Last november I was walking around Calle Ocho in Miami and I stumbled onto Pedro Bello, a cigar maker whom I had never heard off. When I walked into the shop, I thought I saw Che Guevarra himself, but it turned out to be the owner Pedro Bello himself. He told me that he was one of the four companies that still rolls cigars in Miami, but he also owns a factory in Honduras. I got some of his cigars, promised to do some reviews and here I am, keeping that promise with a review of this 5×48 Bello robusto. As theirwebsite is under construction while I am writing this review, I can’t tell any specifics about the blend whatsoever.
I love the band, stylish with warm colors. The wrapper is nice and dark with one long thin vein. The wrapper is quite oily too. The construction is great and I smell some wood and hay from the cigar. The predraw is great and I taste raisin.
I taste a nice full coffee flavor with a hint of chocolate on the background. I like this. After half an inch I taste dry cacao with hay and wood and a hint of leather.
Halfway I taste dry herbs, mild sweet, with hay and wood. The flavors are full but smooth and complex. I also taste some nutmeg and clove. After two thirds I taste more herbs and the cigar becomes a bit sweeter.
This cigar lasted me fifty five minutes. The draw was amazing and I got a lot of smoke. The burn was great and the pepper & salt colored ash was firm. This cigar is full flavored and medium bodied.
Would I buy this cigar again? It depends on the price, I liked it though.
Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 9 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 8 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10