The key to Ambrosia Reef cigars' enticing flavor and aroma are the essences of exotic native spices from South Asia and Europe laced throughout the smoke. Made in limited quantity and appropriately referred to as 'Tobaccos Exxotica,' this Robusto is one of the best in the Ambrosia cigars line.
I recently purchased this one to try it to satisfy my curiosity. I ordered the VannReef because it is my favorite size. I was pleasantly surprised to find hints of clove in the aroma.The taste was mildly clovey and non-cloying, but the aroma was pleasantly pure clove. towards the finish, I was reminded of the smell and taste of a good bordeaux. My girlfriend has declared it the only stogie I can smoke in the house while she is there! I'm definitely trying the other varieties in this series!
Bought of couple of these as I like the Drew Estate cigars, and this was just about right. Sweet cigar with clove taste. Draw and burn was perfect and construction was on par. If your looking for sweet cigar with some clove flavor this one is for you.
As usual with Jonathan Drew's Ambrosia, the burn was nice and the build is excellent. On this Vann Reef, you get a bit more spicer flavor than say... Mother Earth. Its a very nice blend that seemed to maintain its balance. Burn is slow and cool, kept it's ash very solidly. I tipped it on 3rds, with the last 3rd being the end, which I must say I burned to about 1/2". So if you like Ambrosia, but yearned for a bit more strength, this may be the one for you. I totally enjoyed!