Don Lino 1989 Robusto

Don Lino 1989 Connecticut Robusto Cigar

Score: 8.6

By Gary Korb

A well-packed cigar embellished with a rich-looking, red and gold embossed band. The outer wrapper sports a silky, even toned U.S. Connecticut leaf that’s virtually flawless and a shade darker in color than most Connecticut.

The smoke was equally silky with a wonderfully rich, creamy, medium-bodied, yet full flavor that was nutty, toasty, and naturally sweet with excellent balance.

Overall the smoke was very consistent, never turning bitter or hot, and I smoked as much of it as I could short of burning my thumb.

A very impressive cigar that’s been flying under the radar since its release, and well worth trying.

Appearance – 9
Construction – 9
Draw – 9
Burn – 8
Flavor – 8
Aroma – 9
Total Score: 8.6

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at

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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