Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | Senor Esugars Robusto

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | Señor Esugars Robusto

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | Señor Esugars Robusto Cigar Info

At the 2017 IPCPR Trade Show, the Cornelius & Anthony introduced its first San Andres Mexican wrapper cigar, Señor Esugars. It is said to have been in the works for three years. Today we are reviewing the Cornelius & Anthony | Señor Esugars Robusto.

The blend uses a Mexican San Andrés wrapper over an American binder and Nicaraguan fillers. The cigar at La Zona in Estelí, Nicaragua by Erik Espinosa.

Watch our interview at IPCPR with Steven Bailey from Cornelius and Anthony.

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | Señor Esugars Robusto Vital Stats:

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5″
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
Binder: American
Filler: Nicaraguan
Factory: La Zona
Blender: Erik Espinosa & Steven Bailey
Number of reviewers: 5 Ryan H. (Ryan H.) John A. (John A.) Steve (ThaGreatWazoo) Mickey T. (irratebass) David F. (dfafjf)
Price: $9.75
Age: 4 Months
Release Date: August 2017
Contributed by: Cornelius And Anthony Cigars

Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | Señor Esugars Robusto Initial Impressions

Appearance: 89

“This was a really nice looking cigar. Rich, dark wrapper with plenty of toothiness to it. Firm feel and nice overall appearance had me very excited to get going. ” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Aroma: 90

“On the nose is good ole tobacco, wood, and leather. On the cold draw dark chocolate and toasted malts provide a lovely taste. ” –John A. (John A.)

First Third

Flavor: 89
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Right away, the strength of the cigar is medium-full. Lots of pepper and cedar are coming through. There was a good amount of smoking coming off and the finish was slightly tart. ” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

“Heavy wood flavor on the prelight. First few puffs i’m picking up a clove type flavor with campfire wood burning. Black licorice on my tongue. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Second Third

Flavor: 90
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“Ash is very strong. Burn is a little caddy wompus but hasnt needed corrected. Strength dials back to medium along with alot of those dark flavors, i was upset to see them go. But its still a very good cigar. Because the dark flavors left it also chances the molasses to a carmel or cream sweetness. But with the earth still present on the finish its almost unchanged” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Sadly the spice in both the body and retro hale has decreased a bit in the second 1/3 of the cigar. Nutty flavor has increased a bit which I’m enjoying. Leather and the slightest bit of sweet cream starts building which is good to see. So far I’m enjoying smoking this cigar but it is nothing extraordinary. ” –David F. (dfafjf)

Final Third

Flavor: 91
Strength: Medium-Strong
Body/Complexity: Medium-Full

“The burn has become very wonky with plenty of touch ups. There is a sweetness that is sneaking up and trying to match the spice, but the spice is still the winner in this race.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“Naturally sweet cherries and nuttiness start in the final third. An underlying tobacco flavor provides the mellow end to the end of the cigar. This is definitely the best third. ” –John A. (John A.)

Overall Impressions

Draw: 96

“The draw was a little more snug than I like, but didn’t really cause any issues. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

Burn: 91

“The burn was very pleasant. Easy light and go with very little touch ups needed. ” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

Construction: 91

“I saw no flaws in the construction and it performed well also.” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 93

“I would buy boxes upon boxes of this cigar. Very well balanced with a few notable transitions. If there is a blend that would ever get a almost perfect grade it would be this one. Such an enjoyable experience. ” –Ryan H. (Ryan H.)

“Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this Cigar. The first third had me on the fence but as I smoked a cigar developed with a few transitions and complexities that were thoroughly enjoyable, especially the last half of the Cigar which was very smooth and flavorful. Thumbs up!” –John A. (John A.)

“This was a very good cigar for a late night smoke. There was not much complexity, but the flavors were good and mixed very well. Very easy light and go burn led to a very pleasant cigar smoking experience. Towards the fuller end, but really smoked well. ” –Steve (ThaGreatWazoo)

“This was a nice medium to full cigar with some interesting clove, wood and campfire flavors. There was a sweetness and spiciness that snuck in there as well. Sadly the burn started playing havoc with me, and if I was in a shop or just smoking for pleasure I would have pitched it, but since I am reviewing this I struggled through. Luckily the issues didn’t happen until the end of the second, but continued onto the third and final phases of the cigar. ” –Mickey T. (irratebass)

“Very nice cigar. Nothing amazing but something I would recommend for someone looking for a more full body cigar. ” –David F. (dfafjf)

Smoking Time (in minutes): 83

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Blind Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony | Senor ESugars Robusto

Overall Score – 91 – Very Good

Appearance Aroma First Third Second Third Final Third Draw Burn Construction Overall Experience