Personal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto

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Cigar Details: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto

  • Vitola: Robusto
  • Length: 5″
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Country of Origin: Nicaragua
  • Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 Shade Grown Maduro
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Factory: TABSA
  • Blender: Undisclosed
  • Price: $10.50
  • Release Date: June 2019
  • Source: Developing Palates

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

Pre-light Experience

The Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto is heavy in hand and sports a dark oily maduro wrapper. It is smooth in texture, at times silky, but you can pick up the oils off the wrapper. There are few veins present and it is firm in texture throughout. The aroma on the cigar is that of raisins, sweet spices, rich earth and tobacco.

First Third

The first third begins by delivering rich flavors and it is showing qualities of cloves, cinnamon and anise. I am picking up rich earth notes that are not so much chocolate, but really earthy. There is a manure quality present as well and with that is damp wood and tobacco. I am picking up some sweet fruitiness and it has this currant and raisin quality to it. I would classify the body as being full and the strength and flavors are around a medium-full level.

Second Third

When I get into the second third I find the flavors come together even better than the first third and while there is not a lot of transitioning, there is more balance. I am getting those rich spices from before, same as rich earth and I am now picking up some dark cacao and espresso bean qualities. There is that sweet fruit quality and it is showing lots of raisin notes. The body is full throughout and the strength and flavors are around the medium-full level.

Final Third

The final third delivers those rich earth and dark chocolate flavors and with that is some espresso bean and raisin flavors. I am getting some tobacco and nuts as well in this third and it is finished with a softer spice profile that has been present throughout. The finish is beautiful, the best part of the cigar and it is complex and balanced.

Burn

The burn was lovely from start to finish. No touch-ups were needed and while the burn was not razor sharp and truly perfect, it presented no problems whatsoever.

Draw

The draw was great from start to finish. To be honest, I was glad it was not as restrained as I typically like in a cigar and it benefited the blend very well.

Seth
Pre
Light
Good
First
Third
Good
Second ThirdVery Good
Final
Third
Very Good
BurnVery Good
DrawVery Good
OverallVery Good

Overall

Overall, the Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto is a great cigar and an exciting release for the company. I think there is a lot of potential with this Corojo Maduro wrapper and I look forward to future releases. The Robusto offering is the best selection in the line, and this is a line that does well with a larger ring gauge. The Toro and Robusto vitolas are the two best of the four and they deliver the balance between the filler blend and wrapper. The cigar is rich and complex while showing balance and some transitioning throughout. The draw was perfect for the type of cigar that it is and the construction was spot on as well. With that being said, this is a cigar that needs to rest a little in the humidor before smoking. It needs to time to rest in the humidor and it needs to be left at a lower humidity. You do those things, you are going to have a great smoking experience. Job well done!

Seth Geise

SCORE

7.98

Cost/Point

$1.32

Scoring System

Personal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto
Seth GeisePersonal Cigar Review: Aganorsa Leaf Signature Selection Maduro Robusto

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