The Cohiba Robusto is one of the original six cigars from the Línea Clásica range. When released this range was made available for diplomatic use only. From 1982 three sizes were offered to the public: The Lanceros, Coronas Especiales and Panetelas. This cigar has a strong spiciness. There is a hint of cocoa bean flavours, and strong hints of leather and cedar on the finish. It provides one powerful smoke, full of earthy and oak flavors. It has a full-bodied flavor with a complex character. $35.
The weather was once again mild and after a glass of T’Gallant 2005 Juliet Pinot Noir the time was right to sit back, relax and enjoy a Romeo y Julieta No.3. A rich, earthy aroma is offered when this cigar is first taken from the tube. Upon inspection this cigar seems to be well constructed with its smooth, medium brown wrapper. With that said it is not the prettiest of Habanos cigars. $42
It’s important to choose the right drink to accompany a Cuban cigar. I often get asked that question ‘What do you recommend to drink with a Cuban cigar? Choosing the appropriate drink can certainly enhance your smoking experience. When considering fine spirits a traditionalist typically suggests either a whiskey or cognac. Next time you’re given these options it may be worth thinking outside the square! Havana Club Anejo 7 can certainly be added to the list of spirits that can accompany the rich flavours of the Habanos cigar. The Havana Club Anejo 7 is the seven year old version of this famous Cuban rum and is bottled in a dark tall bottle which is sealed with a screw cap. The alcohol content of the Anejo 7 is rated at 40% and in the glass this rum displays a dazzling amber colour. To the nose the Anejo 7 offers complex aromas of cocoa, cedar and tobacco with a hint of vanilla. $53.