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Quick Smoke: Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Madura Robusto

3 May 2014

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.”

PDR Capa Madura

Five dollars doesn’t go as far as it used to. Someone needs to tell this to Abe Flores, head of Pinar del Rio Cigars, who has built a portfolio of tasty, consistent smokes that don’t break the bank. Light up a dark, Brazilian Arapiraca-wrapped 1878 Capa Madura Robusto (5 x 52) and you’ll have a hard time imagining how a cigar this good can cost little more than $5. This medium-bodied treat is packed with Criollo ’98 tobaccos from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic, and it boasts a balanced profile of creamy nut, cocoa, black pepper, and dry wood. What’s more, construction is perfect. And the easy draw—thanks to the entubado bunching technique—produces tons of flavorful smoke.

Verdict = Buy.

Patrick A

photo credit: Stogie Guys

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One Response to “Quick Smoke: Pinar del Rio 1878 Capa Madura Robusto”

  1. Justin P Monday, May 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    This. This is a GREAT STICK.