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Santa Ana Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: DonM

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Welcome to another Cigar Geeks Critique of a cigar provided to us by our friends at Palomino Cigars.  Up for review this time is the Santa Ana Robusto.  They have generously provided a number of cigars in the Robusto size for our members to review.  Special thanks to member ljlemer (aka Larry) for lining this one up.



Santa Ana Robusto

Brand:
Santa Ana
Name:
Robusto
Length:
5
Ring Gauge:
50
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Filler:
Dominican Republic
Binder:
Dominican Republic
Wrapper:
Dominican Republic
Color:
Colorado Maduro
Strength:
Mild-Medium
Shape:
Robusto
Average Member Rating:
3.88 star rating based on 4 Review(s) (4 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Black Coffee

Pre-Light: 17 Points of 10 Possible

This cigar had a less than perfect wrapper ith a few medium sized veins through it,  In a couple of places the wrapperwas not completely smoothed out.  The cap not smooth and rugged looking.  The cap did cut easilly and staight.  It was a firm cigar with no soft spots, pleasant aroma

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

At light up this cigar burned dead on staight though with no touch ups or relights.  A medium firm light gray ash, it hung in there for over 2 inches befor I bumped it.  The cigar stayed firm throughout.  It produced lots of smoke from beginning to end. Perfect in this category  

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

Great presentation with a nice band, cedar wrapped with a red ribbon on the foot.  Overall construction was good taking away from the ugly cap that was cut off and discarded anyway. A couple of medium veins in the wrapper had no effect in enjoying this cigar.  The draw was easy, my personal preference

Flavor and Aroma: 32 Points of 45 Possible

It started out medium bodied with hints of spice in the flavors.  This cigar had lots of lots of flavor to it without ever becoming overbearing.  The flavors were awesome, with the complexity it is definitely a well blended cigar.  The flavors and body warmed up in the 2/3 to a strong medium, and it was very enjoyable.  While smoking the cigar left a slightly spicy but enjoyable aftertaste.  The last 3/3 came oo slightly stronger while maintaining the flavor with no bitterness at all, until only a nub was left

Summary

I really enjoyed this cigar from start to finish.  The flavors, burn and draw extraordinary.  This cigar produced a tremendous volume of smoke throughout.  THe only bad part was, I didnt have another one to smoke behind it, or I would have.  Worthy of the rating given, I would smoke these without question and recommend them to anyone


   
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