Flor de Selva Robusto

Flor de Selva Robusto

Flor de SelvaOrigin : Honduras
Format : Robusto
Size : 120 x 20 mm
Ring : 50
Wrapper : USA/Connecticut
Filler : Honduras
Binder : Honduras
Price : ~$7 each

Here is the flagship brand by Maya Selva (feel free to read our review of the Cumpay Robusto, Maya’s cigar from Nicaragua). Mostly sold in Europe, Flor de Selva cigars were hardly found in the US after the cigar boom, but we will probably see more of these in future, because their quality is above average. Let’s have a closer look at the robusto.

Appearance : Rating: ★★★★½
The colorado wrapper is smooth and slightly striated.

Construction : Rating: ★★★★★
After easily cutting the cigar, I tested the pre-draw – it was free and slightly woody. I lit it up and found the draw to be impeccable all the way. Flor de Selva burned well at an average speed. I would also like to mention the beautiful ash this stick sports, it’s really firm.

Flavor : Rating: ★★★★☆
The first third is very light, it features woody and vegetal flavors, well-balanced. I immediately felt that I shouldn’t expect a lot of evolution from this stick and I was right. In the second third, only a few green pepper notes appeared but I can’t call it boring – comfortable is a better adjective. In the very end, however, I noticed some acidity that I didn’t really appreciate, but it certainly didn’t spoil the whole picture.

Value : Rating: ★★★★☆
A box of these can be found at around $150 online, which I consider a decent price.

Overall Rating : Rating: ★★★★½
I enjoyed this Honduran cigar quite a bit. If you are up for a pleasant 1-hour smoke without excessive complexity, you can give the Flor de Selva Robusto a try.

6 Comments on “Flor de Selva Robusto”

  1. this sounds interesting. i havent seen it around, maybe i’ll try online :)

  2. I really hope these will be available in the US soon. Sounds like a very interesting cigar that would fit nicely with my style.

  3. Great review!
    I like that the cigar,too.
    Well constructed like all Selva cigars.
    Nice with coffee or after a light meal.


  4. Jerry, I think these are available from voilacigars.com
    You can give it a try.

  5. I´m from Mexico, and I´m going to travel to the US. Please let me know where can I buy this Flor de Selva cigars, (in all the presentations) or if I can buy online to make an order and receive them in the hotel.
    Thanks in advanced.

  6. Hi where can I get it in Singapore for the Fino.

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