Cigar Review: Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Connecticut

Draw: Excellent

Pre-light flavor: Toasty and nutty.

Toasting & Light: Cigar toasted and lit evenly. First puff offered thick, creamy and sweet smoke.

Base flavors: Woody, nutty and semi-sweet tobacco.

Retrohale: Velvety and woody.

Aroma: Sweet and earthy.

Burn / Ash Quality: Extraordinary. Very firm ash that refused to drop off.

Balance of flavors: Excellent. Flavors of roasted nuts and sweet tobacco all drew equally.

Consistency: Excellent. Other than picking up a little in strength, the flavors stayed true to the nub.

General Observations: I started with the Connecticut because I prefer to work my way from mild to full. This cigar was very enjoyable. I liked the sweet, nutty character of this cigar, too. If I had to compare it to other Perdomo cigars, I say it’s a cross between the Exhibición Connecticut and the 10th Anniversary Champagne. Besides the flavors, one of the most outstanding thing was the ash.

Summary: Frankly, I was not a big fan of the former Grand Cru selection, but I was very impressed with this 2006 version. It’s also one of the few 60-ring cigars that hasn’t burst on me at some point. It’s not a very complex smoke, but it had plenty of flavor, which impelled me to smoke it down to the last inch. If you’re a fan of quality Connecticut wrapper, rich Nicaraguan tobacco flavor, and don’t mind a wide ring, I highly recommend this cigar. If I could I would smoke this one everyday with my morning coffee, but I believe it will do equally well with a fine single malt, bourbon, or Port.

Rating: 90

To read my review of the Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Sun Grown click here.
To read my review of the Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Sun Grown click here.

Rating scale
75-79 = Fair to Middling
80-84 = Good
85-89 = Very impressive
90-94 = Excellent
95-99 = Spectacular!

Gary Korb

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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