Zino Platinum “Z” Class 550R

Zino Platinum “Z” Class 550R #1

Origin : Dominican RepublicZino
Format : Robusto
Size : 4 7/8 x 50
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Filler : Nicaragua & Honduras
Binder : Peruvian
Hand-Made
Price : $9 each
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As spring is upon us we are all looking forward to cutting the grass again… yeah right. The good news is with more daylight and warmer temperatures the cigars smoking will increase along with barbecues and good outdoor fellowship.

This week I wanted to review a semi new cigar. Being released in May of 2011 the Zino “Z” Class line is defined as a stronger / powerful / more full-bodied line without a hefty price tag. The “Z” Class cigars come packaged in sleek streamlined metal tin boxes of 20. These cigars are currently available in the following sizes:

  • 654T (Toro) 5 7/8 x 54
  • 550R (Robusto) 4 7/8 x 50
  • 546P (Pyramid) 5 ¼ x 46
  • and 643C 5 5/8 x 43

This line will typically run you from $8 – $12 which is much less expensive than your regular Zino/Davidoff makeshift brands. Let’s see how the 550R fared.

On to the review…

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Zino Platinum Crown Series Emperor Edition 2009

Zino Platinum Crown Series Emperor Edition 2009

Origin : Dominican RepublicZino
Format : Robusto Extra
Size : 5x 58
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Cuban-Seed
Filler : Dominican Republic, Nicaragua
Binder : Dominican Hybrid Corojo/Olor
Hand-Made
Price : $23 each
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The Zino Platinum Crown Series Emperor Edition 2009 was created by blending Piloto Ligero tobacco grown in two different regions of the Dominican Republic along with tobacco from Nicaragua. This cigar is said to be the strongest full-bodied cigar in the Zino line.

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Zino Classic No. 8

Zino Classic No. 8

Origin : HondurasZino
Format : Churchill
Size : 175 x 19 mm
Ring : 48
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Hand-Made
Price : ~$10 each
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Unlike the Zino Platinum series, the Classic blend is more than smokeable. Of course, I will not put it on my list of favorite sticks, but the Zino Classic No. 8 deserves at least one try and who knows, you may actually like it in case you're into milder, gentle cigars.

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Zino Platinum Crown Series Chubby

Zino Platinum Crown Series Chubby Especial

Origin : Dominican RepublicZino
Format : Perfecto
Size : 150 x 24 mm
Ring : 61
Wrapper : Ecuador
Filler : Dominican Republic, Peru
Binder : USA Connecticut
Hand-Made
Price : $90+ for a case of 3
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It's quite hard to judge the Zino Platinum Crown Series Chubby Especial. I wonder whether it was designed for us cigar aficionados who have at least some experience with cigar smoking or for millionaires who can spend over 25 bucks on an average-quality stick and not regret it.

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