Value Line 600 Robusto

Famous Value Line No. 600 Robusto Cigar

(Honduras)

By Gary Korb

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I was so impressed with this cigar, I couldn’t believe it was being sold¬†as a bundle; it could have easily been sold by the box. So, like finding that special great-tasting wine for under $10 a bottle, the same can be said for this tasty little, high-quality find that sells for just under $2 a stick.

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Made by STC Cigar, the tabacalera that produces Guillermo Rico’s excellent Gran Habano cigar lines, the Value Line No. 600 Robusto is a bit rustic in appearance, which may account for its bundle-class status.¬†The cap¬†was well made and popped-off nicely. The wrapper, filler and binder are all Honduran, and the cigar was also very well packed.

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The cigar drew easily with a nutty pre-lit flavor. Once lit, the cigar was dominated by toasty, earthy, and sweet wood flavors laced with a note of nutmeg on the finish. The strength is mild to medium in body (depending on your palate), and perks up a bit at around the halfway mark. The burn is clean with a nice, semi-firm grey ash.

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I’ve smoked a lot of these with my morning coffee over the past month and they’ve been incredibly consistent, too. The one fault I’ve found is, some tend to turn a little bitter in the last two inches, but most I’ve been able to smoke down to about an inch.

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My instinct tells me these cigars are going to age-up really well. So as an experiment, I’ve stashed some away in my humidor, and I plan to try one of those in three months, then another in six months.

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Overall, a solid, well-balanced cigar that will appeal to even the more discriminating palates out there looking for a much better than average everyday cigar.

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Appearance: 7
Construction: 9
Burn: 9
Draw: 9
Aroma: 9
Flavor: 8
Final Score: 8.5

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor at cigaradvisor.com

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.

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