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Cigar Aficionado has developed a cigar 100 point rating system based on four aspects of cigars.
* The first area concentrates on appearance and construction or how the cigar feels and looks.
* The second is the flavor, taking into account the smoothness and distinct taste.
* The third area of the system is the smoking characteristics - judging how the cigar lights, burns and draws.
* Finally, the area that is the most important and counts most towards the rating, is the overall impression of the cigar.