"Certainly well above average"
Being one that has rather simplistic views on what constitutes a good or great cigar, my review will lack expertise of finer points. I picked the CLE for its high rating, regardless of how many reviews. I found the construction solid and draw very good, the taste develops through the first third. Halfway mark at 40-50 minutes in and very balanced, at the hour and half mark it was coming to a close, I found that it was nearly done and I so wished it wasn t. Glad I bought a box. I started with a five pack and had the box on the way before I finished the second. Great burn!