Aladino - Vintage Selection Rothschild
These guys are pretty wonderful and cheap. No poetry here about hints of chocolate with a low overtone of elderberries, just accept the idea that if you want to smoke a cigar that is typical Aladino and not spend a lot on a box, this is a good choice.
Perdomo - Lot 23 Maduro Robusto
Flavor is good as is presentation. Construction is another matter, the wrappers will not burn evenly after trying various methods over 20 sticks, always need multiple touch ups. Draw is ok, but these sticks will die within 30 seconds if left untouched. To me these things point to poor construction, same as you will get with a true Cuban about half of the time.