Posts Tagged With: Trinidad

Davtian Trinidad Robusto Gordo

Davtian Trinidad Robusto Gordo. The brand was founded by the Armenian businessman and cigars aficionado David Davtian in 2011. That was 8 years after Davtian became a retailer and distributor for several Non-Cuban brands for Armenia. And five years after he became the chairman of the Armenian Association. He traveled to all the cigar producing countries in the Caribbean and decided that the Dominican Republic would be the country for his own brand. Davtian Cigars was born. Ministry of Cigars reviewed the Davtian Davtian Trinidad and the Davtian Primus Robusto Gordo last year.

According to the Davtian website, this cigar measures 5×57. But the cigar doesn’t look that tick. The Herics cigar tape was brought in as the judge and the cigar came in as a ring 56, which is still way thicker than the cigar looks. The blend information on the website is pretty detailed. Not much is known about the factory though. Tabacalera El Puente is a factory in the Dominican Republic. In Santiago to be precise but the website is empty and not much information is found online.

The cap is a nice twist cap, like a flat pigtail. The black and matte silver ring has a nice, unusual shape. It doesn’t say which line it is though, so you need to have access to the internet to know which blend you’re smoking. The Colorado Maduro colored wrapper looks leathery, with one thin, sharp vein on the side. The cigar feels well constructed, there are no knots of soft spots detectable. The aroma is full, thick with a barnyard and dried softwood smell.

The cold draw is smooth. The flavors in the cold draw are not. Sharp, strong, dry, and peppery. Once lit, the cigar has a dry yet full flavor of coffee with leather, and spice. The flavors are dry, very dry. The coffee fades away, the leather and the spice remain with some earthiness and dry dark wood. Slowly cinnamon becomes more dominant, with a little white pepper. After a third, the cigar tastes like dry leather, strong spice, white pepper, and has some acidity as well. On the border of the final third, the cigar shows signs of cocoa powder as well, with the previously mentioned flavors. In the final third, the cigar turns more to dry wood, spice, earthiness, yet without losing the leather.

The draw is a bit on the loose side. There is a good amount of white smoke coming from the cigar. The ash is firm yet a little coarse. The color is light gray. The burn is okay, not razor sharp but on the other hand, it doesn’t need correction either. This is a medium to medium-full bodied cigar, medium flavored. Even though the mouthfeel is very dry, it’s enjoyable. The smoke time is two hours and thirty minutes.

Would I buy this cigar again? Possibly.

Categories: 89, Davtian, Dominican cigars, Tabacalera El Puente | Tags: , , , ,

Trinidad Robusto T

Even though Trinidad has been made since 1969, the marca didn’t become available on the customer market before 1997, but it gained a strong fanbase since. The 5×50 Robusto T is the latest addition to the portfolio and I got this as a gift from Patrick, the shopmanager of the La Casa del Habano in Antwerp. We herf there regularly, last time I wasn’t able to go and he gave my friends this cigar for me.
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The cigar is latte colored with a small pigtail. The wrapper has a small veins and a mild oily shine. I like the band. The construction feels good and the predraw is fine. It has a tobacco flavor.
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I taste nuts and toast, smooth but full and a few puffs later I also taste wood and pepper. After an inch I taste a lot of leather with some pepper and every now and then some nuts on the background.
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Halfway I still taste leather with a hint of dry chocolate. The nuts slowly grow in strength and starts to overpower the leather. I also taste a strong white pepper taste.
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This cigar lasted me eighty minutes. The draw is great and I get plenty of medium thick smoke. The ash is pepper and salt colored and firm. The burn is great, straight and slow. This Trinidad Robusto T is full flavored and medium to full bodied.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Every now and then, great cigar but with a high price tag

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

Categories: Cuban cigars, El Laguito, Trinidad (Habanos) | Tags: ,

Trinidad Reyes

The Trinidad Reyes is a nice small (4 ¼ inch, ring 42) Cuban cigar with a small pigtail and it’s packed in a cardboard box. The cigar feels well constructed and has a nice wrapper with some small veins. The predraw is fine and releases a raisin flavor. The aroma reminds me of a wet horse.
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I taste wood & leather, spicy and soon I discovered a chocolaty aftertaste. The wood & chocolate disappear soon and it’s classic Cuban leather but still with a spicy bite to it. The finale brought the wood & chocolate back while the leather smoothly faded away.
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Even though this is a small cigar, the smoke is thick and there is plenty smoke available. The ash is quite dark and I had a few minor burning issues.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Probably not, even though I liked the flavors but this cigar is too small for me
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Appearance: 7 / 10
Construction: 7 / 10
Draw: 7 / 10
Burn: 6 / 10
Smoke & ash: 7 / 10
Aroma first part: 7 / 10
Aroma second part: 7 / 10
Aroma third part: 7 / 10

Categories: Cuban cigars, El Laguito, Trinidad (Habanos) | Tags: ,

Trinidad Robusto Extra

This 6 x 52 Trinidad Cuban puro stands out from the masses because of the pigtail at the mouthpiece of the cigar. The wrapper is pretty and only has some small veins. The aroma is mild but clearly the well known Cuban barnyard smell. The predraw is on the hard side of fine and leaves me with a raisin flavor.
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I can taste warm coffee and leather flavors soon to be accompanied by a chocolate aftertaste. After an inch the coffee and leather disappear and the chocolate becomes the main flavor and turns a bit creamy. The power of the flavor grows a bit. Halfway I can taste the mild leather flavor again. At 2/3rds I say goodbye to the chocolate, creamy leather keeps me company until a full nutty flavor tells me it is time to put the cigar away.

 

The draw is on the tough side of good. The amount of smoke is a bit thin, I would have liked a bit more smoke. The ash is compact, firm and light colored with a perfect burn. In the beginning this cigar doesn’t pack a lot of power to the flavors, but slowly the flavors and the cigar become more powerful, although it never turns into a powerhouse. I would call this cigar a medium smoke.
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Would I buy this cigar again? Even though I liked the finish, I don’t think I will buy this cigar again due to the high price.

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

Categories: Cuban cigars, El Laguito, Trinidad (Habanos) | Tags: , ,

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