Origin : Cuba
Format : Torpedo (Piramide)
Size : 156 x 20.64 mm
Ring : 52
Weight : 14.26 g
Price : 12.40€ each
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I have smoked quite a few of the Vegas Robaina Unicos and, although it's certainly a very good and interesting cigar, it lacks just a little something to become great.
I must admit that this stick doesn't really get me excited. The wrapper is not oily enough and I noticed that the width of the cigar is not regular. Is it because it's badly rolled? I don't know. The band also could be a bit less flashy.
The beginning is rather spicy, then woody/cedar notes appear around the second third. The whole is very entertaining and nice. No bitterness or harshness was observed; on the contrary, I could feel that I held a high-quality Cuban in my hand, with very complex and pleasurable tobacco flavors.
Honestly, I think that Vegas Robaina Unicos are slightly overpriced. Considering that you can get a Partagas Serie D No. 4 for 11€, I'm not sure this is the best Cuban deal.
Overall Rating :
Some people say that this cigar is better than Montecristo No. 2 but I don't really agree. Both are in the same price range and the Monte is (in my opinion) more intruguing. However, it is also true that you can sometimes get crappy sticks from your Monte No. 2 box which never happened to me with Unicos.