This was an excellent cigar. I enjoyed all of the flavors, they were complex and balanced, and had enough transitions to make it different in each third. The burn and draw were flawless along with construction. The flavors were full while the strength was only a medium, just how I like ‘em. I will be asking for a box of these for Christmas. I give this a personal score of 94.
Victor Calvo is a new brand, but Victor Calvo is not new to producing cigars. The company has been producing cigars for other brands for quite some time. This cigar has an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Gran Robusto measures in at 5”x55 and carries an MSRP of $4.80.
The Double Black Añejo from Blue Mountain Cigars measures in at 6”x54 and carries an MSRP of $8.00. The cigar has a Brazilian Maduro wrapper.
This was a very nice cigar. There were a core set of flavors that made many transitions throughout. Lots of pepper in the initial third along with cedar and cream. Some sweetness went in and out and the mineral flavor that showed up in the second half of the cigar was a welcome addition. The performance was fantastic and allowed me to just focus on the flavors. A good amount of strength along with the fuller body would make me recommend this as an evening cigar after a meal or as a second or later cigar in the day.
This was one of the best Connecticut wrapped cigars I have smoked. It had a little strength to it and the body really kept up with it. The flavors were very good with slight transitions that kept things interesting. The performance was great and didn’t require any attention which always helps the experience. This cigar could do well as a morning cigar or first cigar of the day, but it could also hold up as something smoked later or as a second cigar of the day. I would definitely be up for smoking more of these.
The Hechicera Maduro is the second and final blend from the Sotolongo Cigars partnership with Christian Eiroa and was released in August of 2014. The cigar has a Mexican San Andres Maduro wrapper with Nicaraguan binder and filler. The Robusto measures in at 4.5”x50 and carries an MSRP of $7.46.