Cigar Review: Pinar Del Rio Habano Sun Grown

Basic Information:

Name – Pinar Del Rio Habano Sun Grown

Size – Robosto

Wrapper – ​Dominican Habano Sun Grown

Tobacco Blend – Nicaragua and Dominican

Pricing – $5.15 – $6.45

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

This cigar is double banded. The primary band is gold and brown with a red shield. The second band is brown with gold trim and font that says Liga Cubana No. 5.

​The cigar is a rich reddish brown in color with a few veins and seams visible. It’s also triple capped.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Barnyard and slight Metallic

Type of Cut – V-Cut

Cold Draw – Cedar notes mixed with natural tobacco.

After Toast:

First third – ​Out of the gate some real earthy flavors mixed with roasted nuts. The nuts quickly fade and transition into a coffee note. Then some spice kicks in at the 10-15-minute mark. Slight pepper in the back of the throat. Burn is slight wavy. Ash fell around an inch and a half.

Second Third – ​ ​The coffee and spice carry over into this third, but I keep getting small short single puffs of some tropical citrus fruits in here. Makes each draw like a surprise. Pretty cool component. Burn still wavy.

Final Third – ​ ​The coffee notes carry into this third. Spice goes away and earthy notes pick back up to finish this off.  Burn remained wavy.

Suggested Pairing:

Bourbon – Angels Envy

Wine – Decoy  Pinot Noir

Overall Experience:

Overall, the Pinar Del Rio Habano Sun Grown by Pinar Del Rio Cigars is a simple cigar with consistent distinct flavors throughout. Really rich and pleasant on the palate with minimal transitions. Good cigar for beginners to understand how to taste a quality smoke.

Ratings:

N/A

About PDR (Pinar Del Rio) – www.pdrcigars.com