Even Cigar Wars isn’t immune to a little spring cleaning… In March, the usual suspects were tossed to the curb, with newcomers like FFOX Lost City, Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu, and Blind Man’s Bluff claiming the top spots.

Highest Ranked Natural Shade Cigar:
Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigarFuente Fuente OpusX Lost City is a variation of the famous OpusX blend, which uses an unusual selection of tobaccos grown later in the year, during the summer months. The tobaccos are said to be aged for 5 years before rolling and are created in small batches annually.

  • Manufacturer: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Dominican
  • Price: $28+
  • Country: Dominican Republic

Highest Ranked Maduro Shade Cigar:
Sobremesa

Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust Sobremesa cigarSobremesa is the first release from Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust, the latest venture from industry veteran Steve Saka—marking a highly-anticipated release for cigar enthusiasts worldwide, after Saka’s departure from Drew Estate.

  • Manufacturer: Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust
  • Wrapper: La Meca Ecuador Habano #1 Rosado
  • Price: $9.50 – $15.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Affordable Cigar:
Havana VI Verocu

Tatuaje Havana VI Verocu cigarTatuaje Havana VI Verocu cigars are now a regular production release from Tatuaje. The cigars feature a tweaked, more full-bodied blend from the original “Red Label” cigars.

  • Manufacturer: Tatuaje Cigars
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Price: $4.00 – $9.50
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Expensive Cigar:
Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigarFuente Fuente OpusX Lost City is a variation of the famous OpusX blend, which uses an unusual selection of tobaccos grown later in the year, during the summer months. The tobaccos are said to be aged for 5 years before rolling and are created in small batches annually.

  • Manufacturer: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Dominican
  • Price: $28+
  • Country: Dominican Republic

Highest Ranked Cuban Cigar:
Montecristo No. 2

Montecristo No. 2 cigarMontecristo is the world’s largest cigar brand, and at the center of the brand is the Montecristo No. 2 cigar—the best of the best. Critically acclaimed and world-renowned, it’s a classic, to say the least.

  • Manufacturer: Montecristo
  • Wrapper: Cuban
  • Price: $14.00
  • Country: Cuba

Highest Ranked Dominican Cigar:
Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigarFuente Fuente OpusX Lost City is a variation of the famous OpusX blend, which uses an unusual selection of tobaccos grown later in the year, during the summer months. The tobaccos are said to be aged for 5 years before rolling and are created in small batches annually.

  • Manufacturer: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Dominican
  • Price: $28+
  • Country: Dominican Republic

Highest Ranked Honduran Cigar:
Blind Man’s Bluff

Caldwell Blind Man's Bluff cigarCaldwell Cigar Co. introduced Blind Man’s Bluff in 2015, offering the premium look of their high-end products but with a lower price point. As Caldwell is known to team with well-established cigar manufacturers, BMP features Honduran tobaccos and is made at the famed Camacho factory (Agroindustrias Laepe S.A.) in Honduras.

  • Manufacturer: Caldwell Cigar Co.
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
  • Price: $7.50 – $9.50 (MSRP)
  • Country: Honduras

Highest Ranked Nicaraguan Cigar:
Oliva Serie V Melanio

Oliva Serie V Melanio cigarOliva Serie V Melanio is the most premium offering from Oliva Cigar Co. It was originally introduced in 2012 and has since earned top accolades industry-wide, including Cigar Aficionado’s #1 cigar for 2014.

  • Manufacturer: Oliva Cigar Co.
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Price: $8.00 – $14.00
  • Country: Nicaragua

Highest Ranked Cigar Overall:
Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City

Fuente Fuente OpusX Lost City cigarFuente Fuente OpusX Lost City is a variation of the famous OpusX blend, which uses an unusual selection of tobaccos grown later in the year, during the summer months. The tobaccos are said to be aged for 5 years before rolling and are created in small batches annually.

  • Manufacturer: Arturo Fuente
  • Wrapper: Dominican
  • Price: $28+
  • Country: Dominican Republic