November 01, 2020

Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino no. 60 (6 x 50)






Video review HERE.


(Description taken from J. C. Newman's website)

Since 1884, Cuesta-Rey has been enjoyed by millions of cigar lovers around the world looking for the developed taste of a full-flavored cigar. The Centro Fino Sungrown collection showcases the rich tobacco of the Quevedo region of Equador using a hearty Sumatra-seed sungrown wrapper. Blended with specially aged Dominican ligero filler, the collection comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit the desires of any connoisseur.

Just like a center cut of beef, the finest and most flavorful wrapper tobacco comes from the stalk or centro fino portion of the plant. This provides for a cigar that is stronger than the original Cuesta-Rey Centenario collection yet smooth enough for even the most discriminating of palates. Cuesta-Rey Centro Fino Since 1884, Cuesta-Rey has been enjoyed by millions of cigar lovers around the world looking for the developed taste of a full-flavored cigar. The Centro Fino Sungrown collection showcases the rich tobacco of the Quevedo region of Equador using a hearty Sumatra-seed sungrown wrapper. Blended with specially aged Dominican ligero filler, the collection comes in a variety of sizes and shapes to fit the desires of any connoisseur.


Blend:

WRAPPER: Ecuadorian Centro Fino Sungrown

BINDER: Dominican

FILLER: Dominican

FACTORY: Tabacalera A. Fuente


Vitolas:

Pyramid no. 9, 6 1/4 x 52

Centro Fino no. 60, 6 x 50 REVIEWED TODAY

Robusto no. 7, 4 1/2 x 50



The cigar is very dark brown. It has a nice feel in the hand.




The test draw after taking the minimum from the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were cedar, orange peel, brown sugar, cinnamon, leather, nutmeg, and earthy black coffee. There was black pepper rated at 7 to 7 1/2. A nice sweet, tangy, somewhat citrus-like start.



At the first third (24 minutes) the cigar has developed into something nice. There is now a distinct tangy, sweet, citrus note that is the lead flavor, followed by cedar, light orange peel, brown sugar, cinnamon, and caramel. The nutmeg and leather seem to be combining to make a single flavor but it's not overly intrusive. They bridge over to the earthy black coffee. The flavors have reached somewhat of a balance and everything comes through. The finish is nutmeg, light leather, brown sugar, and nice lingering black pepper. The cigar is impressive. I rated the first third 93.




As I moved through the second third (52 minutes) the cigar continued to improve. The lead flavor is a tangy, sweet orange citrus, cedar, brown sugar, and cinnamon. The nutmeg and leather are somewhat subdued and do not try to overtake the flavors. They flow smoothly through the black coffee base, which is not as earthy now. The black pepper is slowly increasing. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is citrus, leather, nutmeg, and nice lingering black pepper. The cigar remains quite impressive. I rated the second third 94.




The cigar lasted 1 hour 11 minutes. In the final third the leather notes increased, which was a good thing. The sweeter notes slightly decreased, but only slightly. The cigar is a high grade medium to full bodied. The finish was unchanged. The changes did not affect the score. I held the score of 94 for the final third. This cigar was somewhat of a surprise. It's very good and there is not much talk about it because it's not a "new" cigar. Very worth trying. You can purchase these cigars HERE



Overall Score: 93.67

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