Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Dunhill Aged Reserva Especial 2003 Robusto Grande

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Factory: General Cigar Dominicana
Size:  5 ½ X 54
Vitola: Robusto Grande
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Grown
Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf Grown in Dominican Republic
Filler: Aged 2003 Dominican Piloto Cubano and Nicaraguan Tobaccos
Box Quantity: 10 Cigars per box
Production: Limited Edition Vintage Cigars only 3500 were made Worldwide
MSRP: $15-16.00

I walked into 8 to 8 Cigars today with one question on my mind, “What will be my first cigar of the day”?
Luckily, within minutes that question would be answered for me. In walked the Dunhill rep toting a brand new box of never smoked in the Chicago land area yet, Dunhill Reserva Especial’s.
Matt was kind enough to open the box and introduce me to this newly released smoke.
I thanked him and waited until he left before I lit up so as not to have my impression influenced by his presence.
If you are a fan of Connecticut shade grown wrapper, this cigar is for you. Beautifully constructed, evenly filled, the cap was applied perfectly.
Lighting this cigar was effortless. The match charred the foot very quickly and I was careful not to burn this beautiful wrapper.
Almost immediately, I picked up a creamy smooth taste accented by a light taste of cocoa. This was a great choice for my first cigar. Mild and tasty.
About half way through and the taste has picked up a little to a medium body with some fuller tones of chocolate.
At this point you can truly start to appreciate the Piloto Cubano Vintage filler. The aroma emanating from this wonderful cigar is a result of the 2003 Vintage tobacco which some people standing near me have said smells incredible. I concur.
I am really starting to enjoy this smoke as it is getting its legs under it. Woodsy, spicy, cocoa, truly delicious.

As this cigar is coming to the final third, the taste has become a little more intense, not overpowering just smooth with some added spiciness detected. 
This is a wonderful example of what an aged Piloto Cubano tobacco can mean to a cigars taste.
I am very happy with the way this cigar smoked and tasted. Dunhill has got a winner with this one. When you can find one, try it. This is a new release and not available everywhere right now, so if your lucky enough to try one, you wont be disappointed.

My final thoughts are:

Great Cigar to start the day.
Smooth and Creamy
Lots of Flavors
Excellent Construction
Even burn

This is only my opinion and your experience with a cigar will be based on when you smoke it, where you smoke it, what you drink with it or what you have eaten.

Form your own opinion and I am always available to answer any questions or address any comments.

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Posted by Cuban Rob 

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