Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.50″ x 54
Wrapper : Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $7 each
More info about purchasing La Gloria Cubana Serie R cigars...
Introduced in 1999, the LGC Serie R is Ernesto Perez-Carrillo Jr.’s full-bodied offering for fans of the Dominican La Gloria Cubana cigars. They are made in the El Credito factory for General Cigar. The Serie R is available in 5 sizes and each is available with a natural Ecuadorian Sumatran wrapper or a Connecticut Broad Leaf Maduro wrapper. All that is except for the Belicoso which is available in the natural wrapper only. The sizes are…
- No. 4 – 4.875″ x 52 ring
- No. 5 – 5.5″ x 54 ring
- No. 6 – 5.875″ x 60 ring
- No.7 – 7.0″ x 58 ring
- Belicoso – 5.75″ x 56 ring (natural only)
These cigars carry some serious size with not a single one coming in with less than a 52 ring guage. Today I am smoking the No. 5 maduro. I guess you could call it a toro, or a double robusto, or a robusto extra, or just a regular ole robusto. Take your pick.
The wrapper is a very dark, mottled brown. It’s bumpy, veiny, leathery, and rustic. This is a well filled firm cigar with a good draw and a straight burn and it produces plenty of thick white smoke. Flavor wise there really is much to talk about. It has a very generic sweet maduro flavor that never really changes. It is not a bad cigar but it is a little boring. This cigar could be a good intro to maduros for a new cigar smoker, but it doesn’t have much to offer more experienced smokers. It is not a full bodied smoke by my standards either. When I think full bodied, I think Tatuaje, Cruzado, VSG, or La Flor Dominicana. This cigar is medium-bodied at best. I had hoped to get more from this cigar. At the beginning I thought maybe there was some potential in this cigar but it just fell flat as I smoked through it. I could see reaching for one of these for a day on the golf course or mowing the lawn if I happened to have a few laying around. When it comes down to it, this cigar is just not my cup of tea…