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- Easy To Light
- Good Draw
- Good Smoke Production
- Undamaged Wrapper
- Well Constructed
- Ordinary Tobacco Taste
- Uneven Burn
- Very Harsh Unless Aged
Comments about 55 SERIES Victor Sinclair Series 55 Box Press Red Label Corojo Robusto Single Cigar:
This cigar came to me via Thompson Auction at a price point much, much lower than advertised.
I have smoked most every cigar in this line and found the Box Press Red Label Corojo Robusto to be similar in make to the other Robustos'. Like the others it is essential that these cigars be aged for a minimum of 3 months so that they may mellow. Failure to do so will result in a very harsh cigar, with bitter taste notes.
The cigar presents well and benefits greatly from the box press. Initial aroma of the unlit cigar is of pepper and tobacco. Light is accomplished easily and completely. The cigars of the line do have a tendency towards tunneling but can be resurrected. Uneven burn is common. Taste points are of the aforementioned pepper and tobacco. The tobacco is quite ordinary and undistinguished and does not develop any additional taste notes. The pepper taste is an individual thing, but can be quite harsh as previously noted. The cigar goes out twice, requiring reboots. It lasts about 40 minutes.
In summary, this is a very ordinary cigar with meager taste points. For the price asked, you could get an Ashton. Enough said.