Cigar Aficionado

La Gloria Cubana Rabito De Cochino
Rabito De Cochino
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
If it seems like every new cigar in the humidor is ultra fat, consider the La Gloria Cubana Rabito de Cochino. This long, slim smoke has a pigtail tip and an uncut tuck, or foot, so the early puffs give a smoker a taste of only the Ecuadoran Sumatra wrapper. The smoke comes from the creative team at General Cigar Co. known as Team La Gloria, which is spearheaded by Michael Giannini. La Gloria Cubana Rabito de Cochinos are eye-grabbing. The intriguing smokes come in three-packs wrapped in a ribbon inside a coffin-style box. They are also a bargain, selling for $15 per box of three, or only $5 per individual cigar. But looks and price aside, it's the flavor that won the cigar its spot on this list. The Rabito de Cochinos are balanced and elegant, with substantial woody notes, followed by hints of cocoa and toast.
Body Medium
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 44
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2012
Price $5.00
Designation Top 25 of 2011 | Rank: 18
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 85

A coarse cigar with a pigtail cap and seemingly sweetened tip. There is a peanut quality to the smoke that leaves an overly saccharine aftertaste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 86

A pigtailed cigar with an uncut foot. It draws and burns evenly and is a predominantly woody-tasting smoke that leaves the palate a bit dry.

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
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