Deep Dive: 5 Best Late Summer Cigars

Now that the summer heat has started to wain, it's time to examine what smokes have rocked this smoking season.

The five cigars listed (and linked) below all have scored extremely well here at Klaro, and are ideal for those looking to puff on some premium tobacco in late summer...

1. La Palina "White Label" 

La Palina White Label

Immaculately constructed, with one of the sweetest, honey cone-like cores imaginable, this Honduran Connecticut-wrapped cigar stands out as one of the best shade-grown cigars I have ever smoked. Buttered toffee and toasted nuts make an appearance as well in this one.

2. Partagas "Cortado"

Partagas "Cortado"Small and slow-burning, this mild-medium strength blend out of Nicaragua comes loaded with a mix of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and Mexican fillers held together by an Indonesian binder. The result is a very deep smoking experience that is enjoyable and memorable.

3. Gran Habano "Connecticut #1"

Gran Habano "Connecticut #1"

Floral and fat as all hell, this beefy robusto comes packed with prime Ecuadorian Connecticut silkiness and tang, which transitions to the subtle scent of honeysuckle at the halfway mark. Outstanding value for fans of larger ring gauges and milder cigars.

4. Sancho Panza "Dulcinea"

Sancho Panza "Dulcinea"

With its authentic, USA-grown Connecticut Shade wrapper and Connecticut Broadleaf binder, this stick is the most American cigar on today's list. Oddly sized, and darker in color and taste than one might expect from such a wrapper, this box-pressed oddball is sure to be a delight for fans of nutty flavors, vanilla, and baking spices.

5. Warped "Serie Gran Reserva 1988"

Warped "Serie Gran Reserva 1988"

The last option on our list of late summer stogies to sample may sound like a total spice bomb, but there's more to this Nicaraguan puro than just heat. Medium strength, but full-flavored throughout, blasts of sweet cedar, apples, and brewer's malts all make their presence known in this blend and bring balance.