JC Newman

September 27, 2015

Dunhill Heritage Robusto (5 x 50)

Video review HERE.

The artisans at Dunhill Cigars proudly present Heritage, an elegant, full- bodied collection that celebrates the brand's rich history of award-winning cigars. Crafted by Dunhill Cigars' master blender, Heritage by Dunhill reveals and exciting harmony of flavors derived from the word's richest soils.

"For more than 100 years, Dunhill has searched the world in a quest for sourcing tobacco of exceptional flavor and complexity. The goal is to epitomize smoking excellence, and we believe we have delivered that with Heritage by Dunhill," said Steven Kron, regional account manager for Dunhill cigars.

Dressed in a bold Ecuadoran Habano ligero wrapper and blended with exotic tobaccos including ten-year aged Nicaraguan Ometepe, eight-year aged Honduran Jamastran and three-year-aged Nicaraguan Esteli, Heritage by Dunhill is bound with Nicaraguan Jalapa. The flavor is bold, full-bodied, complex and positively Dunhill.

Dunhill Cigars has chosen this new range to be produced at General Cigar's Honduran factory, adding another country to the production landscape of its acclaimed cigars.

Heritage by Dunhill premiered in August with four trademarks. The cigars will be presented in 10-count boxes, inspired by vintage Dunhill cigars of the brand's Cuban years.

Blend Profile:
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan (Jalapa)
Filler: Honduras (Jamastran – 2007 crop) Nicaraguan (Esteli – 2012 crop, Ometepe – 2005 crop)
Country of Origin: Honduras

Vitolas Available:
Box Pressed Robusto: 5 x 50 $10.15
Toro: 6 x 50 $11.25
Gigante: 6 x 60 $12.95
Churchill: 7 1/2 x 50 $12.55

The cigar is a sharp box pressed beauty that has an oily wrapper. It is expertly made.

The test draw after cutting the cap was perfect. The initial flavors at light up were molasses, coffee, brown sugar and black pepper rated at a 7 1/2. It's the perfect amount to go along with these dark notes. Nice start.

About 3/4 inch in there are now sweet boysenberry notes with a touch of butter. A nice addition! The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is a sweet cream with lingering black pepper.

2 inches in I can now say the boysenberry notes more like a blackberry. The coffee, brown sugar, molasses, and buttery notes are still there. The black pepper has increased to an 8, minimum, and it's very nice when you retro hale and it's very nice on the finish. The finish is a sweet cream with a little influence of dry wood, which puzzles me a little. The cigar is full bodied now. 

The cigar did not change much. It's a very dark noted cigar with plenty of sweetness. The pepper was very good on both ends. I very much enjoyed the dark notes of molasses, coffee, blackberry, and the buttery notes made it all the better. These are priced better than the Signed Range line that I reviewed a month or so ago but still not inexpensive, but well worth the price! This makes the second cigar that Dunhill came out with this year that has been fantastic!

Score: 93

1 comment:

Jordan said...

I'll give them this, they know how to make a big, beautiful cigar. I really like the look of this one. Thanks for your review!