Robusto Extra

Somm BDX Blanc Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Somm BDX Blanc Robusto

The Somm BDX Blanc Robusto had a nice start with a fair bit of transitions from components joining the profile. It took a step down in the second third as the earth evened up with the cedar and some wood bitterness joined in. I'm always interested in low strength offerings that attempt to deliver a flavor focused profile. This was able to accomplish that through the first third, but couldn't maintain a good balance after that. Not really a cigar I'd see myself coming back to.

Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo

The Diesel Vintage Series Natural Robusto Gordo had a nice, bold start, but from the second third on, it took a step down as the earth built up and the pepper faded back a bit. Nothing all that exciting about the cigar to make we want to come back to it, but if you're looking for a well priced offering that provides some pop, this would be something to check out.

El Rey del Mundo Shade Grown Robusto

Personal Cigar Review: El Rey del Mundo Shade Grown Robusto

I found the El Rey del Mundo Shade Grown Robusto to be pleasant, but largely linear for the review, except for a few minutes during the start of the first third. By the last third, the profile was largely wood driven which did not engage my interest. Overall, this isn't likely something I'd return to, but the price point is very affordable in the current market and I could see it appealing to budget smokers or smokers looking for a light bodied daily cigar.

Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto

The Aganorsa Leaf Supreme Leaf Gran Robusto was a good cigar, and a consistent one as well. All samples produced the same smoking experience which was to my liking. It has been a while since an AGANORSA smoked at this level, and this reminded me of some early AGANORSA/Casa Fernandez releases. It's not as refined as their offerings during that golden era, but a really good blend. A really good Nicaraguan puro.

La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

Personal Cigar Review: La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo

The La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo had a promising start in the first third, with interesting flavor combinations that kept me engaged. As the cigar continued, each third seemed to step down in balance and flavor combinations leading to a disappointing last third. I'm glad I had the opportunity to review the La Gloria Cubana Serie S Maduro Robusto Gordo, but based on the flavor delivery, this isn't something I"d return to.

Somm Rioja Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Somm Rioja Robusto

The first third had a good showing of fuller flavors in pepper, hay, cream, nuts and construction paper. However, as the second progressed, staleness overtook the profile and the flavors became less distinct. With all that said, this Somm Rioja Robusto is a pass for me.

Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto

Hey, this Honduran Corojo is purdy good. It has that nice pepper spice through the nostrils, but the accompanying depth of stone fruit and mixed nuts wraps it up very well. I wasn't a big fan of the stale cedar in general, but for the majority of the cigar it was tampered quite well. No doubt will be happy to smoke this Rocky Patel Dark Star Robusto again.

Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

Team Cigar Review: Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto

The Perdomo 30th Anniversary Connecticut Robusto had a nice flavor profile through the first two thirds with good balance and flavor delivery. The final third dropped a level as some wood bitterness joined in and the black pepper became very light. This is a pretty nice Connecticut shade offering and definitely a step up from the Maduro for me. The price point is attractive and I'd be interested in trying some of the other vitolas.

Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares

Team Cigar Review: Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares

Elegant, balanced and luxurious would be the three main words to describe this Alfonso Gran Selección Estelares. All the flavors were equivalent to some of the best buttery pastries I've had, with cedar (may sound weird, but it's awesome). The only minor gripes I have are I wish the cigar at times had deeper flavors and more transitions, as the lulls become a bit disengaging. But all in all, a pleasure to smoke.

Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo

Team Cigar Review: Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo

I enjoyed the Joya de Nicaragua Cinco de Cinco Robusto Gordo, and have enjoyed all the releases in the Obras Maestras portfolio. I would not say this is my favorite, but it is definitely a nice Mexican release and solid medium-full maduro offering. One of the better Mexican releases of late as well. I do appreciate that Joya has kept things different with each of these releases. I look forward to 60 years.