Top 9 Cigars of 2019: #2 El Septimo Exepcion Light


Over the  next 9 days we’re counting down our picks for the top 9 cigars of 2019. Some of these cigars are new and some are not and all cigars were aged in our humidors a minimum of 2 weeks. All of the cigars selected achieved a minimum rating of “Boxworthy” and achieved the highest marks in all 10 of our recommendation criteria.- In Fumo Pax!


El Septimo Exepcion Light




  • Profile: Medium
  • Vitola: Gordo
  • Length / Ring Gauge: 5.12″ x 60
  • Origin: Costa Rica
  • Wrapper: Costa Rican Oscuro
  • Binder: Costa Rican
  • Filler: Costa Rican
  • Price: $44.10
  • Box: 10 and 25
  • Other Vitolas: N/A


Initial impressions after lighting are highlighted by how silky smooth the texture is, undoubtedly the welcomed by-product of the vintage leaves used. The easy light was followed by a dense, maple and chocolate core with underpinnings of white pepper, leather and caramel. The long, savory finish is dotted with coffee bean and  a tang of hickory. The lush undertones of citrus on the draw is phenomenal. This is a decadent and delicious cigar without exception (pun intended) that distances itself well, in every regard, from the current crop of rush-to-market Cuban offerings and even some of the best alternatives to come out of Central America.

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