February 19, 2011

Sencillo robusto review

Sencillo Robusto (5 1/4x50)

This is a totally new cigar to me so I'm intrigued. It has a medium brown wrapper and appears to be well made. The Sencillo robusto consists of  Habano de Jamastran tobacco for the wrapper, filler, and binder, with Piloto Cubano tobacco added to the filler to balance out the flavor. The Sencillo is a puro, made entirely from tobacco grown in Honduras.

Sencillo cigars were inspired by this love of simple pleasures. Pronounced “sen-see-yo”, Sencillo is the Spanish word for “simple.” The cigar is produced by Christian Eiroa in Honduras for Keith K. Park, the same many who brought you God of Fire, Prometheus, and Angelenos.

The Sencillo Cigars site has this to say about their robusto:
The Robusto has the most pronounced and full-bodied flavor of all the Sencillo shapes. The spice notes are more intense, yet the cigar remains balanced and never overwhelms the palate.

The very first puffs were filled with intense cinnamon and vanilla with a ton of black pepper. The draw is very good. There are notes of orange citrus when the draw is blown through the nose. There are even light notes of raw almonds, especially on the finish. The finish is long with rich vanilla notes and lighter notes of raw almonds.

After an inch the rich, sweet orange citrus notes become more prevalent. They mix nicely with the cinnamon. The cigar started out medium bodied and appears to be moving toward full bodied after a couple inches.

The richness of this cigar at this point cannot be overstated. The Orange citrus and vanilla really pop! The underlying cinnamon adds even more rich flavors. After the smoke is expelled you're left with a rich vanilla finish with subtle raw almond notes. Simply great!

The burn is very even. No touchups needed.

This was a very good cigar that I really enjoyed. They are in limited shops around the country but if you find one get it. You won't be disappointed.

Score: 93

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