Monday, February 3, 2014

Saint Luis Rey Gen2 Robusto

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 4.5  x 54 Robusto
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Sumatra - high priming
  • Filler: 3 year aged Honduran and Nicaraguan
  • Cutting Method: Vertigo guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi & Coffee
  • Price: $6.99 purchased at Cigar Train
Outward appearance of  this cigar, from the double band to the seamless wrapper, was top of the line. The smooth, seamless wrapper contained only one fine vein and the cigar was packed tight, but not to tight full length. Testing for aromas I found sweet fruit and oak from the foot and the free cold draw had the same flavor mix.

Once the cigar was toasted and burning the first few mild bodied draws had the same fruity oak flavor mix. The sharp burn left behind a tight light gray ash the fell right at the 1/3 mark, but a nice oil line was forming on the wrapper. As the burn progressed to the middle and into the final third a few more flavors slowly developed. I could taste nuts, leather, toast and sweet cream as I finished the cigar. I wouldn't call the flavor mix of the Gen2 complex, but it was tasty! Body wise I don't thing it ever built above medium in strength and it would make a great breakfast cigar.

I paired this Saint Luis Rey Gen2 with my normal drinks, but I think it paired better with coffee than it did the diet Pepsi. I will be smoking more of these as morning cigars.

Rating: 93

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