One of the biggest misconceptions in premium cigars is that mellow bodied cigars lack flavor and complexity. That couldn’t be anything further from the truth. Now, a Macanudo Cafe or a Rocky Patel Vintage may be a fantastic introductory cigar for a new smoker, but they’re also ideal for any seasoned cigar aficionado. They’re great smokes to enjoy morning, noon or night, and they pair brilliantly with a myriad of beverages.

So, today we’re going to celebrate the wonders of mellow bodied cigars with the top rated mellow cigars for 2022.

Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva

Gran Reserva from Arturo Fuente is a mellow cigar that boasts a beautiful construction and enticingly smooth draw. The cigar starts off with a gorgeous African Cameroon wrapper that adorns a spectacular blend of Dominican binder and filler tobaccos to create balanced notes of oak, caramel and leather with every puff.

Wrapper: Cameroon

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

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Baccarat Natural

A classic, premium hand rolled cigar at a great price, Baccarat Natural is a mellow bodied smoke that’s rich, smooth, and made with care. A slightly sweet Connecticut Shade wrapper cloaks a beautiful blend of Honduran and Mexican tobaccos that give way to subtle notes of sweet, creamy and woodiness in every puff.

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Mexican

Filler: Honduran

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CAO Gold

Introduced in 1996, CAO Gold continues to enjoy a devoted fan base and has received some of the highest ratings in the industry, including multiple 90 ratings from various sources. This cigar features a gorgeous Ecuadoran Connecticut seed wrapper along with a well-aged Nicaraguan binder and filler.

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut

Binder: Nicaraguan 

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Cohiba Connecticut

Cohiba Connecticut is a pricey premium cigar, but each puff delivers a mellow, smooth, silky, and wonderfully nutty note. You’ll also enjoy hints of sweet cream, cedar, earth, and wood. There’s no doubt, it’s a luxury smoke, and worth dropping a little extra coin on once in a while. 

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut

Binder: Mexican

Filler: Brazilian, Dominican, Nicaraguan

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Davidoff Grand Cru

Immediately impressive, Davidoff Grand Cru is a seamless mellow cigar that boasts an attention-grabbing, light-golden Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper. Cloaked inside, you’ll find a delectable blend of Dominican tobaccos that gives way to a bouquet of complex flavors that include spice, cedar, and an overall sweetness.

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

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Don Tomás Clásico

As one of the best-known brands to hail from Honduras, Don Tomás Clásico embodies the time-honored Honduran tradition of cigar making. Surprisingly value priced, these outstanding cigars were named to Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list (2006) and were hailed as a "Best Buy" in Cigar Insider. Flawlessly constructed of well-aged tobaccos, Don Tomás Clásico cigars are the ideal indulgence for the smoker who seeks rich taste at an accessible price.

Wrapper: Honduran

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Dominican, Honduran

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Macanudo Café

Individually handcrafted from an aromatic and flavorful blend, Macanudo Café is a mellow, distinctively smooth cigar that’s incredibly easy to smoke. In addition to being a consumer favorite, Macanudo Café has been endorsed by Cigar Insider (sister publication to CA) with a rating of 90.

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Mexican San Andrean

Filler: Mexican, Dominican Piloto Cubano

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Montecristo Original

Known for its smooth and satisfying taste, Montecristo Original is a medium-bodied cigar that comes dressed in an impeccably constructed, golden brown Connecticut Shade wrapper. Thoughtfully tucked inside, you’ll find a blend of Dominican tobaccos that give way to notes of white pepper and cream.

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Dominican

Filler: Dominican

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Oliva Connecticut Reserve

Connecticut Reserve by Olivia is a rich, mellow cigar that boasts a golden-brown Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade wrapper draped over a meticulously blended bunch of Nicaraguan tobaccos. Silky smooth from start to finish, enjoy notes of wood, coffee, and cream in each and every puff.

Wrapper: Ecuadoran Connecticut Shade

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

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Rocky Patel The Edge Connecticut

The Edge Connecticut by Rocky Patel is an extremely well-balanced and dazzling mellow cigar. It hits the scene dressed in a golden-brown Connecticut Shade wrapper that’s as smooth as it is good looking. On the inside, a meticulously-aged blend of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Mexican San Andres tobaccos generate complex notes of citrus, spice, and cream with a floral finish.

Wrapper: Connecticut Shade

Binder: Mexican San Andres

Filler: Honduran, Nicaraguan

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    (28 days ago)

    My favorites are the Monte Cristina Original, Macundo Cafe and Cao Gold. These are enjoyable everyday smokes to have in the humidor on the days you just need to get a smoke in to make the week more enjoyable. The weekends are for the medium and bold sticks with some good whiskey.

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    (36 days ago)

    Rocky Patel The Edge

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    (36 days ago)

    Cao Gold!!

  • Member Avatar
    (37 days ago)

    Monte Cristo classic