Monday, June 27, 2011

Quesada Seleccion Espana Short Robusto Review

Quesada Seleccion Espana Short Robusto Review - 4 X 50. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Arapiraca, Binder - Dominican, Filler - Nicaragua, Dominican and U.S. Broadleaf. Medium - full bodied.

Initial taste - Oak wood.

First third - Leathery spice, wood, chocolate and cinnamon notes.

Second third - Leathery spice, cinnamon, wood. A nice citrus flavor emerges with the continuation of the chocolate notes.

Last third - Spice, citrusy leather and chocolate. The cinnamon and wood are now in the background. Long finish of citrus, leather and spice.

Construction - a beautiful smooth brown wrapper with an oily sheen. Burn was sharp with a slight flaky ash that held on. Draw was very good.

A fantastic cigar with great complexity and balance. The flavor profile is exactly what I like and what was really interesting, was the way the various flavors would jockey back and forth for dominance throughout the cigar. Another enjoyable facet of this cigar, was how it started off as a solid medium body smoke and then became full bodied somewhere during the last third. MSRP for this size is $4.95 (Euros). I really hope that this line becomes available here in the United States because this cigar is a must-try for someone looking for a very complex and balanced cigar that keeps your interest throughout the smoking experience.

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