Cigar Details: RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust Robusto
- Vitola: Robusto
- Length: 5″
- Ring Gauge: 50
- Country of Origin: Nicaragua
- Wrapper: Brazilian Mata Fina
- Binder: Indonesia Besuki
- Filler: Undisclosed
- Factory: Fabrica de Tabacos NicaSueño
- Blender: Skip Martin and Esteban Disla
- Price: $10.15
- Release Date: February 2016
- Source: Developing Palates
The wrapper is primarily dark brown with a bit of a turtle shell effect. There are a few raised veins that play along with the color combination. The seams are smooth but easily visible due to color variations on the wrapper and the head is finished off with a well applied double cap. The band is the current style from the company of a colored strip over a thicker white strip. The top layer is baby blue and has the line name on it in white lettering. The aroma from the wrapper is a mix of damp earth and stone fruit sweetness while the foot brings a mix of floral notes and slightly sweet grass. The pre-light draw is very unique with some floral notes and a dusty and spicy cinnamon that coats my tongue and lips.
The cigar begins with very dark wood and spicy cinnamon. At a quarter inch in, the wood isn’t as dark as some cream joins the mix to smooth out the wood and cinnamon. The retrohale has a mix of bread, cream and mild black pepper. At a half inch in, the bread makes its way to the mouth draws. At an inch in, the wood begins to get darker as the bread remains and takes on a slightly burnt note. The cream is still in the background and the cinnamon is very faint. As the third comes to a close, the cinnamon picks up slightly as the wood becomes less dark and the bread and cream notes remain. The strength in this third was right at medium.
As the second third kicks off, some mustiness joins the mix of wood, now more defined as oak, the bread, cream and light cinnamon. At a half inch in, the oak gains some char. The retrohale now carries a musty wood note. At three quarters of an inch, the charred oak becomes a bit darker and dominates the profile as mustiness is the only flavor component detectable. As the third comes to a close, the dark charred wood remains along with the mustiness. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly above medium.
The final third continues on with the dark and charred oak along with the mustiness which is increasing. The retrohale is mimicking the same profile. Other than some slight increases in char and mustiness, the profile pretty much remained the same until the cigar came to an end. The strength did increase to medium-full.
The draw was a bit snug throughout, but I didn’t feel like it affected the performance.
The first third was my favorite as it presented wood, cinnamon and cream. After that, the wood became charred and mustiness joined in and that was the profile the cigar maintained. Other than a snug draw, construction was pretty good. For those that like darker flavors and some strength, I could see the RoMa Craft Wunder|Lust Robusto being a draw. For me, the flavor profile was too much about those components and wasn’t something that really grabbed my attention. I know these are quite popular, and I’d smoke another one if handed to me, but I’m not sure I’d seek more out.
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