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Stogie Reviews: El Rey Del Mundo Robusto Larga

13 Sep 2006

I smoked the third installment in our four part series, Stogie Guys Week in Review, under almost perfect conditions. Sitting on my front porch on a warm September night, I was fortunate enough to have live Latin guitar music from a neighbor’s dinner party as a full moon glowed over the tree tops. With such a great cigar atmosphere, I reached into my humidor and selected an El Rey Del Mundo Robusto Larga that had been hiding there for two months in white tissue paper.

After I removed the paper and the classic yellow and gold band, I inspected the dark Oscuro Ecuadorian wrapper, finding crystals that revealed some aging. This large 6 inch by 54 ring gauge cigar was a bit bumpy. I also found a few spongy areas that worried me a bit, but overall this is a distinguished looking smoke.

Once I lit the cigar, I immediately found it to be flavorful. It produced an abundance of warm white smoke, and chocolate earthy flavors quickly revealed themselves. These flavors were consistent throughout, and never dull.

On a few of occasions, a slight uneven burn began to form, but nothing that would be a problem for an attentive smoker. The stogie produced a long white ash that only dropped off after a full inch and a half.

Overall, this was an excellent cigar. The El Rey del Mundo (King of the World) brand is often overshadowed by its Punch and Hoyo cousins, but I think it stands up with the best of Honduran cigars. I enjoyed this cigar so much I nearly singed my eyebrows off relighting the stub.

So for such an impressive showing, this classic Honduran cigar earns four out of five stogies.

Patrick S

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13 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: El Rey Del Mundo Robusto Larga”

  1. Jack S Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 6:21 am #

    To anyone who hasn't tried this cigar yet, I agree with the review… this is a very impressive cigar.

  2. Steve McCoy Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at 9:28 am #

    I've only had one (a few weeks ago) and it was fantastic. Thanks for the review.

  3. Matt Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 9:16 am #

    At around $4 a stick (at least here in tobacco friendly NC) this is a truly great value. These cigars respond well to some aging as well, transforming into an even more spectacular smoke with 2 or 3 years on them.

  4. Ian Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 7:39 pm #

    Absolutely one of the best values in the cigar world. A wonderful cigar experience for not much $$$. I nicknamed this cigar "chocolate thunder." It looks like a Hershey bar cigar, and it's flavor is a true experience.

  5. Paul M Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 9:19 pm #

    Great stick. Nice burn, good draw, excellent contruction, great ash, rich taste.

  6. Keith Weldon Sunday, April 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    I absolutely love these cigars!

  7. Dave Chapman Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

    I work weekends in a cigar store (the only way I can get by with spending this much time in my favorite place) so I have access to a lot of different brands. For the money, the El Ray Del Mundo Larga is my favorite. A flavorfull consistant smoke with a hint of spice. I have reccommended this cigar to huundreds and have never had anyone say they didn't like it.

  8. danny Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

    Great cigar personal favorite

  9. Phil C Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    What is the origin of the cigar's tobacco? Is it, indeed, all tobacco? I took one apart and found some strange combinations. Alas, I can't tell a weed from a tobacco plant. Do I have to assume the cigar is all-tobacco??? I mention this because there is really little tobacco 'taste' in smoking the cigar.

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