- Don Lopez
El Gran Robusto
- 5.5 x 54
- Nicaraguan Habano Maduro
- Nicaraguan Mix
- 1 hour, 20
- 1 week in my
humidor at 67/68rh.
- Pretty sharp, one
touch up in final third.
- Tons of
smoke on draw, and at rest.
- Somewhat flakey, but
holds to an inch easily.
Nice firm canon, no soft spots. Rugged, rich, dark wrapper with no
prominent veins. Well rolled, with
tight double cap.
Pre-light aromas are earthy, rich tobacco, with traditional barnyard
which I can't put my finger on
dang it! My daughter said cinnamon.
Her boyfriend (my eventual son-in-law) said licorice.
I can't describe it.....not quite floral......not quite spice.......
After toasting lightly with my torch, the cigar lit easily with a wooden match.
Not much on the first few puffs, typical tobacco flavors, rather
dry finish, with hints of woodiness,
but not cedar. I did a few retrohales early, and was surprised by a pepper blast or
but that (retrohale pepper) quickly faded.