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Cohiba Black Robusto Crystal

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Cohiba Black Robusto Crystal Cigar

Score: 9.0

Backstory: Developed by distinguished cigar master, Daniel Nuñez, Cohiba Black premium cigars are made by hand in the Dominican Republic. Each cigar sports a U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf aged 50% longer on the plant for a bolder taste. The fillers are hand-selected Dominican and Mexican tobaccos that have been tercio aged in palm leaf bales, with a “sweeter” tasting, sun-grown Dominican Piloto Cubano leaf binder, also tercio-aged for three years.

Señor Nuñez does it again. A beautiful, dark, oily U.S. Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper makes this cigar really easy on the eyes. The pre-lit experience was particularly sweet taste and scent. Now there are certain things you just expect from a Cohiba, and those expectations are generally high. So here goes:

My Cohiba Black Robusto Crystal sample had superb construction all-around. The foot lit perfectly and the first few puffs were surprisingly mild to this smoker’s palate. (Did they mistakenly mislabel a Macanudo Maduro? ;-)  The cigar burned well, too. The smoke was exceedingly  smooth, creamy, and full-flavored, yet medium in body with a soft finish. The flavor was primarily cedary with some sweet spice and caramelized flavor undertones.

Overall, a relaxing cigar that maintained a perfect balance of flavor throughout. Due to its extra long-aged mellowness, this cigar should appeal to cigar smokers of all experiences. I think I prefer this Cohiba Black series to the original Cohiba Dominican with the Cameroon wrapper.

Appearance: 9
Construction: 9
Burn: 9
Draw: 9
Aroma: 9
Flavor: 9
Final Score: 9.0

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Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and Executive Editor of Cigar Advisor. 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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