Cigar Ratings & Reviews

Cigar Review: Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Sun Grown

Reading Time: < 1 minute

Draw: Excellent

Pre-light flavor: Woody.

Toasting & Light: Cigar toasted and lit well. First puff was thick, creamy and oaky.

Base flavors: Oak and sweet tobacco

Retrohale: Medium peppery with a hard to describe creamy flavor with an element that might be described as a more intense oakiness.

Aroma: Sweet.

Burn / Ash Quality: Extraordinary. Like the GC2006 Connecticut, very firm with plenty of staying power.

Balance of flavors: Excellent. Creamy, oaky and sweet tobacco flavors all presented  themselves evenly.

Consistency: Excellent. Flavors, burn, balance, body and aroma hardly varied at all.

General Observations: As the cigar worked its way past the first inch, the smoke was medium in body and quite sweet with a rich oaky flavor. The ash dropped off after the first two inches. The flavors had all settled in nicely, and I thought I picked up a note of hickory. I also liked the sweetness when pressing my tongue against the tobacco.

Summary: Like the Connecticut, the 2006 Sun Grown was equally impressive and I nubbed it. What I enjoyed most about this cigar was the smoky, oaky flavors and sweetness on the palate. I can’t say I liked it better than the Connecticut, because there is a noticeable difference in the flavors, obviously supplied by the difference in the wrappers. So far, this line has been a great way to show what a difference a wrapper makes. Next stop: The Perdomo Grand Cru 2006 Grand Robusto Maduro. Stay tuned!

Rating: 91

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

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com 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.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles
cigar advisor news-epc encore el futuro cigar release-cover photo

CIGAR NEWS: E.P. Carrillo Renews Encore Line with El Futuro Cigar

Reading Time: 2 minutes E.P. Carrillo Cigars is following one of its best acts, the 96-rated (and “2018 Cigar of the Year”) Encore Majestic, with a new size: the EPC Encore El Futuro. Rolled to a true 5×50 Robusto, El Futuro certainly shows great promise. Learn more here.

Read More
cigar advisor avo caribe cigar panel review cover

CA REVIEW PANEL: AVO SYNCRO TORO CIGAR REVIEW (VIDEO)

Reading Time: 6 minutes Avo Syncro Caribe is the fourth installment in Avo’s artisanal line extension, and the Panel offers their review of the Avo Syncro Caribe Toro. Capped by a Dominican wrapper, there are a number of things that make this particular blend unique. For the entire story, watch now.

Read More
#nowsmoking cigar advisor review hvc serie a exclusive toro cover

#NowSmoking: HVC Serie A Exclusivo Toro

Reading Time: 4 minutes An office favorite boutique is getting the VIP treatment – HVC Serie A has a new Toro size that’s exclusive to Famous Smoke Shop, and we couldn’t wait to get our hands on it. Check out Jared’s #NowSmoking cigar review of HVC Serie A Exclusivo Toro now!

Read More
top new cigars aug 31 2020 Cigar Advisor Cover

CA Report: Top New Cigars (Aug 31 2020)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Got your eyes on a rare cigar prize? Check out these fresh limited-edition sticks from Crowned Heads with a bonus feature of new Macanudo now!

Read More