February 09, 2014

Tres Reynas Robusto (5 x 50)

Video review HERE.

This cigar is the collaboration of the Quesadas (of Fonseca fame) and the Garcia family (of My Father Cigars). This cigar is made by the ladies of these famous factories and is the brainchild of Janny Garcia, Patricia Quesada, and Raquel Quesada, Tres Reynas means 'three queens'. The cigar is a symbol of their close knit friendship and is a limited edition. It is made in the My Father factory in Esteli. 

Wrapper: Connecticut broadleaf
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan

The cigar is triple capped.

The cigar is well made. Here is the foot.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were orange citrus with milk chocolate and espresso. The pepper is a black pepper and rated at a 6.5 to 7. The cigar is medium bodied.

About 1 1/2 inch in the cigar has settled down. I have lost a little sweetness of the orange. There are now nutmeg notes to go along with the orange notes. There are some singed dry oak notes, There are now more of a dark chocolate flavor and the espresso notes are the lead flavor. The cigar is heavy with espresso. The cigar is still medium bodied. The finish is one of dark chocolate, cream, and lingering black pepper. This would be a very good after dinner cigar.

At the midpoint the nutmeg and orange citrus are very faint. The espresso is the predominant flavor. There is also a nutty flavor similar to almond butter. The dark chocolate notes are faint. The finish has influence of almond butter and coffee on the finish along with the lingering pepper. The cigar is still medium bodied. There are a lot of dark notes in this cigar.

The cigar took one hour to smoke. This cigar made numerous minor changes during the smoke. At times you would have dark chocolate and they would change to roasted nuts. Other times the orange citrus and nutmeg would be noted and they would fade away. The one constant was espresso. The notes would change almost puff to puff. The cigar ended up medium bodied. Again, this would be a very good after dinner cigar. This was a good cigar and the two families should be proud of their accomplishment.

Score: 91

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