PG Soiree' Belicoso

CigarMan Andy

Traveling Herf Man
#1
I was in McLean Virginia for the weekend and decided to visit my friend Paul Garmirian at his store. As always, Paul and his son Kevork welcomed me with a smile. I went in into the humidor to pick out a few of his 15th Anniversary Belicoso Extras, one of my favorite sticks. As Paul and I spoke, he had asked if I had ever tried the Soiree'. I had not, and so he gave me a couple to try. He let me know that they had age on them. I was more than happy to smoke any of Paul's cigars as I have enjoyed every one that I had smoked.



Country: Dominican Republic
Length/Ring: 6 1/4 x 52
Shape: Belicoso
Wrapper: Colorado/Nicaragua
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican
Strength: Medium - Full

I pulled the stick out of the cellophane and saw nice construction, with a smooth, medium brown wrapper. I clipped the tip and took a dry draw. A beautiful nose both earthy and mild spice. I used my table torch and took a wonderful puff of that earthy spice flavor. Deep, rich smoke and a nice med ash. The burn was even and stayed even. Half way through the first third a slight floral essence was noticeable. I put my cigar down for a minute, I did not mean to, but I knocked the ash off.

I started into the second third and started noticing a light sweetness combined with a woodsy flavor. So far, this was a very enjoyable smoke. Some unique flavors I couldn't put my finger on, but was making this a complex and interesting cigar.

I arrived at the last third and it was getting amazing. Earthy, leathery, and now peppery. The finish was wonderful. This cigar took almost and hour and a half to smoke. A perfect size for me.



In conclusion: I can say was that this cigar was an event. Starting out gentle and finishing a powerhouse yet smooth. Just what I expect from all of Paul Garmirian. Hard to find, but if you like unique, unusual cigars, you will love the PG Soiree', or for that matter, any of his other cigars as well.

MSRP: approx: $12 each.
 

CRQuarto

Brrraaaiiinnnsss.....
#2
I realize this is a silly question, but I will ask it anyways: Is this a house blend of his?

If so, it looks great! I love it when a B&M has a good house blend, and buying said house blend and enjoying it in their presence I am sure gives them a feeling of pride. I am happy to oblige!

Great review, curiously what does his Anniversary blend cost?
 

CigarMan Andy

Traveling Herf Man
#3
Great review, curiously what does his Anniversary blend cost?
It is in his store, but you can buy PG cigars from Arizona to Wisconsin. Paul's home is Virginia and so his store is here. They are classified as boutique cigars. There is a list of dealers that carry his cigars.

Here is a link to his site. Very interesting information.

He has eight different blends and sizes. Over 80 different cigars.

the 15th Anniversary

CELEBRATION 9 x 50 10 $233.00
BELICOSO EXTRA 6 3/4 x 52 15 $243.00
CHURCHILL 7 x 48 25 $375.00
CONNOISSEUR 6 x 52 25 $375.00
ROBUSTO 5 x 52 25 $350.00
CORONA EXTRA 5 1/2 x 46 25 $325.00
SHORT ROBUSTO 4 x 50 25 $297.50
CORONA 5 1/2 x 42 25 $273.70
NO. 5 4 x 40 25 $212.50
BOMBONES 3 1/2 x 43 25 $212.50
 

CRQuarto

Brrraaaiiinnnsss.....
#4
It is in his store, but you can buy PG cigars from Arizona to Wisconsin. Paul's home is Virginia and so his store is here. They are classified as boutique cigars. There is a list of dealers that carry his cigars.

Here is a link to his site. Very interesting information.

He has eight different blends and sizes. Over 80 different cigars.

Thanks, I guess I should have googled it first, d'oh! I appreciate the link, I will be looking at his offerings later today to see what I am going to order. I think I will try out your favorite though! :thumbs:
 
#5
They look very well made and it sounds like they taste great too Andy.

But they sure ain't cheap! :laugh:

I guess I'll have to seek out a few now.
 
#6
Great review, Andy!

I've never been much for PG cigars. Was curious as to where his cigar store is? Is it the one along rt. 7, across from Olive Gardens?

We need to get together soon.

Andrew
 

classyndry

on injured reserve
#7
Great review, Andy!

I've never been much for PG cigars. Was curious as to where his cigar store is? Is it the one along rt. 7, across from Olive Gardens?

We need to get together soon.

Andrew
No, however that shop carries Cabaiguan which is nice. Paul's shop is on Old Dominion Drive, just about a mile or so down the road from there.

I had a soiree a little too early on in my smoking career. Despite their age, those sticks can pack a punch.
 
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