November 27, 2016

Lucious Lyon Robusto (5 1/2 x 50)

Video review HERE.

In keeping with its strong tradition of innovative cigar goods and merchandise, Meier & Dutch is pleased to announce a limited edition line of luxury cigars and cigar accessories, inspired by the hit FOX television program, EMPIRE, with a strong focus on the show’s charismatic lead, Lucious Lyon.

Fans of the award-winning series will instantly find appeal in these lavish offerings, as each piece has been designed with the utmost attention to detail, drawing from the shows iconic imagery and stylish, eye-catching elegance. Each of the high-end cigars are hand-crafted utilizing premium, aged long-leaf tobaccos and pristine wrappers. Presented in glass tubes, and nestled within dress boxes of 10, no expense was spared in creating the cigar worthy of the Lucious Lyon name. Yet as impressive as the cigar is, it does not stand alone. Joining forces with this handmade is a full lineup of premium accessories, including a crystal ashtray, stunning high-gloss humidor, razor-sharp cutter, and a lighter designed by Xikar, a company with a renowned reputation for making the highest quality accessories in the cigar industry.

Wrapper: Connecticut
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf, Mexican
Filler: Dominican, Honduran, Mexican, Nicaraguan
Origin: Honduras

Available sizes:
No. 1 Tubo (Robusto) (5.5"x50) REVIEWED TODAY
No. 2 Tubo (Torpedo) (6.0"x54)
No. 3 Tubo (Toro) (6.0"x52)

The cigar is a golden brown and fairly dense feeling.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good. The initial flavors were a sweet, creamy white chocolate and black coffee notes. There was black pepper rated at a 7 1/2. Pretty good start. Based on how the cigar is burning initially you will need to go very slowly to keep an even burn.

Close to an inch in there are now brown sugar and sweet cedar notes to go along with the white chocolate and coffee. The cigar has a touch of richness. The pepper is very good and also good on the finish, which is a sweet cream. The cigar is mild to medium and I do not expect it to move up.

About 1 1/2 inch in the cigar has not changed a bit. The flavors are just like the last segment. The cigar is very sweet with a nice black coffee base.

At the midpoint I can comfortably call this a consistent cigar. The flavors and sweetness are unchanged.

With the challenging daylight conditions I had to get a little creative. Here is a shot of my set up once the sun went behind my neighbors house casting a huge shadow on my back porch.

The cigar ended just like it has been since the 1 1/2 inch point; very consistent with the same nice sweet flavors of lightly buttered white chocolate, brown sugar, light cedar, and black coffee with a nice amount of black pepper. The finish was also unchanged. The cigar ended at mild to medium but the star of the cigar was the white chocolate and brown sugar. They were so nice and sweet. This would make a good morning cigar with a cup of black coffee. The robust sells for around $10 and change so it's not too terribly priced. A very good mild to medium cigar.

Score: 92

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