Presto

Aging Room Small Batch M356 Presto

SCORE
92
points
COUNTRY
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
GAUGE
48 48
STRENGH
Medium
Medium

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.

Details

Body: Medium


Size: Odd


Ring Gauge: 48


Length: 4 1/8"


Filler: Dom. Rep.


Binder: Dom. Rep.


Wrapper: Dom. Rep.


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2012


Price: $7.25


Designation: Top 25 of 2011 | Rank: 16


More Reviews of this Cigar

94
points
Cigar Insider: Oct 11, 2011

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