Saturday, 11 August 2007

Review - Don Gabriel Robusto - 83/100


The Don Gabriel Robusto is a good looking cigar. Its color is that of a roasted honey. The resemblence to the PSD4 is obvious, but it could not be mistaken for one though, not by looks nor by taste. Don Gabriel Robusto is a whole different story.

The wrapper and cap look ok, but are a little "loose". Could be a single case, but seems like the cigar has not been rolled as carefully as it could have been. Not Major issues but annoying ones nevertheless. The construction was great though.

The cigar has a great sweet, a little musky fragrance. It lights up nicely and the draw is good. The burn is quite uneven but the ash is firm and together with the smoke create a decent experience.

The flavor started sweet and light. It has very sugary body with some honey and faint leathery notes in it. There was even something fruity in the flavor.

Towards the second third of the cigar it became even more sweeter and reminded me of some maduro cigars, as though this is not one... At one point, i kind of thought of Cohiba Robusto, but it quickly faded away. When turning from the second third to the third, the taste announced itself as sugar roasted peanuts, excellent in my books.

The Don Gabriel Robusto is an affordable passtime smoke with great price value. It does not stand up against a hefty steak meal or any strong beverages, but goes great with light flavors or by itself as an afternoon smoke. Despite the minor flaws, i will definitely return to these cigars in the future.

Origin: Canary Islands

Construction 16/20
Appearance 18/20
Smoke/Ash 9/10
Burn 16/20
Draw 17/20
Aroma 8/10 (7,8,8)

TOTAL POINTS 83/100

3 comments:

Don Gabriel said...

Dear Blogger !

Thanks very much for your revview on our Robustos, you need to try the recent production they are fabulous now after some aging. Send me your adress and I ship some samples free of charge.

Best Wishes, Don Gabriel

Unknown said...

These were terrible and a waste of money

Unknown said...

These were terrible and a waste of money