Excalibur Cameroon by Hoyo de Monterrey

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After Hoyo de Monterrey phased out the 1066 line in 2010, the Excalibur Cameroon line was introduced (along with the Excalibur Legend and Excalibur Dark Knight lines). The Excalibur Cameroon cigar is a full-bodied Honduran cigar that is highlighted by its rich Cameroon wrapper and its flavorful Connecticut Broadleaf binder. Its unique story is that the Excalibur Cameroon cigar was named "The People's Choice Cigar" because its blend was selected by cigar smokers who have a deep passion for cigars. The Cameroon series, which includes the Galahad (6 3/4 x 47), the King Arthur (6 1/4 x 45), the Lancelot (7 1/4 x 54) and the Merlin (5 1/4 x 50), features a shiny Cameroon wrapper which enhances this collection with its uniquely spicy tone.

The Excalibur Cameroon is a blend that combines Honduran, Nicaraguan and Dominican tobaccos. Its character is enhanced by a select Connecticut Broadleaf binder which is grown in the Connecticut River Valley. Because the tobaccos of the Excalibur Cameroon are cured over a lengthy period of time, the flavors become richer with some spicy overtones, pleasing the most discriminating smoker.

With an 88 rating by Cigar Insider (of Cigar Aficionado), the Excalibur Cameroon is undoubtedly a well-made cigar with a great draw and burn, a well-placed cap, silky smooth and balanced smoke, and flavors that range from pepper, ginger, floral, toasty, buttery, creamy with some chalky and vanilla notes throughout. For the true test it would be suggested to try one of each of the Excalibur blends, starting with the Cameroon Legend, followed by the Excalibur Cameroon, and finishing off with an after-dinner smoke of an Excalibur Dark Knight blend.