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Zino Platinum Scepter Series Chubby Tubos
2005

Zino Platinum Scepter Series Chubby Tubos

Rank: 21
Rating: 91
Price: $13.80
Made By: OK Cigars
Factory Location: Dominican Republic
Dimensions: 4 15/16" by 54 ring gauge
Filler: Dom. Rep., Peru
Binder: U.S.A./Conn. Shade
Wrapper: Ecuador
Davidoff reinvented the Zino brand by partnering with the Arnell Group to create Zino Platinum. The first release, the Crown Series, was of high quality, but with eye-popping prices of up to nearly $40 a cigar. The introduction of the lower-priced Scepter Series brought the prices down into the teens. The best of the line is the Chubby Tubos, a tubed perfecto measuring just under five inches with a 54 ring gauge at its fattest point. It’s a rewarding smoke, with notes of coffee, cocoa and nuts, and a pleasant chewy flavor.