C&C Cigars LRMD Robusto
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 5 x 50
Wrapper: Dominican-grown Maduro
Presentation: Boxes of 20 cigars / 5-packs / Singles
Location smoked: Office
Paired with: Coffee
Construction and Overall Appearance: Nice-looking milk-chocolate-hued wrapper leaf, virtually no veins, and slightly toothy in feel. Packing was excellent. No soft spots found. Excellent cap. Sliced off easily leaving a perfect circle of surface area and no shreds.
Pre-light flavor: Nondescript.
Toasting & Light: Excellent. Lit perfectly evenly across on the first toasting. Smoke was exceptionally creamy.
Base flavors: Primarily earthy and nutty with a light trace of spice and bittersweet cocoa on the finish.
Retrohale: Semi-spicy and floral.
Burn / Ash Quality: Very clean. Ash was quite firm. Not as flaky as on the C&C Connecticut. This one had much more staying power. First ash was just over an inch.
Balance of flavors: Good, but not very complex.
General Observations: A well-made cigar with a great burn and solid ash. Flavors were well balanced and consistent, but not sweet enough for me. The only real negative was that the cigar turned bitter in last two inches.
Summary: I liked the fact that they used and all-Dominican-grown blend, but thought I’d be more impressed with this cigar. Though it was well made and smoked just about perfectly, the flavors just didn’t do it for me. That said, I think my opinion may be the exception as this cigar begins to get legs. I believe most cigar smokers will take to this cigar pretty well.
75-79 = Fair to Middling
80-84 = Good
85-89 = Very impressive
90-94 = Excellent
95-99 = Spectacular