The Casa Magna Colorado Robusto earned a respectable position as the best cigar of 2008 in the Cigar Aficionado Magazine. As it turns out, the position was not wholly thanks to the cigar itself, but also credited to the price-quality ratio, which, i must admit, is great in the whole Magna Casa range.
I had the pleasure of smoking and reviewing the Casa Magna Colorado Gran Toro, thanks to Jarrod at TexCigars. While i have never had the Robusto, i have to relate to some characteristics described in the CA, when writing about the Gran Toro.
It is a sturdy cigar. Being a Nigaraguan puro, its nice full body is defined by tobacco from Estelí, smoothened down by the softer taste of tobacco from Jalapa. Complimenting each other, they combine in creating profound flavours of coffee and dark chocolate, rounded at the corners by sweeter hints of prunes and dark berries. Some whispers of woody notes can also be detected in the finish.
All that, wrapped in a reddish brown, toothy but vainless Colorado wrapper and tagged with an affordable price, Casa Magna Colorado Gran Toro is a cigar worth consideration. As i said, i do not know about the Robusto, but on Gran Toro, i would not go as far as telling you it is the No. 1 cigar of 2008, but a great cigar nevertheless...
POINTS: 89/100 points