Aroma/Color: Good looking light colorado wrapper with some sheen. Pre-light is predominantly barnyard, cedar, and milk chocolate. This cigar has a great draw and decent firmness ( a bit underpacked)
1/3: The cigar started out pretty well. Initial third had a distinct creamy note with a bit of cocoa and cedar. Body is definitely medium. The cigar is burning just okay (not razor sharp by any means).
2/3:The intensity of the cocoa and cream have picked up and some leather notes and bitter chocolate are being thrown in the mix. There's a slight marzipan/praline note as well. Picking up some EL richness and complexity surprisingly. The burn has corrected itself and it's smoking razor sharp now.
3/3: The cigar smoked well through the last third with notes of leather and coffee being more pronounced now. I've also noticed a dried dark fruit note. I'm very pleased with how a cigar this young has performed.
Overall impression: Very enjoyable smoke that I love to always have on-hand. I believe this is one of the better-performing sticks coming out of Cuba at the moment–and it’s probably one of the most consistent robustos on the market. If I had to pick between young "budget" robustos, I'd opt for these, the Partagas Serie D No.4, or the Juan Lopez No.2.
Verdict: 92/100 points