In 2008 Portugal got their first and until now only Edicion Regional from Habanos, a Vegas Robaina petit robusto, 4 inch long and a 50 ring gauge. 600 boxes of 25 were released and this is the only batch made.
The dark oily wrapper is almost flawless, I haven’t seen a lot of cigars with a wrapper that smooth. The construction feels good, I don’t feel any possible plugs of soft spots. The cigar has a full barnyard aroma with a specific smell from which you can tell it’s Cuban. The aroma also contains a peppery smell. The predraw is a little bit on the loose side and feels dry.
I taste the distinct Cuban leather in this cigar. The smoke leaves a dry feeling in my mouth, just like I got from the predraw. After a centimeter the leather is growing a bit stronger and I get something sweet and some wood that are finding their way through the leather flavor. After an inch the leather disappears and somewhat later I can taste a herbal flavor and some nuts. These flavors will stick to the end.
The smoke is gray and quite full. The ash is dark and not very firm. I rate this cigar mild to medium bodied and medium flavored.
Would I buy this cigar again? I have a few left that I will enjoy smoking, but I don’t think I will buy more. I’m afraid that this cigar doesn’t have a lot of aging potential.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10