Arganese Connecticut robusto

This is another review in the series of 6 Arganese robustos that I am reviewing and this was the one I had most prejudice about. Connecticut wrappers (with an exception for broadleaf Connecticut) just aren’t my cup of tea, so I dreaded this 5×50 robusto, especially after tasting the Double Wrap, in which the Connecticut wrapper ruined the cigar.
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The wrapper is pale, almost yellow but also smooth, silky and almost completely veinless. The cigar has a nice hay smell. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. I taste tobacco with a little pepper punch.
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I taste a harsh and bitter coffee flavor, strong and powerful but unpleasant and that flavor gets accompanied with some sweetness. After half an inch the flavors lose a lot of strength but they are still unpleasant.
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After an inch and a half the bitterness disappears and I taste an earthy flavor with some chocolate and the flavors are mild metallic. Halfway the earth flavor turns a bit sour and even though I lose the chocolate I get some wood too and a nice sweetness, a bit like cotton candy. After two thirds I taste wood and herbs and these flavors are spicy.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and five minutes. I got a lot of smoke from this cigar and the pepper & salt colored ash is firm. This cigar is medium to full flavored and medium bodied. The burn and the draw are good.
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Would I buy this cigar again? No, this cigar made it clear again that I just don’t like Connecticut wrappers.

Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 4 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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