Don Rigo

Don Rigo dr. Steve consigliers

Don’t let the size scare you away, that’s what the Don Rigo website mentions about the Dr. Steve consigliers cigars, and that’s not without a reason. These cigars are huge, 190mm long and have a ring size of 60. My Xikar Xi2 cutter was almost too small for this megastructure among cigars. The people at Don Rigo were kind enough to send me a sampler containing 10 Dr. Steve consigliers to review, for which I am grateful. And the service is wonderful, just 3 days after our first contact I got the sampler at home.

The cigar has a pretty dark color but it’s not dark enough to be a maduro and is made out Dominican filler and binder and an Indonesian wrapper. The wrapper is flawless, just a few nice veins, the band is nice, simple, colorful and clear. The cigar has a great look and a great feel, nice and firm and when I smelled it I smelled straw. The predraw and the draw are both easy and smooth, just the way every cigar should be.
After lighting the cigar I could taste a bit coffee and some smooth leather but all in a very creamy way. At about a quarter of the cigar there was a hint of cacao although all flavors are so creamy that it’s hard to discover a real flavor, there are several flavors that I could taste, but none I could name and in this case it’s a compliment. It is a very smooth, medium bodied cigar, a wonderful creation which shows that non Cubans can be just as satisfying as Cubans.

The smoke is thick and rich with a light gray bit frayed but firm smoke. When the ash broke just a big over the half the burn got a bit crooked but that was corrected easily, and hey, what is one correction in a two hour smoke?

I recommend all readers to go to the rigocigars website and order a few of those big ones.

Would I buy this cigar again? Hell yeah! They will become a constant factor in my humidor

Appearance: 8 / 10
Construction: 8 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 8 / 10
Smoke & ash: 8 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 8 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

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