Thursday, April 10, 2014

Espinosa Cigars Habano Robusto

I picked this cigar up in an Espinosa sampler back a couple months. This is Espinosa Habano is another cigar with a eye catching band and is actually the first cigar produced in Erik Espinosa's new "La Zona" factory in Esteli Nicaragua. Well let's get on the cigar it self...

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5  x 52 Robusto
  • Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Habano
  • Binder: Nicaraguan
  • Filler: Nicaraguan
  • Cutting Method: Colibri V-Cutter
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: $24.00 per 5 pack Online, SmokeInn

La Zona Habano Robusto by Espinosa Cigars
This Espinosa Cigars Habano robusto has great overall construction. You can see in the picture that it only has the finest of veins and barely any visible seams. The contrast between the band and the Habano wrapper creates nice visual appeal as well.

Physical examination of the cigar reveals that it's packed well full length, there are no hard or soft patches to be found. Checking the foot for aromas there is a hint of fruit, with earth and some coffee. After the cap is cut, the free cold draw has hints of more fruit mixed with black pepper.

Once the cigar is burning it produces a good amount of mild bodied smoke and my taste buds detect initial flavors of oak and spicy cedar. As the cigar burns on there are flavors of earth, leather, toast, brown sugar and a mix of toast, sugar, coffee and spicy cedar in the medium bodied final third finish. The flavor mix wasn't bold, or complex but it was very enjoyable.

In the first third the burn was a bit wavy and it self corrected by the center of the cigar.

Overall the Espinosa Cigars Habano robusto gave me a nice 50 minute smoking experience. I have one more in the humidor and am glad it's there. If you haven't tried one, you should.

Rated: 93

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