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Cigar Review: C&C LRMD Robusto

C&C Cigars LRMD Robusto

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Size: 5 x 50

Strength: Medium

Wrapper: Dominican-grown Maduro

Filler: Dominican

Binder: Dominican

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.

Draw: Excellent.

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.

Aroma: Sharp

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.

Consistency: Excellent.

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.

Rating: 86

To read my review of the C&C Connecticut Robusto click here.

To read my review of the C&C Corojo Robustio click here.

Rating scale

75-79 = Fair to Middling

80-84 = Good

85-89 = Very impressive

90-94 = Excellent

95-99 = Spectacular

Gary Korb

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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