Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto

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    Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto. Or should it be a Grand Robusto as it’s larger and thicker than the standard 5×50 Robusto Vitola? Anyway, the Puro Ambar brand is part of the portfolio Tabacalera El Artista. Recently the brand got an overhaul. New packaging and a new blend. But this is the old blend, with the old artwork. The line is around since 2011.

    Tabacalera El Artista is not only a cigar manufacturer but also a cigar tobacco grower. And they are known for creating new varieties or bringing back old tobacco such as Dominican Negrito. The wrapper for the Puro Ambar is one of these exclusive tobaccos with the name 1900. It’s also part of the filler together with Criollo 98. The binder is Dominican Criollo 98 which is fermented in wine barrels.

    Name: Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto
    Country: Dominican Republic
    Factory: Tabacalera El Artista
    Size: 5¼x54
    Vitola: Grand Robusto
    Wrapper: Dominican Republic (1900, El Artista exclusive)
    Binder: Dominican Republic (wine fermented criollo 98) 
    Filler: Dominican Republic (1900 & Criollo 98)
    Price: €7,40
    Cutter: Xikar Xi2
    Lighter: single flame
    Smoke conditions: Indoors with ventilator
    Smoke time: Two hours
    Sponsored by Tabacalera El Artista

    The review

    The wrapper is dark. But a little rough with a few veins. It isn’t the best looking Maduro wrapper, but the rougher ones are often more flavorful. It’s oily and evenly colored. The white and brass rings match the wrapper, they compliment each other. Simple and clean in design. The cigar feels well constructed. The aroma is deep and dark. Manure and herbs. The herbs are very concentrated like vegetable stock cubes. 

    The cold draw is great, maybe even a bit on the loose side. There is a very mild cinnamon flavor in the cold draw. Once lit, the cigar releases wood with a dry sweetness. Soon these flavors are accompanied by leather and spice. The cinnamon and nutmeg are pretty pronounced in the retrohale.

    Halfway the cigar gets notes from dark roast coffee with sweetness, almost honey-like mixed with vanilla. The wood and leather are still in the flavor profile as well. Earthiness shows up with the bitterness and complexity of extra dark chocolate. Much like 80% dark chocolate. There is still spice and a little splash of pepper. 

    The draw is a bit on the loose side, but still acceptable. The burn isn’t razor-sharp but corrects itself so no touch-ups are necessary. The ash is salt and pepper in color, dense and firm. The smoke is thick and lush. This is a medium cigar, in body and flavor. And for its price, it is a very pleasant smoke. The smoke time is two hours.

    Strength: medium
    Flavor: medium

    Ministry of Cigars - Puro Ambar Legacy Robusto

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Length 5 1/4
Ring Gauge 54
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made
Filler Dominican Criollo ’98 & 1900
Wrapper Dominican Republic 1900, El Artista exclusive
Binder Dominican Republic Wine Fermented Criollo ’98