Vargas

Vargas robusto

I don’t know much about this cigar, just that they are from the Canary Islands and have a Connecticut wrapper. A friend of mine loves them, and when he got his new shipment in he dropped by to give me four different sizes, a churchill, a toro, a torpedo and this 4.8x 50 robusto. The Canary Islands had a reputation for cigars in the 60’s and 70’s, as a lot of refugee Cuban cigar makers, like the Menendez and Garcia families who owned the H. Upmann factory and the Montecristo brand, rebuild their companies on these Spanish islands.
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The shiny wrapper is yellowish brown with a couple of nasty looking thing veins. The band is simple but nice. The construction feels good. I get a light wood smell from the cigar and I can’t complain about the predraw.
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I taste a mild bitter coffee flavor, the specific flavor indicates Connecticut. The bitterness disappears soon and the cigar gets a little musty with a hint of chocolate. After an inch I taste dry wood with that hint of chocolate.
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After a third the cigar gets a little spicier en I also taste some sweetness. I like the sweetness. Halfway the sweetness disappears, just like the chocolate. All I taste are spicy herbs and they turn bitter.
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This cigar lasted me for an hour and ten minutes. The smoke was poor and thin. The draw is very good and the ash is pepper & salt colored and quite firm. The burn is good. This cigar is medium flavored and mild to medium bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Nah, this isn’t a cigar for me

Appearance: 6 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 8 / 10
Burn: 7 / 10
Smoke & ash: 6 / 10
Aroma first part: 6 / 10
Aroma second part: 6 / 10
Aroma third part: 6 / 10

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