Vegas Robaina XV Aniversario Regional Canada

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I have been eagerly awaiting this release since i first read of its conception last June.

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I went for a visit at a local B&M, in Calgary, and spotted the box of 10 before it was even unpacked from the days shipment. I coerced the shopkeep to cough up the box and i quickly cut the stickers, took a long deep smell, and started to make my selection, while my friend figured out what they would sell for.

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I picked the third from the left.

From the box, and the foot, sweet tobacco, fresh barnyard, and once clipped, it produced an easy draw.

Toast, and light.

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Straight out of the gate this cigar is Robaina! Leather, and mild coffee are the initial very well balanced flavors, with a mild strength and medium finish. This cigar is showing youth, but only slightly, with no harshness, or traces of ammonia, just quick flavor shifts. I am greeted with a faint nuttyness, and warm milk.

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Into the second.

Oh, the leather! Tastes of cedar develop in a very well balanced delivery for a cigar that was boxed about a month ago. The thick, lush smoke picks up strength to almost a medium by this point, and the coffee taste is getting stronger, but still very smooth.

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At the half, I hit a rough patch. Dark black soil, and the retrohale is getting rough. Could this be youth rearing up? Or a bad stem or leaf? Whatever it was, it snuffed the cigar on me! Dammit!

Relight, and purge at the halfway point.

The strength picks up to a medium plus, and I am pulling nuts, more coffee, and a bit of salt on the lips.

I have to quit messing around on IG, and pay attention to this cigar! I give it a touchup and another purge, and its building power like a freight train!

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Into the final, no huge changes, but such a buttery smooth smoke. A mild anise is starting in the retrohale, and Mmmm butter! What a finish!

Such a wonderful two hours and fifteen minutes!

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I need boxes!

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. I see that most beautiful RE releases are for Canada 🙂 Photos of this beautifully constructed cigar supporting your mouth watering review well. I like the way you review! It’s good to see you enjoy. Many thanks for sharing with us Ryan 😉

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