Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 136 x 20 mm
Ring : 52
Price : ~$180 for a box of 10
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Only 10,000 of these 100% Dominican beauties were produced. I was lucky to try a couple of Puro Robustos and my verdict is that they certainly are enjoyable, just a little straightforward. The price is a little high, too.
This is something that guys at Davidoff know a lot about. I guess everybody will agree with me that all of their stogies look beautiful. Light-coloured, veinless colorado wrapper.
Couldn't find any construction flaws (tried hard though!). Excellent pre-draw (a bit of spice), the draw was fine just as well. Very regular burn.
After a fast and easy lighting process, I was greeted by delicious earthy and sweet-root flavors, it was quite a powerful beginning. The second third is very intense, the pre-draw spice pairs up nicely with woody/earthy tones that were here in the first third. The final is a little monotonous, a slight increase in strength makes the smoke even more powerful.
Puro Robusto's price hurts. It's hard to say whether they are worth around $20 per stick, I would only recommend this cigar for those with (almost) unlimited budgets.
Overall Rating :
Regardless of a slightly disappointing last third, I still want to call this Davidoff a masterpiece. A very nice manufacturing and marketing effort as well, these babies just beg you to smoke them. Just make sure you don't look at the price they retail for :)