Cigar Review: Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT – Rated 96

Felix Assouline pulled out all the stops and went all in at the 2108 IPCPR in Las Vegas as he introduced a number of new blends and extensive line extensions. His EGO line of cigars was one that was considerably extended and today I would like to focus on the new EGO Gold.  The EGO Gold joins the EGO Ocean Blue, EGO White, EGO Red, EGO Connecticut, and the original EGO to complete a full line of cigars that are expected to please any palate.

Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT

The EGO Gold contains a rich Nicaraguan and Honduranblend described as:

  • Wrapper – Nicaraguan (Habano 98)
  • Binder – Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
  • Filler – Honduran (Jamastran) and Nicaraguan (Jalapa)

The EGO Gold is available in seven different vitolas packaged in both 10-count and 24-count boxes. 

  • 24KT (6 x 50) – MSRP $9.00 (10 and 24 count boxes)
  • Fiebre Del Oro (6 1/2 x 54) – MSRP $10.00 (10 and 24 count boxes)
  • Money Shot Belicoso (6 1/2 x 54 ) – MSRP $10.50 (10 and 24 count boxes)
  • Fortis Fortuna Juvat (6 1/2 x 58) – MSRP $12.00 (10 and 24 count boxes)
  • Gold Dias Del Oro (6 1/2 x 56) – MSRP $11.00 (10 and 24 count boxes)
  • Fuerza Fuerte Redondo (9 x 56) – MSRP $15 (10 count box only)
  • Fuerza Fuente Cuadrado (9 x 56 box press) -MSRP $15.00 (10 count box only)

For this review I sampled the Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT which I recived from the company at this years IPCPR, it has been resting in my humidor for three months.

Pre-Light Examination

The EGO Gold has a gorgeous reddish-brown oily wrapper which has a decent amount of marbling throughout. There are just a few veins running along the barrel and it is neatly finished with a triple cap.

There is one band that adorns the EGO Gold and like all cigars in the EGO line it uses the EGO logo with this one using a gold, silver, white, and black motif. The band stands out well on the background of the wrapper and would certainly be an eye catcher in a humidor. 

Running the EGO Gold across the nose, I picked up a pungent aroma along the barrel and a minty note off the foot.  This was quite an enticing introduction to the cigar and had me wanting to fire it up and experience what it has to offer.

I proceeded to slice the cap with my Palio double blade cutter to give it a straight cut and took in a few cold draw puffs. The draw was snug  and offered notes of nut, spice, and earth

With the preliminary examination out of the way and much to my liking, I toasted the foot with my dual flame JetLine lighter, bringing the foot to an even orange glow. 


Cigar Review Notes

Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
  • Delicious creamy smoke starts the journey
  • Pepper, earth, and mineral notes open the profile
  • Medium grey ash evolves resting on a medium char line
  • Chocolate nut aroma fills the air in the lounge
  • Woody and cream notes round out the early profile
  • Ash falls gently after an inch plus with a perfect burn cone 
  • Coffee and sweet cream notes enter much like a cafe leche 
  • Mild mint notes spike along with a dry fruit moving into the second third
  • Spice enters at the end of the second third with a continued sweetness 
  • Strength moves to solid medium 
  • Dry cocoa powder enters in the final third 
  • Finished with a lingering fruit 
  • Medium in Strength 
  • Total smoking time was 1 hour and 30 minutes

Overall, I rate the Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT a 96. The cigar had a full body of flavor from foot to nub and had pristine burn qualities including a well-formed and centered burn cone and crisp burn line throughout.  Keeping with Stogie Press rating criteria the only point I deducted was for the medium grey ash. At a price point of $9.00, I would certainly put this as a box buy. 

Point Deductions: (-1) Medium Grey Ash

Bonus Points (+1) Box Buy

Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT
Felix Assouline EGO Gold 24 CT

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