My Weekend Cigars: Leon Jimenes Prestige Robusto

The cap was beautifully done and clipped-off in a perfect circle offering just the right amount of pull on the draw with a wood-nutty pre-light taste. The cigar also lit evenly exposing a firm, gray marble ash.

The smoke started off on the mild side with a creamy, woody base. One of the first things I noticed was how nicely balanced it was. By the midpoint, the smoke began to reveal a more nutty flavor and had a longer finish. The cigar also picked up in spiciness, which I would attribute to (as Miami Cigar puts it), the “feisty” binder, which I presume is a ligero, and the Nicaraguan filler which is most likely Estelí ligero. Regardless, the cigar was consistently smooth, creamy, very aromatic, and never drifted too far north of medium-bodied.

In the last couple of inches, the cigar remained well-balanced, yet had gained somewhat in strength with darker, richer tobacco flavors, some oakiness, and a hint of semi-sweetness in the finish. I would add that if you’ve smoked some good Cuban cigars, this cigar comes pretty close in character.

Leon Jimenes cigars have always been top-quality handmades, yet you don’t often hear much about them. With this new Prestige line, the brand has reinvented itself with a true luxury class cigar that’s well worth trying. For more information visit the Leon Jimenes Prestige page at


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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