There are cigars that rate well but *really* leave me wanting - like the smelly-ass stick shown above. That Fuente Don Carlos ‘Eye of the Shark’ won Cigar of the Year (2018) from Cigar Aficionado with 97 points but I’ll be damned if it didn’t smell like a sun-dried cow turd. Some guys love that ‘barnyard’ thing in their cigars but I am not one of them. This Limited Edition San Cristobal Ovation Decadence Toro, however, is like that crushing par-4 t-shot that rolls right onto the green. You’ll play 10 worthless rounds to experience that sensation again. This is the kind of cigar that makes the special-occasion-cigar-smoker go humidor shopping. I dunno, maybe the Eye of the Shark needed more time to mellow. I have 3 more so I’ll give them a year and try again. This cigar, however, tastes great, smells great, burns even, and has a thick, oily smoke that lets everyone in the room know I’m burning-down an ultra-premium stogie. As you can see, I’ve already saved the band. Only gripe is that it will not hold an ash. I gave up on the final 3rd because I got tired of relighting it (and ran out of matches). Life is good, boys.