Thursday, December 31, 2009

Top 10 Habanos 2009

1. Cohiba Seleccion Reserva 2002
2. Davidoff Château Margaux Cabin
3. Cohiba Gran Reserva 2003
4. Punch Serie D'Oro No.1 2006
5. Hoyo De Monterrey Double Coronas 1990's
6. Davidoff Château Haut-Brion, 50Cab. 1985
7. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2. 2002
8. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure Especial 50 Cabin. 2008
9. Montecristo Montecristo No. 2 2002
10. Partagas RR Reservr 2000

Not in ranking order of course.

What will be better to enjoy them with Fried Amaebi heads and charcoal roasted silver ginkgo nuts. Nochevieja!

Happy 2010!

Wishing you all the greatest vintage Habanos and Puerh year long.

Hoyo De Monterrey 90's

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure No. 2. URA JUN 08

A daily Choice. With a 1950's aged Wuyi Shui Xian. Heaven!

After notes: For 2008, it is still too young to burn. Spicy and not too balance, but the distinct aroma of the Vuelta Abajo aroma are still prominent. Coco, buttery and loads of fresh fruit notes. Rich Leathery after notes with cedar and sparkling, tangy sensation on the final 3rd. I will give it another 2 years to age.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Parker's Wine Bargains: The World's Best Wine Values Under $25

Many packages hit the studio in this holiday season. One small pack labeled Simon & Schuster particularly caught my eyes. What a wonderful surprise!

My second design for Mr. Parker arrived. The longing is over. What and how to celebrate? A bottle of Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2004 under $25 for the occasion, of course with a Juan Lopez Seleccion No 2 in a 50 cabin. My new found facebook friend Steve's current fancy. Thanks Steve for the introduction.

The wrapper was one of the sexiest looking habanos on my list. Creamy, oily, tan and inviting, with a savory sheen and aroma. Mouth watering!

Enjoy - T