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- Easy To Light
- Good Draw
- Good Smoke Production
- Construction Issues
- Harsh And Bitter
- Uneven Burn
Comments about 55 SERIES Victor Sinclair Series 55 Box Press Blue Label Maduro Robusto Single Cigar:
I have smoked all of the colors in the Robusto size, procured primarily through Thompson auction at substantially less than quoted. I selected a blue/Maduro today that has been in the humidor for about 2 weeks since purchase.
All of the Robustos in this line present nicely with their colored foot ribbon and double backed band. Initial aroma of the Maduro is of pepper and background sweetness. The cap cut with the perfect cutter is executed without problems. The royal blue foot ribbon is removed and toasting begun revealing tobacco and black pepper aroma. Initial draws are of choking pepper and harsh and bitter tobaccos. This "taste profile" is consistent throughout the smoke. Cigar ash is darker grey and grows to 1 1/4 inches before falling off. Cigar burns unevenly throughout the smoke. About half way through, the balance of the cap has worked its way free onto my lips, and is discarded. The Box Press otherwise maintains the integrity of the stick.
This cigar is a perfect example of the kind of stick that needs to spend a minimum of 3 months in an aging humidor. Aging will aid medium to full cigars in mellowing and smoothing some of the harshness and overly spicy or peppery taste notes. This particular cigar being well known to me, such aging will help, but not overcome the poor taste points and substandard tobacco used. Price point totally sinks it. Savor your cigars.