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REVIEW | Ashton Virgin Sun Grown  Belicoso No. 1
Belicoso No. 1
90
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52
52
Medium
Medium
Belicoso No. 1

Tasting Note: A box-pressed belicoso draped in a gorgeous colorado wrapper. The draw is a bit tight, but the cigar burns well offering creamy smoke with an herbal, earthy character.

  • Body: Medium
  • Size: Figurado
  • Ring Gauge: 52
  • Length: 5 1/4"

  • Filler: Dom. Rep.
  • Binder: Dom. Rep.
  • Wrapper: Ecuador
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2009
  • Price: $9.25


More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2014
Score: 90
This dark, oily belicoso has a leathery, cedary character balanced by sweet-and-sour apple notes. The cigar draws and burns evenly.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Sep 24, 2013
Score: 90
This dark, oily belicoso has a leathery, cedary character balanced by sweet-and-sour apple notes. The cigar draws and burns evenly.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2013
Score: 90

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 09, 2012
Score: 90
This short belicoso has a lush and full draw that imparts tea notes, some coffee and a spicy-sweet hint of BBQ sauce.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2012
Score: 90
The draw is firm on this belicoso but it still delivers plenty of oaky, woody intonations before a sudden café au lait sweetness emerges on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Dec 06, 2011
Score: 90
The draw is firm on this belicoso but it still delivers plenty of oaky, woody intonations before a sudden café au lait sweetness emerges on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2011
Score: 89
Covered in a veiny wrapper, this cedary smoke draws well, offering anise flavor, sweet tea and a spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Apr 07, 2009
Score: 90
A box-pressed belicoso draped in a gorgeous colorado wrapper. The draw is a bit tight, but the cigar burns well offering creamy smoke with an herbal, earthy character.

Issue: Cigar Insider, May 01, 2000
Score: 91
A solid cigar with a half-hearted box press. It burns poorly at first, but it improves quickly. The smoke is earthy, with sweet and sour notes and hints of espresso and leather. It develops a heavy, chalky finish.

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale

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