Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Edmundo
Size : 110 x 21 mm (4.3 x 52)
Release : 2009
Price : ~$15 each
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We've got a guest cigar review from Jdawg today. Enjoy!
The Vegas Robaina Petit Robaina is a regional edition for Canada released in 2009. I have become more fascinated with regionals as of late. This particular cigar with its stubby size and stout ring gauge appealed to me when I first saw it. I have smoked a couple other Canadian regionals recently and found them not to my tastes, so I was hoping for something more appealing here.
This is a pleasant looking cigar. The wrapper has a nice chocolate appearance, with minor visual imperfections. The cigar was well-packed and firm to the touch.
This is a well-constructed cigar. The burn was quite sharp, especially considering I fumbled the lighting process with this one. However, it quickly corrected itself. The draw was spot on, with clouds of smoke from each puff.
The pre-draw was woody and sweet. Upon lighting, that woody sweetness continues with some earthiness and cocoa added to the mix. Very pleasant. This cigar provided rich subtle flavors that were not overpowering in the least. The second third provided the same rich flavors with an additional hint of spice, not much spice, just a touch. I noticed an occasional hint of cinnamon in the mix. This did not last long however. The final third provided an increased spice, but pretty much stayed consistent with the same flavors until the end. Overall, not very complex, but still a very pleasant smoke!
Considering this is a Limited Edition coming from Canada, prices can be quite high depending where bought. I paid $15 and feel it was a fair price to pay for a worthwhile hour spent. I would definitely buy more of these.
Overall Rating :
The pleasant taste and lack of construction issues make this an agreeable smoke. It never goes over the medium-bodied range, so it would be great for anytime of the day. I would certainly recommend picking up a few to sample for yourselves.