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Hi I am new to the cigar World. But, I do have a question. Is there anything I can do to get better at tasting notes? Or does it come with time? Thanks.

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    CigarProfessor

    (12 months ago)

    Part of learning cigar taste profiles is time. But I would recommend trying a cigar by taking three of the same cigars and cutting each one differently straight, punch, and v-cut. See if you can taste different things with each cut. A great cigar to try all these is Perdomo Barrel aged Connecticut. Also try lighting with different methods match, butane, and cedar spills. Then try a combination of these to see if you get different tasting profile notes. Also depending on where you are in the beginning I would recommend smoking cigars in a certain order. For example Connecticut, Colorado, followed by maduro. See if you pick notes up.

    Make sure to take a puff hold smoke in your mouth swoosh it around. See if the smoke has a texture or profile. Rub your tongue against the roof of your mouth see if you pick up notes. Also retrohale blow smoke through your nose. This is a good start.

    Paul

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      Uncle Phillip

      (12 months ago)

      Thank you for the information. I have been enjoying learning new things. I will sure give it a try. Another reason to smoke different and new cigars. Thanks.

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    RataTejas

    (13 months ago)

    Practice, and use a tasting guide and take notes. I know it sounds like homework, but often we have flavors that we can't really describe unless you're looking at a list. Then when you smoke the same cigar again, you can expand or perfect the flavors. Don't rely on what other people say, because everyone's taste is a bit different. Guide from https://www.holts.com/clubhouse/cigar-101/how-to-taste-a-cigar

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      Uncle Phillip

      (13 months ago)

      This flavor wheel will definitely help. The other day I was smoking a Rocky Patel vintage 1990 and had some familiar notes. It was bothering me because I couldn’t figure it out. Great cigar by the way. I believe, so far, one of my favorites. Thinking back and looking at the wheel I got natural and wood notes. I will definitely be holding on to this. I appreciate y’all’s advice. Thank you.

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    Pete M

    (13 months ago)

    It definitely comes with time and trying different varieties will definitely help. Everyone’s palate is a little different. One helpful tip I have learned is to try and take full, slow pulls of the cigar. Take your time. Enjoy it. Smoking a cigar fast makes it burn hot and quicker and it can hinder the savoring aspect you are looking for.

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      Uncle Phillip

      (13 months ago)

      Sounds good Pete. I sure will. I will keep your tips on hand. Thanks

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    RM

    (13 months ago)

    It just comes with time and variety. Just make sure to enjoy every moment.

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      Uncle Phillip

      (13 months ago)

      Will do my friend, will do. Thanks