Best “A” Cigars to Smoke for Hours
Some smoke breaks are quick. You step away for a little cigarillo, and then it’s back to business. We don’t always have time to kick back and really get into a cigar session.
But when we DO have time on our side, a cigar session can go on for hours.
And at times like those, the “A” cigar is the one you want to reach for. Also known as a Gran Corona, the best A cigars measure an intimidating 9 ¼ x 47. Even the lengthy Lancero and the charming Churchill must both bow down to the cigar that outreaches them all.
So, which cigar companies are making great A cigars that we can smoke for hours? Well, we’ve got a few recommendations for you to enjoy the next time you’ve decided to sit down with your own A and not get up until you’re damn good and ready.
Fuente Fuente OpusX Perfecxion A
This 94-rated Dominican puro is expensive as hell, but it still delivers a world-class smoking experience for those special occasions when you want to be reminded what a real luxury cigar is all about. At full strength, this is not a cigar to underestimate. You’re going on a journey once you light this one up, courtesy of a company that has had generations to get things just right.
Cigar Aficionado called it “rich and complex, layering the palate with a mix of baking spices, toasty notes, and hints of coconut segueing to a sweet finish of chocolate and wood.”
Slip off that famous cedar sleeve and treat yourself to one of the world’s truly opulent indulgences.
Tatuaje Reserva A Uno
This delicious stogie features an Ecuador Habano wrapper over Nicaraguan fillers, which generally means classic flavors. Somehow, it winds up being even more interesting than that, thanks to its nuttiness and a finish that’s lush with coffee and a hint of wood.
An important feature of the best A cigars is that the flavor profile doesn’t get old. You’ll be puffing on it for some time, so it can’t be the kind of thing we’ll get tired of easily. If it develops along the way, so much the better, but it has to strike a note that’s interesting and one that won’t become cloying.
Don Pepin Garcia Original Exclusivos
Oh, man. You already know this guy doesn’t put out a bad cigar. In fact, many people smoke one of José “Don Pepin” Garcia’s My Father blends and wonder why they’ve ever smoked anything else. It’s a life-changing smoke, much like a great Padrón or high octane Fuente.
Don Pepin Garcia Original in the Exclusivos size will send you to another realm, where tobacco can taste like berries and wine, with notes of earth and pepper. These cigars are made with nothing but respect for the people who are actually going to smoke them. And getting them in a size this big gives you endless time to enjoy.
Illusione Epernay Le Voyage
Dion Giolito’s expert blending style has led to one savory Nicaraguan cigar after the other. Epernay has been rating high for years now, and a recent 91 confirms that the blend is still on point. Baking spice, leather, and fruit make Epernay a satisfying and interesting smoke to light up.
Long, thin cigars have always been a memorable part of the Illusione portfolio, and so the best A cigars list unsurprisingly includes one. Actually, the trouble is choosing which blend to light up, but we’ve saved you from having to make that hard choice.
Make it this one.
Southern Draw Jacob’s Ladder Brimstone Un PresidenteThis one has a big personality. It has to with a name like Brimstone! But you’ll be sinking into delicious damnation thanks to a Pennsylvania broadleaf wrapper and Nicaraguan long-fillers. This is the kind of tobacco that flashes all kinds of complex notes, and your job is to simply go along for the ride.
Ride the roller coaster of pepper, wood, herbs, chocolate, and nuts. Go from one flavor to the other as you descend into the Pit. You might be going to the Bad Place, but you’ll be treated to one hell of a trip as you make your way down.
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