Gran Habano 3 Siglos Gran Robusto

Gran Habano 3 Siglos Gran Robusto
Size: 6 x 54
Wrapper: Nicaragua (Shade Grown)
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia
Date: 09-06-08
Smoke Time: 76 minutes

Prelight:
A very nice looking cigar.  The dark brown wrapper had a nice oily sheen.  The head was triple capped and very flat.  The wrapper was very smooth to the touch, with no major veins or defects at all.  Prelight aroma had lots of hay with some toast.  At the foot, the aroma was candied fruit and straight tobacco.  The prelight taste was dominated by straight tobacco and grass, with a touch of mint.

 

1/3:
The cigar started right off with thick volumes of smoke and a dose of pepper, though not the spicy bite that is normally associated with peppery flavors.  This was very subtle, with just the slightest hint of a bite at the midpoint of my palate.  There were some nice woody flavors with bitter chocolate as well.  Overall, it started off as a very smooth cigar with no harsh flavors at all.

 

2/3:
The flavors in the second third were remarkably similar to those in the first third.  I guess this wasn’t so bad, as the flavors in the first third were pretty good.  The cigar remained smooth, and the subtle peppery flavor remained in the background.  A slight sweetness did develop at the midpoint of the second third, along with some cinnamon and allspice flavors.

 

3/3:
The flavors finally started to change in the last third.  The spiciness moved to the forefront, but it was still not overpowering at all.   The rest of the flavors did intensify a bit, but to be honest it was not that exciting or different than the first two thirds.

 

Overall:
A good cigar.  The blend provided with a nice flavor profile that had a solid medium body.  My only complaint is that it remained relatively flat throughout just about the whole cigar, with the only major change occurring in the middle of the last third.  I would like to try the Gran Corona (6 x 44) and see how the smaller size works with this blend.

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One Response to “Gran Habano 3 Siglos Gran Robusto”

  1. Rob Says:

    Hello Bill

    Great review. I have been making a list of my next purchase and will definitely pick up a few of these to try. Have tried GH Corojo 5 but while flavorwise it was not bad, I tipically encountered burn issues, draw issues (too free a draw…).

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