Cigar Aficionado

Aging Room Small Batch M356 Presto
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
48 48
Tasting Note
Aging Room is a new brand that has impressed us in our blind tastings. Created by Rafael Nodal, owner of the Oliveros brand of cigars, and made by Jochi Blanco of Tabacalera La Palma in Tamboril, Dominican Republic, the Aging Room brand is the duo's best effort to date. The 2011 launch of Aging Room was delayed due to the scarcity of some of the tobaccos used to make the cigars. The cigars are made entirely of Dominican tobaccos, including some Habano-seed ligero. There are four sizes in the line, and we were most fond of the smallest, known as the Presto. This shorter, thinner version of a robusto was simply brimming with hickory notes and roasted nuts. Aging Room Prestos are not made in great quantity, so the cigars are a tough find, but they are definitely worth the search.
Body Medium
Size Odd
Ring Gauge 48
Length 4 1/8"
Filler Dominican Republic
Binder Dominican Republic
Wrapper Dominican Republic
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2012
Price $7.25
Designation Top 25 of 2011 | Rank: 16
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 11, 2011 | Score: 94

An attractive little robusto that has hints of roasted nuts, baked fruits, cinnamon and nutmeg. Very flavorful and complex.

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
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