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Di Fazio Connecticut Doble Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Dennis Angelo (DennisA)

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Welcome to another Cigar Geeks Critique of a set of cigars provided to us by our friends at Di Fazio Cigars.  Up for review this time is the Connecticut Doble Robusto.



Di Fazio Connecticut Doble Robusto

Brand:
Di Fazio
Name:
Connecticut Doble Robusto
Length:
5
Ring Gauge:
60
Country of Origin:
Honduras
Filler:
Honduras
Nicaragua
Binder:
Indonesia
Wrapper:
Connecticut Shade
Ecuador
Color:
Colorado Claro
Strength:
Mild-Medium
Shape:
Robusto Gordo
Average Member Rating:
4.17 star rating based on 3 Review(s) (3 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 20 Points of 10 Possible

Nice looking light caramel colored wrapper, with a slight sheen, and a few small veins.
Good looking gold embossed black band.
Very light tobacco aroma.
Clipped easily and cleanly with a double guillotine.
Draw was very good with mild tobacco and light hay flavors.  

Lighting and Burn: 10 Points of 15 Possible

Toasted and lit easily and even. Burn became crooked within the first inch, and never straightened out. Touched it up just past the halfway point, but it still looked like it wanted to run up one side.
Ash was solid, light gray with dark streaks, and held to 1 3/4 - 2 inches.
Plenty of smoke all the way to the end.

Construction: 25 Points of 30 Possible

The draw was very good throughout the stick.
There was a 1/4 inch crack at the foot, and the wrapper appeared to be slightly lifted underneath the band.
The cap was well applied.
It felt very firm, with no soft spots, fairly heavy in the hand, and well filled,


Flavor and Aroma: 24 Points of 45 Possible

The 1st third was very mild and tasted mostly of light tobacco and hay. A slight grassy flavor came on about an inch in, but faded quickly.
The 2nd third added some leather and earthy flavors, with some cream and mild bitterness developing around the halfway point. Still mild, but building up ever so slightly, and nothing unpleasant.
The last 3rd began with a fleeting return of the grassy flavor. A mild spice (white pepper?) developed here, too. Actually tried to approach the lower end of medium here, just not quite there.
Nearing the nub, I picked up a very light rubbery aftertaste.

Summary

This is a good looking FAT stick, with some minor flaws.
Overall, it was not an unpleasant one hour smoke, but is too mild for my taste, and had a few fleeting unpleasant moments.
I wouldn't turn another one down, but don't think I'll be looking to buy any.


   
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