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Di Fazio Picoso Doble Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: akira (akira)

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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 Picoso Doble Robusto.




Di Fazio Picoso Doble Robusto

Brand:
Di Fazio
Name:
Picoso Doble Robusto
Length:
5
Ring Gauge:
60
Country of Origin:
Honduras
Filler:
Honduras
Nicaragua
Binder:
Honduras
Wrapper:
Honduras
Color:
Colorado Maduro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Robusto Gordo
Average Member Rating:
3.75 star rating based on 4 Review(s) (4 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 10 Possible

Prelight, this cigar looked awesome.  To me, it was the best looking stick out of the three di Fazio cigars I received.  It was a very nice looking husky, medium brown wrapper with some pronounced veins.  There was also a nice oily sheen on the wrapper.  The cap was clean and cut very easily.  The heft of the stick seemed a little light given the solid feel when squeezed.  The aroma was earthy and leathery and the prelight draw was a bit tight, but manageable and had a hint of spice and the leather also showed.

Lighting and Burn: 8 Points of 15 Possible

The cigar lit easily, but immediately had a big runner and the wrapper began to crack a bit as well.  It took some work (a couple major touch ups) to get the burn as close to even as I could.  Upon lighting, the aroma was excellent, but as I will go into later, the flavor seemed flat.  With all of the touch ups, the burn was pretty fast for the size and heft of the stick.  The ash was also kind of a mess since it was cracking and I had to touch up the burn.

Construction: 21 Points of 30 Possible

Prelight, this cigar appeared to be well constructed with a solid feel and a perfectly applied cap.  The prelight draw was a little tight, but not in a bad way.  I actually prefer to have a slightly tight draw so it worked for me.  Once lit, the flaws in the construction showed up with the runner that did not stop for almost the entire length of the cigar.  

Flavor and Aroma: 25 Points of 45 Possible

The flavor of this cigar was all leather at the start with a hint of earth.  The smoke was fairly smooth, but not overly complex.  It was a shame that I had burn issues as I believe it really affected the flavor since I lost the wrapper flavor for most of the cigar.  The aroma as the wrapper burned was very nice, but the cigar seemed to lack the extra spice I thought should have been there.  The flavor also seemed to lack the rich flavors of a good ligero.  The second and last thirds of the cigar were similar in flavor and it did not really develop as it went.

Summary

Overall, this cigar was disappointing as the flavors did not develop into anything more than a light leather and earth.  In addition, the burn issues were definitely distracting and made this cigar difficult to enjoy.  Based on the aroma, I want to give it another shot, but if the flavor didn't pick up on my next one, I probably wouldn't try this one again.  


   
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