Santa Damiana Robusto

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    Santa Damiana Robusto

    Origin : Dominican RepublicSanta Damiana
    Format : Robusto
    Size : 5 x 50
    Ring : 50
    Wrapper : Connecticut Shade
    Filler : Dominican Republic
    Binder : Dominican Republic
    Price : ~$5 each

    Santa Damiana is a Dominican brand now owned by Altadis USA. It has a rich history as it was born in Cuba in the beginning of the 20th century. I purchased this specimen in a cigar shop in Andorra and haven’t found a single photo online that looked alike, so I can only assume that this is the new band of the #500 robusto. It can also be a European version of the cigar – who knows? Perhaps it’s really time to sign Doc’s petition

    Appearance : [rating:4.5/5]
    The Connecticut Shade wrapper looks great. It is smooth as silk and definitely oily. The cigar exhales a faint aroma of wood and stable.

    Construction : [rating:5/5]
    Top-notch construction – the draw and the burn were more than satisfying all the way. The produced smoke is thick and voluminous.

    Flavor : [rating:3/5]
    A Dominican smoke from Altadis USA… this should definitely be on the milder side, right? Well, it is. The Santa Damiana starts with a friendly spice which very soon tranforms into a smooth and creamy flavor of expensive wood. The smoke provides a pleasant sensation on the palate, it is fresh and tangy. Despite being simple, the bouquet of flavors is rather enjoyable. The finish is also mild with a few leather notes.

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    If the consistency is there, this might be an OK cigar to start the day with.

    Overall Rating : [rating:4/5]
    Of course, it is not a bargain, but I can’t say the stick is overpriced. You just shouldn’t pay too much attention to the flavors and you’ll be fine.

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Cigar Region Dominican Republic
Filler Dominican, Nicaragua
Wrapper Connecticut Shade
Binder Dominican Republic
Length 5
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Robusto
Construction Hand Made