Cugine Nicaraguan Robusto - 5 X 50. Wrapper - Nicaraguan Rosado, Binder - Nicaraguan, Filler - Dominican, Nicaragua & Costa Rican. Medium Bodied. Made by Alec Bradley Cigars.
Initial taste of dry woody spice. Within a short time, the flavors noted in the first third of this cigar are that of spice, dark coffee and a subtle sweetness that increases as the cigar progresses.
Halfway point reveals the spice picking up slightly, dark coffee with a slight leather taste emerging along with a caramel sweetness and cedar all balancing nicely together.
Last third of the cigar is pretty much the same flavors - the strong presence of the spice, caramel sweetness, dark coffee and cedar. Nice long finish of caramel, spice and dark coffee.
Construction, burn and draw were spot-on as with all Alec Bradley made products. This cigar had very good balance and complexity. I enjoyed this cigar very much. MSRP on this vitola is $8.25. I do recommend trying the Cugine Nicaraguan.