Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Robusto
Size : 5.25 x 50
Wrapper : Cameroon
Filler : Nicaragua/Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : $3-4 each
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This cigar was a hit 6 years ago when it got a 92 rating from Cigar Insider and was featured as one of the top cigars of 2004 in CA. There is no agreement on the body of the Vegas de Fonseca Sobrino, medium-bodied according to Thompson, mild according to JR Cigars and rather full-bodied if you trust Cigar Aficionado - I guess I'll have to find out for myself. Cameroon-wrapped, this stick looks rather rough with several prominent veins and a couple of visible imperfections. It didn't take me more than 15 seconds to cut & light the cigar and very soon I was enjoying ample clouds of white smoke. No specific complaints on the construction. As for the flavor, it packs quite a rich bouquet. With a peppery beginning, it develops sweet, roasted notes as well as some woody flavors. As for the body, I say mild to medium, with some noticeable evolution. Overall, an excellent cigar for the price. You can even find them at $1-2 each you know where.