Alec Bradley Medalist Robusto cigars are full-flavored, premium cigars enriched by a mouthwatering Costa Rican wrapper that surrounds a juicy mosaic of Honduran, Nicaraguan, and U.S. Connecticut tobaccos. The construction, rich, earthy flavor and aroma are all first-rate. Highly recommended.
Well, everything about these cigars says AB...the construction, burn, draw, apprearance, but not the taste. While most AB's are smooth smoking complex full bodied beasts, this is more of a teenage version on steroids. None of the grace or complexity with all of the brawn and a bit too aggressive. I think that about sums it up. They might need a year or two of box time. Maybe infuse them with a cognac in your special box.
Reviews weren't always that great about this cigar, but I finally got one in a sampler and have to say it was nicer and much better than I expected. Smoked this one right out of the box, so it was a little too moist and may not have experienced the full flavor. It was a very nice cigar; subtle flavors, nothing fancy like Tempus or anything like it. I think I would compare it with a Gran Habano Corojo #5 with a dark wrapper instead of a corojo. Halfway through it started burning really nice and tasted some sweetness and sared geting more creamy I think. Out of the box, I would rate it a 7.5 and am probably buying a box of 10 and let them accomodate a few extra weeks in my humidor. I am sure they will be even better.
while the flavor is good, it is not worth the terrible burn and loose ash. even after letting a few sit for over a month, i still had the same results. i won't be buying these again.
I normally smoke the churchills and wanted to try this well made cigar in my usual robusto.They are very good and equally as good as a cheap cuban (which can be easily found in the UK and neighboring Europe). However this has shown me the difference that size makes to the same cigar in the flavour.