Comprehensive Cigar Reviews
Sobremesa - Robusto Largo 5.2 X 52
This cigar is the first line for Dunbarton is made of a very complex blend. The filler is made from four Nicaraguan tobaccos and a broadleaf ligero from Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. It has a Mexican binder and a nice Rosado Habano wrapper grown in Ecuador. This complex of a blend is expected to provide lots of flavor and complexity.
Look and Feel:
Nice looking dark wrapper with moderate veins, tight seams and a slight oil sheen to it. Slight leather and espresso aroma to the wrapper and the pre-lot draw has sweet leather and hints of cayenne pepper. Draw is perfect and I can't wait to light this up.
Leather and espressos notes with sweet spices and a slight black pepper on the finish which is fairly long. Earth enters on the finish not long after first light. Nice white ash that is tight but did drop early. Late in this third you start to get a little more consistent cream note with a slight tang to it. This cigar has some complexity but not top level just yet.
This third starts by giving you a nice leather and cream with a finish that has been the same from the start. The coffee and espresso notes are gone at this point. Retrohale has added a mixed pepper flavor with the hint of cayenne to it. You can start to taste that mixed pepper on the draw too. At the very end of this third I'm getting the espresso and deeper pepper notes back, nutmeg on the back of the throat on the finish.
I'm hoping for a more defined transition in this last third as so far it has been more balanced with very slight changes. So far nothing new as it is a repeat of the second third. Still good but the same none the less. I do like the little hints of things like the cream and mixed peppers that pop up now and then. The espresso is more like a black coffee now with earth as the binding flavor. The draw is getting a little warm earlier than I would like.
This was a very good cigar that had amazing construction. The cigar had moderate complexity but did lack some of the transitions third to third throughout the cigar. There were some minor transitions but they just didn’t take you where it seemed it wanted to go. I did really enjoy the leather and earth with espresso and black coffee as the binding flavors. Hints of cream, black pepper, sweet spices, and cayenne pepper were in the background at times. The finish was typically a moderate with black and white pepper and an occasional sweet spice note. This medium-full cigar performed very well and I will look forward to tasting the next variation of this cigar.
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Sobremesa is the first line from the Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust company started in 2015. This company was started by Steve Saka who is known well in the industry and the focus is on high quality cigars each geared towards a specific profile. These are already getting notice for a young company so Cigar Audit will be trying their different blends as soon as we can.
Look & Feel
Wrapper quality, smell from the wrapper, smell from the foot, box presentation, and color of wrapper.
Burn quality, draw quality, heat on the draw, quality of the wrapper, and cap construction.
Flavor & Balance
Overall flavor of the cigar, balance of flavors, strength to body balance, and complexity.
Value taking the quality vs. the market vs. the market price
Taking all aspects into consideration we rate based on the quality of the cigar and the quality of the experience.
70-80 Points - Poor to Fair 81-90 Points - Fair to Good 91-96 - Excellent 97-100 - Epic
Review By: Matt
Review By: Matt