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Old 10-17-2002, 08:22 AM   #1
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I felt like I had died and gone to heaven! This was by far the BEST weather we've had here in Mobile for the past 6 months.....cool & dry!!!! Went out for a nice run(felt better than I have for a long time), came back and decided I needed to celebrate the event with a "special" cigar.....I opted for the La Luna Natural Fuerte- Luna de Luna.

I poured myself a pint of Guinness, turned on some "soulful" tunes, and soaked up the cool dry air, enjoying the afterglow of a good run. I started having second thoughts on firing up the LdL.....after all it IS my last one(other than the ones reserved for my contest winnings...be sure to enter in the smokin post)....then decided,"What the Hell, why not!....enjoy the moment!"

This Vitola is a work of art. A Churchill sized cigar with a dark Natural wrapper with a silky smooth finish. It is very firm with no soft spots, obviously very well constructed.
Upon lighting up I am pleased to find generous amounts of smoke coupled with a rich complex flavor. This is a heavy, yet subtle smoke. It doesn't hit me between the eyes with a sledgehammer, but I can feel the power.
The burn was on the money with not a single correction needed.

As I enjoy my relaxing journey with this cigar, I find it to be a very complex trip. I am not good with finding comparisons to spices and such, but the flavors went thru several different changes during the course of smoking this one down past the band. Each flavor profile was a very pleasant experience with thoughts of woody, spicey, and a little coffee coming to mind.
The ash was medium to dark grey and very firm.
Folks, for me...this is what cigars are all about! This was the perfect choice to end a great evening......and I would not HESITATE to recommend this cigar to anyone. In fact I would be excited to see my friends get the opportunity to try this cigar.....I think you will be pleased.
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Old 10-17-2002, 08:44 AM   #2
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I agree %100. These are some of the finest cigars to come out in quite a while. Gael has another winner on his hands and I just hope there will be plenty to go around.
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Old 10-17-2002, 08:59 AM   #3
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I'm new to LLs but I've smoked a couple of boxes since I read about them on one of the BBs. I lit up an African Fuerte last night after supper. The construction of this cigar(a Parks) is second-to-none. The head is solid but the draw never suffers. Top-notch rollers, I'm sure.


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Old 10-17-2002, 09:19 AM   #4
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Sounds good Jon.

Wish I still had a few left. Oh well, End of October is coming soon!
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Old 10-17-2002, 10:01 AM   #5
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Killer 'gar. Nice review! :P :P :P :P :P :P

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Old 10-17-2002, 10:20 AM   #6
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Nice review....can I get some?

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Old 10-17-2002, 10:38 AM   #7
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The LLNFs were the best domestic smokes in the business bar none! However, I'm not sure if they will ever go into production , so it looks like you will have to stick with CAO TOJE.

I just ordered some ERH DCs and I am hoping that they will come close to what the LLNF Luna de Luna tasted like. The LLNFs are the only domestic smoke that I could easily smoke in lieu of a cuban.
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Old 10-17-2002, 12:02 PM   #8
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To me it is the closest in flavor to my beloved Lusitanias. I haven't yet found another non-Cuban that can come close .
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Old 10-17-2002, 01:20 PM   #9
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Agree. The LLNF's are one of the best cigars I've ever smoked. Bar none.
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Old 10-18-2002, 12:23 AM   #10
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Dadgummit!!! Why do you guys always tell me stuff like this after it's impossible to find em! Throw me a bone why don't ya!
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