Typical Ashton, smooth, flavorful, good construction. I see allot of wrapper complaints. The first few out of the box had questionable burns. Let em sit for a few months and it was much better. Definitely prefer an ESG or VSG.
if you like sungrown tobacco this cigar is a real treat.
This is a nearly perfect cigar - they're a little less sweet (if you want to call it that) than the Fuente Sun Grown Double Chateau, but that's a good thing. This is now my favorite cigar. I'm on my second box and haven't had any issues with plugs, uneven burning, etc. Perfect draw, beautiful appearance, solid ash, great taste, lots of pleasant smoke. If you like Fuentes or the other Ashton lines, you'll love this cigar. This is an instance of you most certainly do get what you pay for. Don't be cheap! Get a box today!
Absolutely the most poorly constructed cigar I have ever bought. So far, on two of three, the wrapper has split all the way to the band shortly after lighting. At $8-10 a stick this is beyond inexcusable. I have repeatedly written to Ashton about this. So far, they have chosen to ignore me. Beware this incredibly badly made cigar.
As Mike wrote before me, these are great, traditional Ashton cigars. Mild but very well balanced, over-priced but with the Ashton "feel" that reeks elegance and class. For me, the draw is perfect, the taste is mild but complex and interesting all the way through. What spoils these cigars has been a persistent problem with the wrappers. About half of them come undone, and in about half of those the problem is so severe I end up throwing the thing away, which is a shame both for the cost and the loss of a great cigar. I'm interested if others have seen this? It doesn't happen with other Ashtons and I doubt it's my humidor, but the wrappers crack, flake off, and in extreme cases just plain un-wind. Comments from others?