.
Factory: La Aurora
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, Colombia
Strength: 7 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 21.4 | 6 x 54
Released: 2021

 

#5 | VegaFina Nicaragua Gran Vulcano

Tasting notes:

This cigar develops voluminous, creamy smoke and stimulates the whole palate with sweetness, delicate spiciness, a subtle salty tone, and tart-sweet licorice. It is nutty, spicy, and harmonious.

Owner: Tabacalera S.L.U.
Factory: Tabacalera de Garcia
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 137 x 22.2 | 5 3/8 x 56
Released: 2022

 

#4 | Perdomo Inmenso Seventy Sun Grown Churchill

Tasting notes:

In the first third, this huge format shows cedary, oak and roasted aromas as well as balanced pepperiness. Later, the aroma wheel turns more towards fruity notes and nuts with spice and sweetness.

Owner: Perdomo Cigars
Factory: Tabacalera Perdomo S.A.
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 5 (of 10)
Size: 178 x 27.8 | 7 x 70
Released: 2021

 

#3 | Sixty by Rocky Patel Sixty

Tasting notes:

With its woody, leathery and coffee aromas, this large cigar provides the perfect foundation for the sweetness of brioche, caramel, and cocoa, as well as peppery spice, and toast.

Owner: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars
Factory: TAVICUSA
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexico
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 23.8 | 6 x 60
Released: 2021

 

#2 | Davidoff Winston Churchill LE 2022

Tasting notes:

This tightly rolled Perfecto draws fantastically and unfolds leathery and roasted aromas, a bundle of spices as well as the sweetness of chocolate. Floral and woody notes with a peppery kick round it out.

Owner: Oettinger Davidoff AG
Factory: CIDAV
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 149 x 24.2 | 5 7/8 x 61
Released: 2022

 


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