Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Robusto
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
50 50
Tasting Note
Ashton is one of the classic brands of the cigar industry. Created in the early 1980s by Robert Levin, the Dominican cigars now come in every conceivable variety, with a flavor profile built for every palate. They range from the mild and easygoing Ashton Classic to the peppery and bold Ashton VSG, with all types of flavors and strength profiles in between. Perhaps the sleeper of the storied brand is the Ashton Heritage Puro Sol. As with all cigars bearing the Ashton name, the Puro Sols are produced by the Fuente family in Santiago, Dominican Republic. They are made with toothy, thin Cameroon wrappers grown by the Meerapfel family in the jungles of western Africa. The blend is best experienced in the robusto size, a beautifully made cigar with a rich chocolate flavor, along with notes of black cherry and spice before a toasty finish.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 50
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2009
Price $8.60
Designation Top 25 of 2008 | Rank: 10
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2017 | Score: 89

The initial sweet, fruitiness of the smoke becomes heavier with leather and earth. A meaty undertone also emerges before a graphite finish.

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

This cigar starts out strong and spicy with plenty of zest and nutty notes, though flavors lose some of their intensity and leave a damp earthy note on the finish.

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

This well-made cigar imparts a lot of sweet tobacco and rich chocolate notes. Black cherry and spice flavors also come through before a toasty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2005 | Score: 91

A toothy wrapper covers this robusto. Earth and charred wood notes lead to some grassy notes on the finish, along with a hint of cream and graham cracker.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2004 | Score: 89

Attractive and dark, with a fine draw and a nutty, rich flavor. Balanced, woody and elegant, with a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 89

This toro has a toothy wrapper and an excellent cap. Flavors include sweet caramel and almond. The finish is short.

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