Origin : Cuba
Format : Lonsdale
Size : 165 x 16.67 mm
Ring : 42
Weight : 10.8 g
Price : ~$13 each
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The Vegas Robaina Clasicos is from my experience the best cigar by this brand. It seldom has any flaws (unlike Unicos or Famosos) and the flavors are purely Cuban, incredibly complex and smooth. Kudos to Don Alejandro!
Pleasant appearance although I must say that it isn't what makes this cigar very interesting (the flavors are..). The wrapper looks good, not too veiny but obviously has less aesthetic value than Cohiba or Davidoff wrappers.
Very solid construction. Glitches are VERY rare, especially comparing to its brothers. You can expect a regular burn and a fine draw.
I would classify this cigar as medium-bodied. The first third is surprisingly sweet (I would say honey and a little bit of chocolate) with spicy droplets which become more and more noticeable. In the second third, the stick gets more peppery and the sweetness slowly disappears, this is when one would think that the Vegas Robaina Clasicos is full-bodied. Suddenly, strength goes back to normal and the last third is rather creamy, with notes of roasted coffee and cocoa. The last third is really excellent, just make sure that you smoke the cigar slowly and you'll experience an amazing finish.
The price point is right. The Clasicos provide the best price/quality ratio among Vegas Robainas.
Overall Rating :
This is a true gem. It's less known than other famous lonsdales and due to that fact it is cheaper and gives you an opportunity not to go mainstream and yet enjoy a very high quality smoke. Try it out.
Please feel free to check out another review of Vegas Robaina Clasicos by David.