This cigar came out of a Robusto sampler I bought a few years ago at Gesto cigars, so I don’t know the box code of this cigar, all I know is that it is from 2007 or earlier. This Cohiba robusto, which saw his release in 1989 is one of the six vitolas from the Línea Clásica from Cohiba
The cigar has a oily wrapper, quite light colored with just a few small veins. The construction feels a bit hard and the tasteless predraw is a bit hard. The cigar has a typical Cuban barnyard aroma.
I taste a warm coffee flavor with some leather, the flavors aren’t full at all. I also taste some milky chocolate. After half an inch the coffee disappears and I am stuck with just a mild leather and the milky chocolate. This is way less then I expected.
The leather slowly grows in strength and the milk chocolate becomes the aftertaste. There isn’t much going on at the palate. At the last third I get quite some earthy tones with a little bit of leather. The chocolate has left de building. At the end the leather becomes the dominant flavor again.
It is hard to get this cigar going, even though it has been stored under great conditions in my humidor for years. The smoke starts out very thin, but gets thicker along the way, the amount stays poor though. The draw is a bit hard. The pepper & salt colored ash is frayed but firm. This Cohiba is medium flavored, medium bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? No, it just didn’t live up to the expectation. I can get better cigars for less money. This cigar proved the point that Cohiba has a bad price vs quality point.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 8 / 10