Cigar Ratings & Reviews

My Weekend Cigars: J. Fuego Gran Reserva No.1 Corojo Robusto

My Robusto was well packed, clipped perfectly, and had a woody, leathery and semi-spicy pre-light taste. Although the draw was a little tight and took a bit longer to light evenly, once it got going it was sublime. Thick creamy smoke came easily through the head with dark tobacco flavors, a note of herbal spice and some underlying sweetness. Moreover, the aroma was magnificent, especially when you put the cigar up to your mouth and pick up that little waft of smoke. I also let the cigar rest a bit longer between puffs, retrohaling every so often which offered plenty of spice but was not overpoweringly peppery.

As the cigar burned on, I noticed the ash was very firm just beyond the first inch, yet I tapped it off intentionally to avoid an accident on my brand new carpet. The cigar required a couple of touch ups early on. At the midpoint the flavors began to caramelize exhibiting flavors of sweet cedar, nutmeg, and some espresso on the finish.

I smoked it down to the last inch-and-a-half. Just before reaching that point the smoke was still creamy, well balanced and very robust. I would suggest that newbies wait a bit on this cigar until their palate has had a chance to develop. There’s a lot going on in this cigar that ranks with some of the best out there. If you haven’t already had the pleasure, add it to your must-smoke list.

(_[GK]__{{{~

Leave a Reply

avatar
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 master blenders podcast interview francisco batista agio caribbean tobacco royal agio cigars Cigar Advisor Cover

Master Blenders: Francisco Batista of Royal Agio Cigars

In this audio podcast, Dominican Republic native, Francisco Batista, talks to Gary Korb about his gig as General Manager and Premium Cigar Master Blender for Agio Caribbean Tobacco, whose brands include Royal Agio Cigars’ highly-acclaimed Balmoral and San Pedro de Macoris cigars. Click and listen now!

Read More
nowsmoking cao amzon basin fuma em corda cigar review cacover

#Nowsmoking: CAO Amazon Basin Fuma Em Corda

CAO Amazon Basin Fuma Em Corda is a big, brawny cigar issuing notes of earth, wood, sweet spice, espresso, and a unique citrus tanginess. See what else you need to know about this cigar in under 2 minutes

Read More
davidoff cigars guide cigar reviews cacover

2018 CA REPORT: The Essential Cigar Advisor Guide To Davidoff Cigars

When it comes to super-premiums, Davidoff cigars are without peer. See this Tasting Guide for reviews of 11 cigars from Davidoff’s prolific assortment of line extensions, including their Winston Churchill selections – and find the Davidoff cigar that’s right for you.

Read More
Macanudo Inspirado Red cigar review MWC CACover

My Weekend Cigar: May 14, 2018 – Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto

Macanudo breaks out of its comfort zone and throws a smooth, but full-bodied fiesta! See our quick Weekend Cigar review of the Macanudo Inspirado Red Robusto Box Pressed, and get the tasting notes NOW to see why "long aged tobaccos can tame even the boldest blend." It may just change your mind about this classic brand.
Read More