I just recently returned from a trip to England to spend some time with my in-laws for the holidays. To make the cold and rain more tolerable, I had the bright idea of asking Diana send a stored box to England. The box I chose was a Cohiba Robusto with box code of PUB JUL 07 and has been sitting in the Czar locker for about 5 years.
I've utilized the FOH humidor/storage facilities since Rob first announced it and this would be the first box I've ever retrieved, so I was incredibly excited to see how time have affected the cigars. When I arrived in England the box was waiting for me and even after 20 hours of door to door travel, I couldn't wait to open the package (the hugs and greetings can wait another 5 minutes). Once unwrapped, the package revealed the most beautiful box of CoRos I have ever seen and the smell was intoxicating. Unfortunately, I couldn't smoke them right away, but if the smell was anything to go by, this was going to be one fantastic box of cigars.
The next day, I met up with a very good friend who made the trip to England with us to sacrifice a few of the sticks. We both lit the cigars and .... WOW!
That's the extent of our review. Words really can't describe how wonderful the smokes were. The cigar was refined, impeccably constructed, and all the harshness of youth had been banished, allowing all the classic Cohiba flavors to shine. For the both of us, easily one of the best Cohibas we've ever smoked. Over the next few days, we smoked more of the box and both the flavor and construction were consistent each time. I've shared the cigars with a few more friends and each were floored with how utterly excellent the cigar is. For me, easily the best box of Cohibas I've ever smoked. If this is the indication on how well the Czar crew takes care of our cigars in the storage facilities, all of us members utilizing the service is in for a treat over the years to come.