Cigar Aficionado

Vegas Robaina Famoso
Famoso
93
points
Cuba
Cuba
48 48
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
First puffs of this robusto are floral with mineral notes, but it soon segues into a nutty, creamy smoke full of leather and cocoa intonations with a bit of spice.
Body Medium
Size Robusto
Ring Gauge 48
Length 5"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2018
Price £19.30
Box DateMarch 2017
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2017 | Score: 87

The visible pores and gnarly veins of the wrapper give this cigar a very rustic appearance. Some nutmeg and walnut notes are discernible, but muted, as is the herbal finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2015 | Score: 87

The draw of this robusto is notably firm. Rich impressions of leather and coffee bean are offset by a slightly soapy aftertaste.

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

This predominantly woody smoke draws and burns evenly, leaving some coffee notes and fresh tobacco flavor on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2011 | Score: 91

Slightly box pressed with a medium claro wrapper. A delicious, toasty smoke that opens to show tea and leather.

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

Richly hued with an even burn and draw. It is a creamy and rich cigar with earth and cocoa bean notes. Cedary flavors precede the long, woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 92

Nearly flawless in appearance, this cigar has earthy, salty flavors complemented by leather, tobacco and rich wood, plus cumin and cinnamon. Complex, with a long finish, and a medium to full body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 90

Pleasantly tawny in color, with a skillfully made cap, this leathery cigar also has notes of cocoa, toast and nuts. A balanced, medium to full-bodied smoke.

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

Good color and construction. The cigar has a roasty, toasty flavor, with notes of caramel, cedar and nuts. Medium bodied, smooth and delicious.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2003 | Score: 86

A good-looking, golden robusto with a firm draw and uneven burn. It has a toasty aroma and rich leathery flavors that develop as it smokes. Medium to full body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2002 | Score: 87

Box pressed with a pale wrapper and a fine, 3-seam cap. It's a wheaty, woody smoke with a dry wood flavor and a hint of leather. Medium to full bodied.

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

The cap on this cigar is very rough. The smoke is sharp and tart, with apple and leather notes and a rough finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2001 | Score: 89

This brownish-red cigar is well built. The draw is a tad firm. The smoke is a bit dry and toasty, but with good balance, and some notes of sweet spice such as cinnamon.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 88

A medium to full bodied smoke. This cigar has a core of leather and coffee beans notes. There is a bit of tariness on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1998 | Score: 89

This is a well-balanced medium bodied cigar. There is a hint of pepper, and nice woody smoothness on the palate. A dry wood 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