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Quick Smoke: Maria Mancini Robusto Larga

14 Jan 2007

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief take on a single cigar.

The box pressed (6″ x 50) Maria Mancini Robusto Larga EMS has long been one of my favorites since I made it the first box I ever purchased many years ago. After six months of aging in my humidor, I found the same earth and leather flavors I’d much enjoyed in the past, but sadly the construction on this stick was not as pleasant. The burn was dreadfully uneven (a comon problem on cigars with the Habana 2000 wrapper) and the wrapper split along the edge of the box press.

Verdict = Hold.

Patrick S

5 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Maria Mancini Robusto Larga”

  1. Joe Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 11:17 am #

    Despite the low rating, these are are pretty good value @ about $2 a stick.

  2. Patrick A Sunday, January 14, 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    While I've always thought Maria Mancini sticks had good flavor, time and again I've been disappointed with their construction. For me, this is a sell.

  3. Dicksbain Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 2:28 am #

    These are a great value cigar @

  4. Dicksbain Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 2:28 am #

    These are a great value cigar at $2 a pop…but they often suffer from burn issues as you've stated. Of the Maria Mancini line, the 'Magic Mountains' tend to have the least burn issues. Bottom line, while the flavor is good, bad burn ruins any cigar. Period.

  5. Jerry @ Stogie Revie Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 4:58 am #

    I agree with Dicksbain. In this day and age there is no execuse except poor workmanship why a cigar should suffer from a bad burn or any other construction issue. Taste and flavor profile are subjective but when it comes to construction, all cigars are subject to the same standard.