Cigar Aficionado

Ashton 8-9-8
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Tasting Note
The bready, cedary notes of this yellowish lonsdale become quite sweet with a sugary, maple-candy finish that sticks to the palate.
Body Mild
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Apr 01, 2016
Price $8.70
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2018 | Score: 90

The leather and citrus notes of this lonsdale become nutty before transitioning to a sweet nougat and marzipan finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 89

Light in appearance, this lonsdale shows a surprisingly rich, woody character with notes of baking spice that culminate in a graham-cracker finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2014 | Score: 87

Oils are seeping through the Connecticut shade wrapper of this cigar, which draws well. It's grassy up front, but picks up sweet molasses and baking spices.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2007 | Score: 86

Yellow in color, this cigar has a fine draw and burn. It dry, with some balsa wood flavors and a touch of cream and earth. Mild.

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

Tan, with some oils on the wrapper. The cigar burns unevenly. It has balsa and coconut notes, and a mild body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2002 | Score: 83

Rough in appearance, this cigar tunnels as it burns. The smoke is tart and papery, with a hint of fruit.

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

Golden brown, with a nice draw and burn. The smoke is herbal and nutty, with hints of vanilla bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2000 | Score: 81

A quite mild cigar. It has a salty character, with a rather light papery, almost vegetal finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 1999 | Score: 81

A pretty-looking cigar. There were some hints of light cedar, but it was extremely mild. A very light body with a light woody finish. A hint of youth.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 1998 | Score: 81

This cigar has some coffee bean tastes. It also has a toasty character, and a smooth taste. Well-made. The finish seems a little short.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 1997 | Score: 85

A well-made cigar, but the smoke is thin. Some hot, gassy flavors were noted, along with a sweet quality. Mild, and lacks depth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 1996 | Score: 86

A good-looking cigar, with some oils and veins. It burns and draws well, leaving a gray ash. The smoke is smooth and mild with a tangy flavor and a grassy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Sep 01, 1996 | Score: 86

A very pleasant, creamy cigar. It has strong flavors of nuts, with hints of leather and nutmeg.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1994 | Score: 88

This cigar has an oily reddish-brown wrapper. It delivers a rich mix of flavors including spices and nuts.

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