I have smoked so many overpriced cigars that were actually mere crap... Cubans are very often overpriced too, if worth being smoked at all...! Por Larrañaga Montecarlos are an exception. At any rate, they should be kept for several months before being lit. Joya de Nicaragua is quite a good brand. We still have a production here in Switzerland. One of my standard stogies is the Wuhrmann Habana Feu. I have asked them about the origins of the tobaccos and the answer was that it was a mix of USA, Cuba, Brazil, Sumatra and Dominican Republic. Machine made yet very tasty. No ideas about resellers outside Switzerland, unfortunately. At 80 c. a piece it is an absolute bargain !