Cigar Aficionado

San Cristobal Revelation Legend
52 52
Tasting Note
Ashton Distributors Inc. of Philadelphia created the San Cristobal brand in 2007, and it has been expanded several times over the years. Revelation, which hit the market in 2013, marks the third line in the portfolio, and is the newest version of the brand. San Cristobal Revelations are made with Ecuadoran Sumatra-seed wrappers that are harvested from the middle of a tobacco plant, which gives the wrapper on these cigars a fairly light color. The box-pressed cigars are streaky in appearance (fairly typical of cigars wrapped in this type of leaf) and they have a rich, sweet cocoa quality around a core of earthiness and a sweet vanilla-bean finish. This is yet another top-quality cigar from the Garcia and Ashton team.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6 1/4"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2015
Price $7.75
Designation Top 25 of 2014 | Rank: 18
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 92

First puffs of this streaky, box-pressed cigar are rich and sweet with cocoa. An underlying earthiness complements the vanilla-bean 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
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