Well I had a stressful day at work today and figured that I would enjoy my favorite smoke. Poured a nice tall glass of Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 year Scotch figuring I would have a nice 2 hr smoke with my Esplendido. Before I smoked it, I poked it knowing that most of them are tight. I lit it and the fight began. Tight as hell and no give with everything I tried. Not in a mood for a fight tonight and I chucked it within the first 10 minutes. I swear that out of every 10 you probably get 2 that are smokable. This is my favorite cigar and when it's on is as good as it gets. I said screw it and grabbed a Juan Lopez Seleccion # 1. I enjoyed it with no problems. What gives? This has always been the same problem with these Esplendidos. Smoking these is like that pretty girl that gets you all hot and bothered and at the end of the night - you get nothing!