Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Alec Bradley American Sun Grown Blend Robusto Review

Alec Bradley American Sun Grown Blend Robusto - Wrapper - Nicaragua Habano (Jalapa), Binder - Nicaragua (Jalapa), Filler - Nicaragua (Esteli & Condega). Medium bodied.

Initial lighting taste - Cedar and spice.

First third - Spice followed by cedar, leather and a slight bitter, mineral taste.

Second third - In this third of the cigar, the flavors settle down and smooth out - spice, cedar, leather and a nice citrus flavor emerges.

Last third - Spice continues along with leather, tangy citrus and cedar. Long finish of spicy citrus and leather.

Construction - Attractive dark brown wrapper with no soft spots or major veins. There was a nice oil sheen to the cigar as well as a good looking cap.

Burn - Straight burn with a solid white colored ash that holds on.

Draw - The draw was very good providing ample amounts of smoke.

Although this cigar started off slow for me in the first third, it really picked up in nice complex and balanced flavors - this is a cigar that builds as you smoke it with a very nice last third. It also tends to smoke hot so you have to take your time smoking this cigar. MSRP for this vitola is $4.75 which is a very consumer friendly price point and a great value for what you get in this cigar. I would recommend trying this cigar.

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