Cigar Aficionado

La Gloria Cubana Serie R No. 4
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Tasting Note
Beautifully made with a dark, chocolate colored wrapper. The cigar smokes well, with dark-roasted coffee flavors and sweet woody notes that carry on to the finish.
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 52
Length 4 7/8"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2008
Price $5.51
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 88

Concentrated minerals and earth are the first impressions of this rustic looking cigar, but they eventually relent to hickory flavors and some herbal notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 83

A toothy cigar with a woody character, and some bitter, tangy flavors. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 85

Veiny but attractive, this cigar burns well. It has a sharp, balsa-wood flavor, and lacks depth. Mild to medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 85

A dark and oily cigar that's generally well made. It's woody and gummy, with a nice draw. The smoke has a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 85

A rough-looking cigar that draws and burns very well. It's woody, wheaty and a bit tangy, with some spice.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 87

A medium to full bodied cigar. It has a woody and earthy character, with a hint of nuttiness on the palate. A bit hot on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 01, 1999 | Score: 88

This firm robusto has a dark, veiny wrapper. It's earthy and toasty, with a roasted flavor and notes of toasted caramel. Some inconsistency was noted.

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