Basic Information:

Name – Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Selección Habano

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – Dominican Habano

Tobacco Blend – Dominican

Pricing – $4.00

Body – Mild to Medium

Construction/Appearance:

The band is gold, red and blue with white stripes and font.

Cigar is a bright reddish brown almost clay like in color. Really glows in the right light.  Few visible veins and seams. Triple capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Sweet cedar and barnyard.

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Notes of Cedar and Hay.

After Toast:

First third – There are beautiful notes of wood, floral and vanilla spice on the initial puffs of this cigar. From there the vanilla spice and floral notes really takes the stage with a slight black pepper on the finish. Towards the end of the third the sweet leather notes begin. Burn is slightly wavy. The ash is dark gray and holding strong.

Second Third – The sweet leather carries over into this third with the pepper kicking back up. Some cedar notes come out as well however very light. The cigar is long and pleasant on the finish.  The burn remains slightly wavy.  Ash fell off at the two-inch mark.

Final Third – The vanilla spice kicks up again along with the sweet leather. Burn ended pristine.

Suggested Pairing:

Scotch – Johnny Walker Black

Wine – Groth Sauvignon Blanc,  Cape Point Sauvignon Blanc or Prophecy Sauvignon Blanc

Café con Leche

Overall Experience:

The Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Selección Habano was a good cigar, not crazy complex so perfect price point and mix of flavor profiles for a beginner or cigar aficionado. The combination of the mellow flavors and light strength make for a really good morning cigar.

Ratings:

Cigar Journal – 95pts.

About PDR – http://www.pdrcigars.com