Monday, March 3, 2014

Cult Ometepe Grande Robusto

I've smoked a few sticks from Cult Cigars in the past and really liked them, so on my last trip to Cigar Train I picked up the Cult Ometepe Grande Robusto to see what it was like.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5.5  x 54 Grande Robusto
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder: Ometepe, Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Jalapa, Nicaraguan
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Purchased at Cigar Train
Cult Cigars Ometepe Grande Robusto
Cult is another cigar company that I feel does a better than average job on their band artwork and the Cult Ometepe is another good example with it's double band. The red, white and black band really stands out against the seamless Habano wrapper. The wrapper has a nice oily sheen and contained only one fine vein. Feeling down the body it was well packed, firm, but not hard and there were no soft spots to be found.  Checking the foot for cold aromas was a rewarding experience, there were strong floral notes combined with rich tobacco and sweet tea. Once the end was clipped I found the same flavor notes, with an added touch of anise, in the free cold draw.

Once the cigar was burning, the flavor mix in this medium body Ometepe wasn't complex, but the first word that came to mind was, delicious! To begin, there were strong notes of dried fruit, sweet tea and tobacco. This mix continued for about the first third then nuances of anise, toast, brown sugar and molasses entered into the mix and lasted well into the final third. In the final third a bit of mild red pepper came and went just to spice things up a bit.

Burn wise this cigar was great. The light gray ash held until I removed the band and a nice oil line developed on the wrapper just above the razor sharp burn.

I think Cult did a great job blending this cigar and this is my favorite stick of theirs so far. It had great flavors, great burn and was a joy to smoke. Give it a try I think you will be pleased!

Total: 94

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