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The Best Cigars of 2019

You work hard for your money – you deserve the best! After smoking hundreds of cigars and reviewing most of them, I've come up with the top 10 cigars of 2019.

These are the best smokes, with the best draws, the best flavors, and the best value for your money. If you're looking for a list of the best cigars of 2019, you've come to the right place!

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NOTE: These cigars have all been smoked and reviewed here on CigarScore.com this year. With a single exception*, all cigars were purchased, none were donated, given, or gifted – so our reviews are as objective as possible. If you'd like more information about our rating system, click here.


Best Cigars of 2019

#1 Cigar of the Year: Fratello Navetta Endeavor

After discovering the Fratello brand early in 2019, I couldn't get enough. After smoking just about every line Fratello offers, I realized Navetta was my favorite. The Fratello Navetta Endeavor is an amazing cigar. Its flavors are rich and chocolatey, and there's not even a hint of pepper to threaten the deliciousness of this cigar. An absolute must-try!

Brand: Fratello Cigars
Line: Navetta
Size: 6 1/4 x 54
Cut: Punch
Light: Matches
Price: $11.89

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Oscuro
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 87 minutes


#2: JFR Lunatic Maduro Short Robusto

best cigar of 2019 - jfr lunatic maduro short robusto

The JFR Lunatic Maduro is a wonderfully delicious cigar that comes in at a phenomenal price. The short robusto is the perfect size and it's a wonderful blend of the oily Mexican San Andres wrapper and the rich Nicaraguan binder and filler in an ideal ratio. Whenever I'm not sure what to smoke, I always pick up a JFR Lunatic with the knowledge I won't be disappointed.

Brand: JFR Cigars
Line: Lunatic, Maduro
Size: 4 3/4 X 52
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $6.20

Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 75 minutes


#3: Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon

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Don't let the price point on this cigar scare you away! The $22 Plasencia Alma Fuerte Generacion V Salomon is worth it. Regardless of whether you enjoy the Alma Fuerte every day or just on special occasions, you're in for a treat every time you light up this rustic Nicaraguan Habano-wrapped cigar. Definitely one of my favorite cigars this year.

Brand: Plasencia
Line: Alma Fuerte Generacion V
Size: 7 x 58
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $21.99

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


#4: Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro Epicure

best cigar of 2019 - Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro Epicure

Aged for 10 years in one bourbon barrel before getting moved to a second bourbon barrel for an additional 2 years, the Perdomo Double Aged 12 Year Vintage Maduro is rich with flavor. The Epicure vitola was my favorite, and it is wrolled with the perfect ration of Nicaraguan tobacco.

Brand: Perdomo
Line: Double Aged 12 Year Vintage
Size: 6 x 56
Cut: Punch
Light: Torch
Price: $10.50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Maduro
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


#5: Rocky Patel Special Edition Sixty

best cigar of 2019 - rocky patel special edition sixty

When I left the lounge after smoking the Rocky Patel Special Edition Sixty, I immediately started planning how I could get another one. Even though I gave this cigar a CigarScore 4, I think that was a mistake. The Special Edition Sixty is the best vitola in the lineup, and this limited production cigar is packed with wonderful flavors. Smoke one before they're gone!

Brand: Rocky Patel
Line: Special Edition
Size: 6 x 60
Cut: Double Punch
Light: Matches
Price: $12.29

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Smoke Time: 134 minutes


#6: RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII Brotherly Kindness

best cigar of 2019 - RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII Brotherly Kindness

Like a lot of cigar smokers, if you stay away from lighter cigars for fear that they lack flavor, you're not only missing a whole world of cigars, but you're also depriving yourself of the flavor bomb that is the RoMa Craft Intemperance EC XVIII Brotherly Kindness. This cigar is rich in great flavors of roasted honey and practically drips deliciousness.

Brand: RoMa Craft
Line: Intemperance, EC XVIII Brotherly Kindness
Size: 5 x 56
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $8

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Indonesia
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic


#7: C.L.E. Prieto Robusto

best cigar of 2019 - C.L.E. Prieto Robusto

When I think back over all of the cigars I got to try in 2019, one cigar stands out. That cigar is the C.L.E. Prieto Robusto, and the word that comes to mind is, “fun!” The Prieto was a super-fun cigar to smoke. The strong flavors of ginger make this well made cigar memorable. If you try one, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Brand: C.L.E. Cigars
Line: Prieto
Size: 5 x 50, box-pressed
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $7.25

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


#8: Casa Cuevas Connecticut Robusto

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The Casa Cuevas Connecticut Robusto was one of those cigars that convinced me I was missing out in life if I didn't smoke cigars with Connecticut wrappers. Don't let the lighter color of the wrapper fool you, this small cigar is big on flavor. It has wonderful construction and comes in at a great price point. Enjoy one with coffee today!

Brand: Casa Cuevas
Line: Connecticut
Size: 5 x 52
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $6.90

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 56 minutes


#9: Fratello Navetta Inverso Toro Gordo

best cigar of 2019 - Fratello Navetta Inverso Toro Gordo

If you like cigars (duh!) and chocolate s'mores roasted over a campfire, then you'll fall in love with the Fratello Navetta Inverso Toro Gordo. This cigar is practically flawless. And, just because the Navetta ranked #1, I couldn't leave this equally-delicious cigar off the list. Grab one; smoke one; then tell me it wasn't delicious!

Brand: Fratello
Line: Navetta Inverso
Size: 6 1/4 x 54
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $12.50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic


#10: Foundation El Guenguense Natural Toro

best cigar of 2019 - Foundation El Guenguense Natural Toro

Approximately 75% of the flavor of any cigar comes from the wrapper leaf. And in the case of the El Guenguense by Foundation Cigar Co., the Corojo “natural” wrapper is superior to the Mexican San Andres “maduro” version. The El Guenguense Natural Toro is a wonderfully constructed, delicious cigar that I'm already shopping for so I can smoke it again!

Brand: Foundation
Line: El Guenguense Natural
Size: 6 X 56
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $12.20

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


Honorable Mentions

There are so many great cigars, and 2019 was a great year for these premium sticks. But, not every cigar can make the top 10 list. Here are some of my favorite cigars that deserve some recognition.

best cigar of 2019 - rocky patel edge sumatra

Brand: Rocky Patel
Line: Edge Sumatra
Size: 6 x 52
Price: $7.15

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


best cigar of 2019 - fratello fratello natural toro

Brand: Fratello
Line: Fratello
Size: 6 1/4 x 54
Price: $8.70

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Habano
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Nicaragua, Peru


best cigar of 2019 - Perdomo 20th Anniversary Maduro Robusto

Brand: Perdomo
Line: 20th Anniversary, Maduro
Size: 5 X 56
Price: $12.20

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


best cigar of 2019 - Hooten Young Gothic Serpent Torpedo

Brand: Hooten Young*
Line: Gothic Serpent Torpedo
Size: 6 x 52
Price: $15

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua


Over to You

What cigars were left off this list? What brand was slighted?

Let me know your top cigars of 2019 in the comments section below!

 

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