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Quick Smoke: Espinosa Robusto

28 Oct 2012

Each Saturday and Sunday we’ll post a Quick Smoke: not quite a full review, just our brief verdict on a single cigar of “buy,” “hold,” or “sell.”

Erik Espinosa’s new factory in Estelí, “La Zona,” is now the home of 601, Murcielago, and Mi Barrio. It’s also producing “Espinosa,” which was released at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show, a Nicarauan puro featuring a medium brown Habano wrapper. The cigar starts off a bit hot with a sawdusty edge, but very quickly becomes more balanced and pleasant. At its core, it’s a medium-bodied smoke with lots of dry wood and hints of spice, hay, and earth. Construction is good and the price ($6) is reasonable.

Verdict = Hold.

Patrick S

photo credit: Stogie Guys

3 Responses to “Quick Smoke: Espinosa Robusto”

  1. Eric Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

    I smoked my first one about a week ago and really enjoyed it. My take on flavor was similar though, woody core with aromatic spice finish, but my cigar wasn't hot at all, and I nubbed it. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of previous EO brands like 601 and Cubao. Both Espinoza and Ortega have come out with great blends imo.

  2. Rodrigo Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    I guess if Espinoza and Ortega aren't working together anymore, at least they're making great cigars independent of one another. I have enjoyed the Ortega a lot. I'll be on the lookout for this!

  3. Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm #

    Checked with my local B&M and no one has it- gonna have to order online. I always liked the 601.