Cigar Aficionado

Vegas Robaina Clasico
Lonsdale
90
points
Cuba
Cuba
42 42
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
This box-pressed lonsdale has a rich, dark wrapper. It's a medium-bodied smoke, with hints of burnt toast and vanilla. A cedary finish.
Body Medium
Size Lonsdale
Ring Gauge 42
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Insider – Aug 01, 1997
Price £800.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2009 | Score: 91

Expertly rolled with an oily wrapper and perfect cap. The draw is substantial for such a thin cigar, but the burn is notably uneven throughout. Flavors start woody and nutty, picking up considerable sweetness with dark red fruit impressions

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 18, 2008 | Score: 93

Box pressed and silky with an attractive three-seam cap. There is a complex balance of leather, toast, tea and pepper that builds to a distinctly woody finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 88

A well-made cigar with a slightly tight draw and uneven burn. There are prevalent woody and coffee bean flavors, but the cigar finishes a bit harsh.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 25, 2005 | Score: 87

This solid lonsdale has a mottled wrapper. It has a firm draw and an earthy aroma. It's woody and earthy, but lacks complexity. Age might help.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2002 | Score: 86

This attractive, blond cigar has a fine draw and rich, peppery smoke. The spicy flavors smack of cedar and leather, though it lacks complexity. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2001 | Score: 88

A rounded cigar with a big seam from a cigar mold. The wrapper is oily. The cigar has earthy, floral and herbal flavors, with a note of grass. Cedar aging would improve the experience.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 88

Dark and oddly pressed, with a silky wrapper. The draw is firm. The smoke is woody, toasty and nutty, with a hint of cedar. The finish is a bit rough.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2000 | Score: 86

A very veiny wrapper marks this cigar. It has some nut and cream elements, but overall it is mild to medium bodied without a lot of character.

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