Cigar Aficionado

Vegas Robaina Don Alejandro
Don Alejandro
92
points
Cuba
Cuba
49 49
Tasting Note
It takes awhile for this double corona to warm up, but settles in nicely to a rich, complex smoke full of cocoa, coffee bean, almond and black cherry flavor.
Size Double Corona
Ring Gauge 49
Length 7 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2012
Price £22.95
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 90

This golden-brown double corona has a firm draw but is full of solid toasty, cedary and nutty flavors.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2010 | Score: 89

A large, pressed cigar with well-made cap, open draw and even burn. The smoke has a fresh tobacco flavor along with some earth and a dusty finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2009 | Score: 88

A handsome double corona with a reddish-brown wrapper. It is a slow starter, but warms to take on toasty, woody flavors, some leather and a coffee-like finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2008 | Score: 92

A beautifully constructed cigar that bathes the palate in a rich intermingling of pepper, leather and earth flavors. THe finish is long and rich.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 18, 2008 | Score: 92

A beautifully constructed cigar that bathes the palate in a rich intermingling of pepper, leather and earth flavors. THe finish is long and rich.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2006 | Score: 85

While the head on this cigar is well done, the draw is tight. The smoke is muddled, with woody, vegetal notes and a dull finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 07, 2006 | Score: 86

Some unevenness to the burn of this big cigar. It imparts cream and leather notes and a coffee finish. Some tasters encountered draw problems.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2003 | Score: 91

Oily, dark and attractive, with a firm draw. It has sweet coffee, leather and saffron flavors, with a rich, heady finish. Medium to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2002 | Score: 87

A nicely pressed, mild- to medium-bodied cigar with a golden wrapper. After a slow start, the flavors becomes nutty and herbal. Aging should improve the flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 92

Nicely pressed, with a perfectly made three-seam cap, this light brown cigar burns and draws well. The smoke is spicy and earthy, with notes of coffee, roasted almonds and molasses, and a hearty dose of nose spice.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2001 | Score: 88

Solid and attractive, with a perfect draw. The smoke is very peppery. It has a sweet, floral and grassy flavor, and a short finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 88

Beautiful colorado color. It has a good draw, but an uneven burn. It's strong and leathery, with a hint of syrupy sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1999 | Score: 88

A bit of unevenness and inconsistency marred this cigar. There is a solid core of earthy notes on the palate, witrh a hint of leather and sweet spice

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 1998 | Score: 93

What a Cuban cigar should be about. It's a powerhouse of spice, with a touch of nutmeg. There some flavors of roasted nuts and cocoa beans. Long earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 1997 | Score: 89

A dark, alluring wrapper with perfect texture. The smoke is heavy, earthy and powerful. There are hints of burnt spice and leather, but it's rough. A young cigar that needs box-age.

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