Video review HERE.
The cigar features an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper, Brazilian binder, and filler from the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. It comes in 5 sizes. Today we take a look at the robusto.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
Filler: Cuban Seed Dominican, Cuban Seed Nicaraguan
Matador – 6.5 x 56
Robusto – 5.5 x 54 REVIEWED TODAY
Torpedo – 6.25 x 52
Churchill – 7 x 50
Lancero – 7.5 x 40
The cigar is dark an features a pigtail cap.
And the foot is closed.
The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors at light up were quite a bit of earthiness. The sweet notes were honey, light citrus peel, molasses. There were also leather notes. At the tail end of the flavors was a cashew note. There was black pepper rated at 7 initially. There is no denying the earthiness in the cigar. It's a scratchy-type earthiness.
At the first third (30 minutes) the earthiness continues. I could still get most of the flavors in the initial description but the earthiness is steadily increasing. All the notes on the front end are somewhat muffled bu the earthiness. I now had some black coffee at the base where I didn't initially. The finish is citrus peel, touch of honey, and pretty good lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied. I rated the first third 88.
Moving through the second third (56 minutes) the earthy notes continued to rise. The front end sweeter flavors are more muffled. I could still get somewhat of a honey flavor with some molasses notes but they are quite muffled. The leather and black coffee are creeping up also. The cigar is now medium to full bodied. The finish has some light sweet notes of honey but there is quite a bit of earthiness now also. The lingering black pepper is very good. As the cigar continued to move toward earthiness I lowered the score to 86.
The cigar lasted 1 hour 17 minutes. The story of this cigar is earthiness. It's loaded with it. If you like earthy cigars with subtle sweetness this is the cigar for you. The cigar continued on the same path. I'd call the cigar medium to full bodied. The finish is unchanged. This is one of the earthier cigars I've had lately. I rated the final third 84.
Overall Score: 86