“Natural - I thought this was a good cigar. There were quite a few transitions throughout the smoking experience. The major flavor components were toasted bread, coffee, earth, pepper, and wood, but there were always underlying flavors of nuts, cream, cane sugar and baking spices that made for a complex profile. I also really enjoyed when the retrohale showed a lot of citrus and vanilla. Is this cigar worth the price tag? Probably not, but I would smoke this cigar again if I managed to get a bit of a deal on it.
Overall - 7.39/10
Maduro - I thought the Maduro was a solid cigar with plenty of flavor, though the flavors were more straightforward and consistent than the natural. The moments of creamy leather, citrus, and dark fruit sweetness were nice additions to the overall earthy and peppery profile. The performance was flawless throughout the lengthy smoke time, which made for an easy going experience. For me, if I was going to purchase more Family Reserve No. 95s, I would go Natural. I think it offered a bit more complexity that made for a more unique experience.
Overall - 7.06/10”Read the full review here.