23rd June 07:45
A. Turrent 2000 Robusto (mexican cigar robusto)
Cigar: A. Turrent 2000 Robusto
Size: 5" x 54 (square pressed, Padron like)
Wrapper: Criollo San Andres
Filler: Selected Blend of San Andres long filler tobaccos
Flavor Strength: Medium
Vendor/Price: Local B&M ($60/box of 20 from JR Cigars)
Beverage(s): American Amber Ale (homebrew)
Smoke time: 60 min
Overall score: 4.0/5.0
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Like many, ever since Steve Saka's article in Cigar Magazine about
Mexican tobacco, I've been curious about this brand, but couldn't muster
the courage to buy a box blind.
A very rustic looking cigar, reminds me of a Padron x000 in natural.
The construction was great. The draw was easy with large clouds of
smoke. Prelight reminded me of young Nicaraguan tobacco, earthy and
slightly sour. I suspect this is mostly from the Criollo wrapper.
This robusto has a good draw but opens with a sour note that eventually
mellows to nut, citrus (oranges, specifically), and mild spice flavors,
some vegetal/grassy every so often, but not detrimental. This is most
likely not a Hutch friendly cigar, the sour notes where previlent. The
mexican flavors showed up about half way, but with a decent earthy tasty
profile, and moderately sweet finish. A very different kind of mexican
cigar. It has a short finish.
I've left off the (now traditional) 1/3, 2/3, and 3/3 sections, as this
cigar changed very little. Some may consider this a bad thing, but
there are times that I really like a cigar that stays consistant. There
were only 2 changes at the very end.
At around the last third, the ash started getting a little flakey, and
the citrus started to pickup, other then that, it was very consistant in
flavor. Towards the last 3/4", the citrus really got strong causing me
to toss it.
FWIW, easily the best Mexican cigar I've had. This is a good change of
pase from my mostly heavy bodied, spice-bombs that I generally smoke.
I'm considering a box of churchhills for computer gaming nights.
Nic Templeton - Seattle WA
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