Monday, April 14, 2014

Sublimes Double Robusto

This Sublimes Double Robusto is a cigar that I had never heard of until my last visit to Cigar Train. Brian, the owner, had left a Sublimes double robusto for me and wanted my opinion. Checking out the Sublimes Cigars web site I read, "SUBLIMES cigars are the epitome of taste and excellence". Are they? Well let's smoke this beauty and find out...

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5 3/4  x 54 Double Robusto
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian shade-grown Habano-Rosado
  • Binder: Honduran Habano-Corojo
  • Filler: Nicaraguan Habano-Criollo
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Paired with: Diet Pepsi
  • Price: Est. $7.99 Sample provided by Cigar Train
Sublimes Double Robusto Cigar
The first thing I noticed after freeing the cigar from its cellophane was the striking contrast between the white with gold band and the shade grown Habano-Rosasdo wrapper. Getting past the nice aesthetic appearance and turning the attention to the cigar itself, the overall construction looked great. The oily, toothy, seamless wrapper contains only a couple of small veins and its packed firmly from head to foot.

Testing cold aromas there were hints of oak, molasses and fruit from the foot. Once the cap was clipped, the free cold draw had nuances of fruit, oak and white pepper with a lingering sweetness on the palate.

After the cigar was burning it produced a large volume of medium bodied smoke from both ends while providing flavor notes of wood, toast, earth, a touch of fruitiness and some spicy cedar. As the burn progress it left behind a firm white ash that held on past the first third and flavors of cream, molasses entered the mix. The final third finished with a full bodied mix of medium black pepper, charcoal, molasses and toast.

Overall this was a very nice cigar, it had great visual appeal, construction, burn and flavors. This is defiantly a cigar I will smoke again if I get the chance and recommend you give one a try too.

Sublimes Cigars are available in 5 sizes:
  • Robusto: 4 3/4 - 50
  • Robusto Extra: 5 1/4 - 52
  • Double Robusto: 5 3/4 - 54
  • Grande: 6 3/4 - 56
  • Magnum: 6 1/4 - 58
I would like to than Brian at Cigar Train for providing this sample for review. Thank you!

Rating: 94