Saturday, 5 April 2008

Review - Cuvée Blanc Robusto - 89/100


The Cuvée Blanc is another new cigar from Cuvée Cigars, produced by the Chiusano family - probably better known from their Dominican Cusano Cigars.

The Cigar has a beautiful brown shade grown wrapper with a reddish and honey like tint to it. The rolling is flawless with a perfect cap and great structure. The unlit aroma is somewhat grassy.

From the beginning, the cigar offers mild and creamy flavors with pleasant hints of earthiness and some leathery tones. Closing down the half way, all the same flavor and aroma are there, and the round creamy profile is still in the lead role.

The Draw stays perfect and the cigar burns evenly from the first puff to the finish.

The last third of the cigar gives you a change towards a more complex experience. The character builds up and presents you with some elements of fruit - maybe lime or apple - in the smoke. This makes the end of the cigar the best part. Maybe a longer cigar would hold this profile a little longer than the robusto.

Nevertheless, The Cuvée Blanc Robusto is an easy, pleasant smoke for a day time enjoyment. The cigar really has no highs or lows to significally differ from its round and creamy character, that hangs on your palate long after...

As said, this is a great smoke for beginners or at an earlier moment of the day.

I truly recommend the Cuvée Blanc along with the Rouge. Together they create an excellent variety of flavor and aroma to be anjoyed thourghout the day.

The Cuvée Blanc can also be bought from Paul Bugge online.

Origin: Dominican Republic

Construction 18/20
Appearance 19/20
Smoke/Ash 8/10
Burn 18/20
Draw 19/20
Aroma 7/10 (7,7,8)

TOTAL POINTS 89/100

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Anonymous said...

I never got any distinct lime or apple hints, but definately got some undisernable hints of citrus...I thought it was my undeveloped palate. The creaminess, I described more as a cappachino type or coffe with heavy cream. The contruction was like you said flawless, the ash heavy and strong. beautiful slivery gray.