5 Vegas Relic

5 Vegas Relic

Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Perfecto
Size : 5.7 x 54
Wrapper : Dominican Corojo
Filler : Dominican Long-Leaf Ligero and a single leaf of 12 year aged Dominican
Binder : Dominican
Price : $4.50-$5.00 each

5 Vegas cigars have always been hit or miss with me. But a few years back I received one of these in a sampler pack, and absolutely loved it. When I was given the opportunity to review this cigar for the first time, I had to do it. This is one of my personal favorite cigars with the 5 Vegas name.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★☆
The cigar had a great medium shade of brown wrapper, almost chocolate brown. The perfecto shape is perfect. Easy to cut, easy to light, what more could you ask for? The cigar is perfectly tapered on both ends. It gives off a great sweet smell.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★☆
The cigar is made extremely well. There were no splits or peels once I cut the cigar. There were no veins in the wrapper that could alter the smoke pattern. The wrapper was very smooth and oily. Also the cigar was wrapped very tight, with absolutely no soft spots throughout the stick.

5 Vegas Relic

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★☆
This particular cigar switches up its flavor profile quite often. For the first few inches, I was getting a very strong coffee flavor with a good amount of cinnamon undertones. These two flavors were very prominent through the first third. The midpoint of the cigar got much sweeter when a chocolate flavor entered the mix. The major flavor profile change came right around the half way point when the spiciness of pepper came in strong and combined with the coffee and chocolate flavors. This flavor combination led all the way through until the finish of this great stick.

Value : Rating: ★★★★★
What can I say? For $5 a stick, you really cant go wrong. This cigar is easily comparable to cigars that have $8.00 – $10.00 price tags on them. This cigar if definitely one that I would buy again.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★½ (4.25)
If you are someone who really likes the ash on the cigar, this cigar has a good one. It’s a little flakey, but it’s strong and holds on well. The aroma is very sweet with just a little bit of spice mixed in. The burn is even for the most part all the way through. It gets a little wavy at times, but always evens out. The only thing I don’t like about this cigar is the draw. Because of how tight it is wrapped and of the perfecto shape, the draw is a little tight.

If you are someone who is a fan of medium to full bodied cigars I recommend this cigar to you.