Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto
Ashton Heritage Puro cigars are steeped in the tradition and honor of Ashton's magnificent reputation for excellence. They bear the name 'Puro Sol' because the wrapper, filler and binder are composed of all sun grown tobaccos. These cigars also mark the first time a rare Cameroon wrapper has surrounded an Ashton cigar, and the results are stunning. When cured, the tobacco has a sweet flavor and texture all its own, providing the foundation for a deep and marvelously satisfying flavor.
The Belllicoso is one of the best cigars I've smoked a truly fantastic blend so I tried a five pack of these. I just finished my 3rd one of the robustos if you could call it "finishing" it because I threw it away. All three were rolled way too tight. I ran a skewer through the third so the cold draw was atleast promising but nooo. Bad burn, no smoke, before the end of the first third, what little flavor I could get turned acrid. Will by more Belli's and maybe try some other sizes but these were a waste of money for me.
No flaws in construction on the 3 I've smoked so far and I expect I'll smoke more. Lightly spicy on the open with hints of molasses in the middle. Draw has been perfect for me didn't have to "pull" but not loose. I like a Connecticut Shade once in in a while which I consider mild so I'd call this one medium and a winner at that.
After going through a box of VSG's, I expected this cigar to exhibit the same strenth as it and other sun grown premiums. It doesn't; it has a terrific, spicy mild flavor, but won't give the spice kick you might expect from an all-sungrown, cameroon-wrapped cigar. The draw was a little too tight to suit my tastes, but it was well constructed and left a nice white ash. It is somewhat overpriced, like all Ashtons in my opinion (except for the VSG). If you like cigars in the strength range of an Ashton Aged Maduro, you might like this.