Top 25 New Cigars of 2023: The Complete List

Here is the complete list of our Top 25 New Cigars of 2023. They can also be downloaded here.

#25 | Leonel Rare d’Or Robusto

 

Tasting notes:

Right off the bat, this cigar offers a well-balanced, complex blend of creamy cappuccino flavors, cookies, sponge cake, nuts, milk chocolate, and plenty of caramel sweetness.

Owner: Paul Bugge GmbH
Factory:
undisclosed
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 7 (of 10)
Size: 127 x 20.6| 5 x 52
Released: 2022

#24 | Aganorsa Leaf Aniversario Maduro Gran Robusto

Tasting notes:

In the creamy, oily smoke of this box-pressed Maduro, we encounter toast, roast and nut aromas, combined with citrus acidity, ginger and pepperiness. These are joined by mint and spice.

Owner: Aganorsa Leaf
Factory: Agricola Ganadera Norteña S.A.
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 127 x 21.4 | 5 x 54
Released: 2022

 

#23 | Artista Midnight Robusto

Tasting notes:

This power pack with an incredible density of aromas made up of cocoa, pepper, and notes of dried fruit additionally impresses with its creamy sweetness, embedded in a leathery, earthy but elegant spiciness.

Owner: Artista Cigars
Factory: Tabacalera El Artista
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, USA
Strength:
8 (of 10)
Size: 127 x 21.4 | 5 x 54
Released: 2023

 

 

#22 | Gurkha Ghost Connecticut Asura

Tasting notes:

This Toro draws magnificently and presents the fine sweetness of honey over delicate cedar and earthy flavors. Moreover, it delivers subtle pepper spiciness, and the spice of nutmeg and cloves.

Owner: Gurkha Cigar Group
Factory: PDR
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, USA
Strength: 3 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 21.4 | 6 x 54
Released: 2023

 

#21 | Casa 1910 Soldadera Edition La Coronela 

Tasting notes:

A nicely complex and flavorful smoke. Notes of cedar, cocoa, spices, and shortbread dominate, complemented by roasted aromas. This cigar is robust and perfectly finished. An interesting newcomer!

Owner: Casa 1910 SA de CV
Factory: Tabacalera La Isla
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Brasil
Filler: Dom. Rep., Mexico
Strength: 5 (of 10)
Size: 140 x 23 | 5 1/2 x 58
Released: 2023

 

#20 | K by Karen Berger 25th Anniversary by A.J. Fernandez Toro

Tasting notes:

A box-pressed Toro that serves up earthy aromas with a peppery kick right from the start. It then presents cedar flavors and dark chocolate, espresso, spices, and rye bread.

Owner: Don Kiki Cigars
Factory: A.J. Fernandez
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: USA
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2022

 

#19 | Confidenciaal Fiftysix

Tasting notes:

This Gran Toro immediately flatters the palate with its cappuccino, milk chocolate, and caramel flavors. Paired with light peppery, earthy, and malty notes, it is very harmonious. 

Owner: Cigraal Ltd.
Factory: Confidential
Origin: undisclosed
Wrapper: undisclosed
Binder: undisclosed
Filler: undisclosed
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 165 x 22.2 | 6 1/2 x 56
Released: 2022

 

#18 | Chateau Diadem Conviction Robusto

Tasting notes:

This Robusto initially presents itself as creamy and sweetish. It is joined by notes of dark chocolate, pepper, and toast. The aromas of nuts, cedar, and cocoa are also present. 

Owner: Emily & Thierry Sahakian
Factory: Chateau Diadem
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Filler: Nicaragua, Dom. Rep.
Strength: 7 (of 10)
Size: 127 x 19.8 | 5 x 50
Released: 2022

 

#17 | Villiger 1888 Nicaragua Coronita

Tasting notes:

Alongside pronounced coffee aromas, this small cigar develops those of wood and bitter almonds as well as a peppery spice and malty sweetness. Later, a wonderfully creamy sweetness comes into play. 

Owner: Villiger Söhne GmbH
Factory: Villiger de Nicaragua
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 133 x 17.1 | 5 1/4 x 43
Released: 2022

 

#16 | United Cigars Maduro Toro

Tasting notes:

The basic tone of this very harmonious blend is provided by mocha aromas that alternate between chocolate and coffee notes. In the background there are earthy and woody tones; from the second third onwards, the Toro becomes more peppery but remains nicely creamy.

Owner: David Garofalo
Factory: Tabacalera Magia Cubana
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Mexiko
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, USA
Strength:
7 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 21.4 | 6 x 54
Released: 2023

 

#15 | Kristoff Signature Series 2023 InterTabac Exclusive Toro

Tasting notes:

This wonderfully balanced Toro offers mineral notes throughout, along with white pepper. These are initially joined by dark chocolate, almond and nutty aromas, which are then complemented by an earthy, caramel-like creaminess.

Owner: Krsitoff Exclusiv Cigars
Factory: Tabacalera Von Eicken
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Brasil
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Strength:
7 (of 10)
Size: 159 x 21.4 | 6 1/4 x 54
Released: 2023

 

#14 | Aladino Sumatra Limited Edition Toro

Tasting notes:

This Honduran puro has consistently sweet roasted aromas, which are nicely complemented by notes of orange jam, pepper, and barbecue spices. It becomes stronger in the finish but remains harmonious and creamy.

Owner: JRE Tobacco Co.
Factory: Fabrica de Puros Aladino
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2023

 

#13 | Accomplice 10th Anniversary Decienne

Tasting notes:

This cigar pampers with its stimulating flavor profile. It starts with aromas of fresh bread and roasted cashew nuts, underscored with a floral sweetness. This is followed by notes of salted licorice, coffee, and mint. 

Owner: Principle Cigars Inc.
Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 165 x 21.4 | 6 1/2 x 54
Released: 2023

 

#12 | Flor de Selva Maduro Toro

Tasting notes:

Taste-wise, this beautiful, perfectly constructed Toro is harmonious and clear. Dark chocolate, light pepper and coffee notes determine the basic tone. There’s a creamy caramel sweetness in the background.

Owner: Maya Selva Cigars Corp. Hollywood
Factory: TAOSA
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2023

 

#11 | West Tampa Tobacco Company White Toro

Tasting notes:

A subtle, unobtrusive, and elegant cigar. This Toro alternates between pepper and creaminess across its entire length. Intermediate notes of nutty sweetness appear in the background. Excellently constructed.

Owner: West Tampa Tobacco Company
Factory: Garmendia Cigars
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 6 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2022

 

#10 | Aliados Original Blend Toro

Tasting notes:

Right off the bat, this Toro develops aromas of cookies with cinnamon and anise aromas. It then becomes nutty and sweet (honey, dried fruit, and caramel). Its smoke is creamy, spicy, and peppery.   

Owner: Oliva Cigar Co.
Factory: Aladino
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Honduras
Filler: Honduras
Strength: 5 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2023

 

#9 | Flor de Copán Gran Reserva 20 Aniversario Rosas

Tasting notes:

This elegant cigar, whose wafer-thin pigtail is skilfully crafted, unfolds fine vanilla sweetness alongside subtle chili spiciness, cedar aromas, and fresh, fruity notes.   

Owner: Tabacalera S.L.U.
Factory: Flor de Copán
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Honduras, Nicaragua
Strength: 4 (of 10)
Size: 159 x 19 | 6 1/4 x 48
Released: 2023

 

#8 | Oscar Valladares 10th Anniversary Toro 

Tasting notes:

A spicy cigar with notes of fresh brioche, cloves, nuts, and a subtle peppery kick. It offers leather, cedar, and coffee aromas as well as a sweet-spicy flavor. 

Owner: Oscar Valladares Tobacco Co.
Factory: Oscar Valladares Tobacco & Co.
Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Honduras
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2022

 

#7 | A.J. Fernandez New World Dorado Robusto

Tasting notes:

This box-pressed cigar develops roasted, leathery, and wood flavors, along with fruity notes, pepper, a caramel/chocolate sweetness, almond and honey notes. Very harmonious and expressive.

Owner: A.J. Fernandez Cigars
Factory: Tabacalera Fernandez
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 7 (of 10)
Size: 140 x 21.8 | 5 1/2 x 55
Released: 2022

 

#6 | Davidoff Year of the Dragon Double Corona

Tasting notes:

An interesting experience – the first 2 cm don’t have a wrapper. Wood and herbal aromas dominate. As soon as the wrapper joins the blend, the cigar becomes creamier, sweeter, citrusy, spicier, and has notes of salted caramel. 

Owner: Oettinger Davidoff AG
Factory: CIDAV
Origin: Dom. Rep.
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Dom. Rep.
Filler: Dom. Rep., Nicaragua, Mexico
Strength: 5 (of 10)
Size: 191 x 19.8 | 7 1/2 x 50
Released: 2023

 

#5 | Plasencia Alma Fuerte Eduardo I

Tasting notes:

In the first few puffs, this box-pressed Toro unfolds delicate cedar, nut and roasted aromas with a sweet sponge cake note. Later, herbal spice, mint and coffee are added.

Owner: Plasencia Group
Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 159 x 21.4 | 6 1/4 x 54
Released: 2022

 

#4 | Rocky Patel Disciple Robusto

Tasting notes:

The first taste impressions of this cigar are a floral scent, chocolate, sponge cake, cocoa, and fruity notes. The spectrum is complemented by coffee and cinnamon, earthy/nutty aromas, and peppery spice.    

Owner: Rocky Patel Premium Cigars Inc.
Factory: Tabacalera Villa Cuba S.A. (TAVICUSA)
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexico
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 127 x 19.8 | 5 x 50
Released: 2022

 

#3 | Liga Privada Único Serie Year of the Rabbit

Tasting notes:

A nice start to this Robusto Gordo, with white pepper and mint, plus barbecue aromas, which are then increasingly dominated by leather, roasted, and earthy notes. In addition, it’s finely complemented by cocoa and nutty tones. 

Owner: Drew Estate LLC
Factory: La Gran Fabrica Drew Estate
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: USA
Binder: Mexico
Filler: Brasil, Nicaragua
Strength: 7 (of 10)
Size: 114 x 21.4 | 4 1/2 x 54
Released: 2023

 

#2 | J.C. Newman El Baton Belicoso

Tasting notes:

A short, first-class Belicoso with earthy, toast and leathery aromas, bitter-sweet chocolate, and nuts. It also develops the sweetness of fruit, and a pleasant peppery kick.   

Owner: J.C. Newman Cigar Company
Factory: J.C. Newman PENSA
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 8 (of 10)
Size: 127 x 22.2 | 5 x 56
Released: 2022

 

#1 | E.P. Carrillo Allegiance Confidant

Tasting notes:

This box-pressed Toro unfolds nutty, leathery, coffee, and woody aromas, along with the spice of nutmeg, herbs, pepper, and the sweetness of vanilla. A harmonious, exciting blend.

Owner: EPC Cigar Company
Factory: Tabacalera Oliva S.A. Tabolisa
Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Strength: 9 (of 10)
Size: 152 x 20.6 | 6 x 52
Released: 2022

 


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