El Presidente Posted May 6, 2010 Share Posted May 6, 2010 I have had the opportunity over the last week to do a full tasting of Current Robusto's (two Robusto of each from differing boxes but same year). In order of enjoyment based on my notes. Partagas D4 (08's) 91 Still the best D4's in years. Rich in flavour with subtle complexity. Classic D4's, the way they should be. Vegas Robaina Famoso (08) 90 They were gorgeous cigars. Chocolate and earth. Whoever ocied up the HQ,PE and PSP of these offered last week and earlier this week are in for a treat. Trinidad Robusto "T" (09) 90 Still maintaining a level of excellence although some underfilling. Toasted tobacco and a hint of candy. Some real class here and one to watch for aging. Juan Lopez Seleccion no 2 (08) 90 Cracker cigars. Medium full and brimming with rich tobacco, apricot and coffee. Hoyo de Monterrey Epicure no 2 (08) 90 One of the best Robusto's of the past 12 months. medium bodied with cream, cloves and great leaf. Consistency has been excellent. El Rey Del Mundo Choix Supreme (08) 89 Surprise packet of the bunch. Fuller in body and flavour than in the past but lovely cream, tobacco and some sweet spice notes. Great midday cigar. Upmann Connaisseur No 1 (08) 89 If it wasn't for a tardy back end it would have been top of the list. Real sweetness in a sweet milk coffee kind of way. First 2/3rds on both were very much like a Sir Winston. Bolivar Royal Corona (08) 88 Had all the nuances of a great BRC but just lacked a little body falling a shade under medium both times. Smooth and delicate with cocoa and soil. Just needed to be a touch fuller (personal). Ramon Allones Specially Select (07) 88 A little fruit, a little coal, quality tobacco. Also a little rough around the edges with some flat spots in the flavour profile. Still finding its feet. Cohiba Robusto (08) 88 Not the best Cohiba Robusto's I have had of late. Had all the ingredients of dry grass stalks, toasted tobacco and hints of honey but everything a little muted. Needs another 12 months. R&J Short Churchill (08) 87 Sweet edge which I always enjoy. medium bodied but lacking complexity. R&J Exhibicion No 4 (07) 84 Just a disappointment. Harsh and flavourless. Such a shame a once great cigar has reached this level of mediocrity. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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