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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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