Due to their great diversity, it can sometimes be difficult to choose your cigar. The choice can be even more complicated when you are a beginner. For you, we have analyzed different factors like taste, potency, build quality and balance to provide you with the top 10 best cigars in the world.
Among these 10, you are sure to find the best cigar that you will continue to smoke with pleasure for a long time.
1. Cohiba Behike 52
If you are a cigar enthusiast, you have certainly heard of the Cohiba Behike. They are the most exclusive Cuban products. THE Cohiba Behike 52 is the smallest member of the range also consisting of the BHK 54 and BHK 56. Cohiba Behike cigars are produced in very limited quantities, as they incorporate the “media tiempo” leaf which is renowned for its exceptional flavors. This makes Cohiba Behike 52 a unique and powerful cigar with a creamy taste. It has a length of 119 mm and a diameter of 20.6 mm. Its smoking time is between 30 and 45 minutes. It costs around 119 euros.
2. Partagas Serie DN° 4
THE Partagas Series DN° 4 is a very prestigious cigar and one of the most smoked in the world, after the Montecristo N° 4. It is the Robusto module of the Cuban brand founded in 1845 by Don Jaime Partagas Ravelo. Known for its harmony and complex balance between power and aroma, this cigar is ideal for amateurs. The fleecy and soft side accompanied by a perfect print seduces a lot of people.
With a diameter of 19.84 mm and a length of 124 mm, it will take between 45 and 60 minutes to smoke the Partagas Serie DN° 4. The product leaves a rather pleasant spiciness on the tongue with a taste of fresh grass, menthol, earth and spices. The price of this product is around 505 euros per box in France. You will surely find it in the top-of-the-range Pinel and Pinel cigar cellar for your greatest pleasure.
3. Partagas Lusitanias
Coming from the Partagas factory, the Lusitanias is part Cuba’s most famous hand-rolled cigars. Many experts also consider it the strongest Double Corona. It is therefore rightly listed among the 10 best Cuban cigars.
Particularly appreciated by connoisseurs, the Lusitanias offers rich flavors of leather and wood. Available on the market since 1976, this cigar is timeless. The productions after 1995 have however undergone a slight modification, particularly in terms of variations between vintages. With a length of 194 mm and a diameter of 19.45 mm, the Partagas Lusitanias requires at least 2h30, even 3h to be smoked. It costs between 15 and 23 euros per unit.
4. Romeo Y Julieta Churchill
Created in 2008, the Romeo Y Julieta Churchill is an imposing cigar. This is the fourth product in the Habanos Reserva series and has been made with harvested tobacco. The Romeo Y Julieta Churchill cigar has a medium strength that gradually reveals itself. It gives off a richly woody smoke and reveals aromas of damp earth, roasted coffee and spices (green pepper).
The Romeo Y Julieta Churchill has a length of 178 mm and a diameter of 18.7 mm. Its smoking time is estimated between 1h15 and 2h. To buy this product, which appears in this ranking of the best cigars of the year, you will have to pay around 1,300 euros.
5. Saint Luis Rey Double Corona
Created in 1940, Saint Luis Rey is one of the best cigar brands in the world. Its Double Corona allows you to spend privileged moments savoring rich and sweet flavors (woody, vanilla) for 2 to 3 hours. This cigar mod is designed with completely hand-rolled wrapper leaves. THE Double Corona of Saint Luis Rey is quite flexible with a length of 194 mm for 49 mm in diameter. Its approximate price is 839 euros.
6. Davidoff Millenium Blend Robusto
THE Davidoff Millenium Blend Robusto cigar is made in the Tabadom factory based in the Dominican Republic. It is a compact 50 caliber product that takes about 45 minutes to taste. This powerful cigar of 133.3 mm in length and 19.83 mm in diameter is characterized by the great diversity of its aromas.
As it burns, flavors of cedar, coffee, chocolate and cherry are revealed. Added to this is a taste of white pepper, cocoa and a creamy earthy touch. The Davidoff Millenium Blend costs around 17 euros each. It is the best cigar in terms of value for money.
7. Arturo Fuente Opus X Robusto
If you are looking for a premium cigar, theArturo Fuente Opus X Robusto should please you. It is now considered the perfect cigar. This vitola is a true work of art that allows you to live a unique experience. The cigar offers a great diversity of aromas whose combination is all the more pleasant. There are notably flavors of wood, cognac, cedar as well as a touch of nuts.
With a length of 133 mm and a diameter of 19.4 mm, the tasting of this cigar lasts between 45 minutes and 1h15. To buy a box of 29 cigars, you will have to pay a sum of 936 CHF, or approximately 954 euros.
8. Flor de Selva
With its silky cut, the Flor de Selva is considered the fine flower of Honduran tobacco. This is a round and powerful Robusto that is appreciated by many experienced consumers. Flor de Selva has flavors of resin as well as black and green pepper. As the tasting progresses, we perceive quite sweet notes of liquorice.
At the level of the second part, the power of the cigar goes up another notch. The length of the Flor de Selva is 120 mm with a diameter of 19.8 mm. Its smoking time is between 30 and 45 minutes. The price of a box of 25 is around 239 euros.
9. La Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto
There Aurora 107 Nicaragua Robusto is an exceptional and powerful cigar that can seduce you just at the first glance. With a length of 127 mm and a diameter of 19.84 mm, this product exclusively made with hand-rolled tobacco from Nicaragua offers delicious moments. It has flavors of cocoa, vanilla, black fruits. There are also earthy taste nuances as well as notes of nutmeg.
To take full advantage of all these aromas, you will have to taste La Aurora 107 Nicaragua for 45 minutes to 1h15. Moreover, the price of a box of 20 cigars is approximately 162 euros.
10. Montecristo Open Eagle
With a medium power, the Montecristo Open Eagle nevertheless remains an imposing cigar of very high quality. Launched in 2009, this Cuban vitola remains one of the most popular today. The Montecristo Open Eagle comes in an oily, silky wrapper that makes it even more gorgeous.
From the first puffs, you can perceive notes of cedar, vanilla and chocolate. This Cuban cigar, whose box of 20 costs around 481 euros, can be enjoyed for 45 minutes to 1h15.
Summary table of the best cigars in the world
Here is a summary table of the best cigars according to strength, taste, smoking time and price.
|Cohiba Behike 52
|30 – 45 minutes
|119 euros per box
|Partagás Serie D Nº 4
|fresh grass, menthol, spices
|45 – 60 minutes
|505 euros per box
|2h30 – 3h
|15-23 euros each
|Romeo Y Julieta Churchill
|Roasted coffee, green pepper,
|75 – 120 minutes
|Saint Luis Rey Double Corona Habanos
|Davidoff Millenium Blend
|cedar, coffee, chocolate and cherry
|17 euros each
|Arturo Fuente Opus X Robusto
|wood, cognac, cedar, nuts
|45 – 75 minutes
|Flor de Selva
|Black and green pepper, licorice sugar
|30 – 45 minutes
|The Aurora 107 Nicaragua
|cocoa, vanilla, black fruits, nutmeg
|45 – 75 minutes
|Montecristo Open Eagle
|cedar, vanilla, chocolate
|45 – 75 minutes
How to store the best cigar in the world?
To enjoy the flavors of luxury cigars and not alter their quality, it is necessary to store them well. Proper long-term storage also brings positive flavor changes. It’s not just about putting the boxes of cigars in a drawer or cupboard.
For perfect preservation of your cigars, the top-of-the-range cigar cellar from Pinel et Pinel is, in our view, the most ideal. It respects the very strict criteria expected for perfect conservation, such as a storage temperature of between 18 and 21°C and a humidity of 70% (this is the level of humidity in the cigar cellar). In addition, it must be ensured that it is regularly ventilated. You can open it every two weeks for example. Thanks to its recognized know-how, Pinel et Pinel has become the specialist in the preservation of high-end cigars, with its trunks and boxes adapted to all volumes. Indispensable for the preservation of your best cigars, with us, we are a fan of their cellars. To test is to approve it!