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Familia Robaina (HR), Ilegal (CT)

Toro, 6 x 50
Country: Nicaragua/Estelí (La Corona factory)
Wrapper: Ecuador (Connecticut shade)

REVIEW INFORMATION

Review date 4/3/2021
Reviewer live4cigars (NYC & Brasilia, Brazil)
90.3
Look and feel 80.0
Flavor and aroma 90.0
Burn and construction 95.0
Overall 90.3

REVIEW NOTES

4/5* Excellent mild-medium strength, Med body, Med-Full flavor. Surprisingly flavorful, balanced and medium complexity for a CT (Ecuadorian shade grown) wrapped blend. According to Cigar Federation, the non-public fillers include “some combination of filler tobaccos from four countries—Peru, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, and U.S. tobacco from Pennsylvania”. Flavors of bread, nutmeg, cedar, cinnamon, oak, unsalted peanut, and graham cracker are balanced beautifully for a great morning stick with milked coffee or cappuccino. Some complexity of multiple lighter flavors are consistent throughout without major transitions with balance being the star of the show. Almost no spice or pepper even on retro. Reminds me of the Hirochi Robaina (HR) Sublime but milder with a shorter finish BUT not sure HR has anything to do with this release other than sharing the last name? Following this stick with a heavier and spicier new generation CT, like My Father, would be interesting progression, or Steve Saka’s old gen milder CT for comparison and closer similarity. Excellent construction and burn time. High value. Worthy of regular rotation for mornings or first stick.
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ADDITIONAL REVIEW NOTES
Smoke time 80 minutes
Cigar age 1 yr. 2 mo.
Price per stick $7.00
Review created: 4/3/2021Last modified: 4/3/2021

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