Vegas Robaina Petit Robaina (Canada Regional Edition)

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1 review for Vegas Robaina Petit Robaina (Canada Regional Edition)

  1. Jdawg

    Vegas Robaina Petit Robaina (Canada Regional Edition)

    Origin : CubaVegas Robaina
    Format : Petit Edmundo
    Size : 110 x 21 mm (4.3 x 52)
    Release : 2009
    Price : ~$15 each

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    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.

    Appearance : [rating:4/5]
    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.

    Construction : [rating:4.5/5]
    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.

    Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
    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!

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    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 : [rating:4/5]
    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.

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    • Maarten

      I’m a relative newb to cigar smoking (over a year, one-a-day kinda guy). Canadian edition of Petit Robaina is my favourite cigar – I prefer short cigars, this one is thick to burn nicely slow and cool. Heaps of smoke, even burn, have not had a bad one yet (got 3 boxes of them to go through). Nice flavour, but remains mild throughout, not overpowering. Pricey, but worth it. I smoke Famosos more than Petits, but character-wise they’re pretty close. I love Cohibas but VR are superior to them imo.

    • DrFever

      Follow up to my last post. After finally starting on my box from 2009 I enjoyed the first one, perhaps because I’ve been a fan of the VR brand and it was a nice compliment with my coffee. However, after smoking 4 more from my box I have grown increasingly bored of this cigar. Maybe because it’s just too mild for me but the reality is all of them have had draw problems. Mine have been much too firm, have low smoke output and quite frankly they lack the complexity to keep my attention.

      Flavors are very mild and for a “limited” cigar, they have all had burn issues. Full review coming soon. I wanted to smoke enough of them to make sure that samples 2 through 4 weren’t duds. Having smoked my fifth, the problems and dislikes are just too common to be a coincidence.

    • DrFever

      I’ve been smoking Vegas cigars for the last 8 years. The Famosos is one of my go-to cigars. The beauty is, most smokers have never heard of them so you can hoard them all … they all reach for the Monte’s or the Cohibas when I open my box and most are ignorant to the fact that the Famosos is 10x better than the Monte #4. So, when I saw these regionals, I decided to give them a try. I absolutely love them. The bigger ring guage compared to the famosos is good because I prefer 50 or more ring guage cigars and I really only found minor differences in flavour when compared to the famosos. These petit robainas are uniquely their own in flavour but if tasting blind, I don’t think I would find major differences in the profiles of the two sticks. Of course the smoke is much cooler but perhaps the only major difference to me would be the added sweetness of these petit robainas.

      I’ve seen the prices of these start to come down a bit at some of the retailers I go to and as a result, I recently picked up 10 sticks.

      This is a fantastic smoke. If you’ve never tried Vegas you are in for a pleasant surprise.

    • Humidor Expert

      Wow! I’m totally jealous… Why do I have to fly to CAN to get this stick! 😉
      Another perfect Regional Edition btw is the Ramon Allones ER Alemania 2010. Perfect smoke, best ever!
      Smoke on…

    • tempbond

      This is in my top three cigars I’ve smoked, even if in Montreal, Canada, I had to pay 30$ for it at the LCDH.

      So if I could find it at 15$ like you did, I’d buy a box on the spot.

    • Kdot

      Interesting review. Ive had the pleasure to try this cigar and it was a pleasure! This is unlike the rest of the Marque, which is not unusual for Regional Editions. However I would say this cigar has a unique flavour unseen any habanos before. Worth a try for this reason alone.

      If habanos was to chose a regional edition as a regular production they could not go wrong with this cigar.

    • Jukkis

      Very good NEW Robaina. I find from Canada.
      Soon go to Partagas Amigos party and find all new 2010.
      Robaina Club Founder

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 4 1/3
Ring Gauge 52
Vitola Petit Edmundo
Construction Hand Made