Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Virgin Sun Grown Belicoso No. 1
Belicoso No. 1
90
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
52 52
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
A box-pressed belicoso draped in a gorgeous colorado wrapper. The draw is a bit tight, but the cigar burns well offering creamy smoke with an herbal, earthy character.
Body Medium
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 52
Length 5 1/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2009
Price $9.25
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 90

This dark, oily belicoso has a leathery, cedary character balanced by sweet-and-sour apple notes. The cigar draws and burns evenly.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 24, 2013 | Score: 90

This dark, oily belicoso has a leathery, cedary character balanced by sweet-and-sour apple notes. The cigar draws and burns evenly.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2013 | Score: 90

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 90

The draw is firm on this belicoso but it still delivers plenty of oaky, woody intonations before a sudden café au lait sweetness emerges on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2011 | Score: 90

The draw is firm on this belicoso but it still delivers plenty of oaky, woody intonations before a sudden café au lait sweetness emerges on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 89

Covered in a veiny wrapper, this cedary smoke draws well, offering anise flavor, sweet tea and a spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 07, 2009 | Score: 90

A box-pressed belicoso draped in a gorgeous colorado wrapper. The draw is a bit tight, but the cigar burns well offering creamy smoke with an herbal, earthy character.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2000 | Score: 91

A solid cigar with a half-hearted box press. It burns poorly at first, but it improves quickly. The smoke is earthy, with sweet and sour notes and hints of espresso and leather. It develops a heavy, chalky 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
100-Point Scale