A very good small cigar, with perhaps slightly more intensity of
flavour than expected. Leather, cream and cocoa notes predominate with a
hint of fruitiness in the background. Once again ageing will improve
VEGAS ROBAINA CIGARS
This brand bears the name of the property owned by the best tobacco growers in Cuba. The Vegas Robaina, started by Don Alejandro Robaino about 50 years ago, is sited in the St Luis region of the Vuelta Abajo. Don Alejandro is famed for growing the finest wrapper tobacco in this area and these cigars are a testament to him and the other farmers of the region. The Vegas Robaina brand was officially launched by Habanos S.A. in 1997. High end cigars, using the same wrapper as Cohiba ,medium to strong and extremely well balanced. Smooth velvet of texture, slightly sweet spice notes vie with cream and chocolate on the tongue. Very aromatic, redolent with cedar and leather. Cohiba. Classico: CA 88, Famosos: CA 88, Unico: CA 88, Familiares: CA 82.
Aged Habano cigars taste different to the equivalent recent production. It is an acquired taste and not for beginners. There are auctions for thousands of dollars for cigars which date pre-embargo. There are very high prices paid for each decade after that. The cigars we are offering have matured a few years. The oldest are from 1998 and the youngest are from 2003.These cigars have matured in Cuba and have just been inspected for quality by Habanos and then in our humidor by us. A few of our VIP clients have had some and have already bought them in batches. We will soon run out of these and have no idea if and when we will get more. Although based on the comments by our customers, and especially by our long time customers, we will ask for more.Why smoke a matured cigar? This is what our supplier says, " During the early years the cigar is left to mature the general flavor remains but as the nicotine and ammonia disappear the cigar "mellows" and the flavor is less harsh" .As we said these cigars are for connoisseurs, and to them this is a treat. Enjoy.Note: Although the system states otherwise the codes are guaranteed for these boxes.