Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Grand Robusto
Size : 152 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : Dominican Republic
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : 6.00€
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As it sometimes happens, I didn't find the cigar I was looking for in my local B&M and ended up buying something else. This 'something else' is El Credito Serie R Grand Robusto and it was probably chosen because of its looks. Furthermore, I usually like Dominican cigars, although they are often very mild. El Credito turned out to be a medium-bodied, mostly wooden stick.
It is a definite winner for me. Attractive brown wrapper and a very beautiful band (I especially like the light blue/gold color combination).
As already stated, the cigar is mostly woody. After just a hint of spice in the beginning, a comfortable cedary taste sets in. It was a pleasure to pair it up with a capuccino. I also found some chocolate notes in the second third but overall there is not much evolution in this cigar.
6 € is a bit more than I'm willing to pay for a non-premium non-Cuban cigar.
Overall Rating :
Overall, a nice woody cigar to smoke while chatting with friends and/or playing cards. You won't need to concentrate on the taste too much.