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Old 11-28-2022, 06:16 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by gumby View Post
While I agree with that in theory, my overall experience has been that habanos age well while non-cubans tend to go bland. I've found this even with nicotine bombs like Opus X. But using them as an example, I agree that they age to a "sweet spot" before gong bland.

But you are 100% correct about storage, initial quality of the cigar, etc.
Yeah, i believe everything, cc or nc, has a sweet spot where its just perfectly aged, and after that, starts going downhill, typically growing progressively bland just as you said.

There may be something to do with cc's that gives them a "wider" or more forgiving, sweet spot. That could account for your experience with cc's vs nc's.

Also, i can't really speak on nicotine content, as I smoked a pack a day for 30 years, and just quit a couple years ago, and still seem to be completely immune to nicotine. That's really the hardest thing for me to gauge in my reviews, and what I would caution those sensitive to nicotine to not go by my assessment of it.

I've honestly had way more aged nc's than cc's, so hard for me to contribute too much to the conversation other than that I have been fortunate to enjoy many aged nc's in the 85+ range that certainly weren't bland, but i have certainly had both cc's and nc's that clearly had passed their prime and become bland for sure.

I have a meager stash of aged cc's, but I'll be sure to review them and see how ones of roughly the same age as some of the nc's I reveiwed, compare.

Thanks for chiming in. Always appreciate others opinions and a learning experience.

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