Cigar Review: Trinidad

Basic Information:

Name – Trinidad Cigars

Producer – Trinidad Cigars

Size – Robostos Extras

Wrapper – Cuban

Tobacco Blend – Cuban

Pricing – $10.00

Body – Medium +

Construction/Appearance:

Band is gold and beige with black font.

Cigar is medium brown on color and slightly toothy to the touch. Wrapper had a nice shine to it. Invisible seams and minimal veins visible. Double capped pig tail.

Pre-Light:

Aroma – Sweet Cedar

Type of Cut – Straight

Cold Draw – Cedar and sandalwood

After Toast:

First third – ​​Initial notes of wood and vanilla hit the plate as you light this up. A slight tangy citrus note mixed in with nuts and vanilla. If you had to blend those together I’d call it a musky taste. Burn is perfect. Ash is medium gray and came off about an inch and half in.

Second Third –  ​Flavors of oak and vanilla continue here. A slight spice and white pepper enter the fray as well. Later in the third the spice and vanilla really come out moving the oak to the finish that lingers. Burn remained perfect.

Final Third – ​​Similar flavors of the prior third but the citrus came back pretty strong along with a nutty undertone. The final few minutes of the smoke, a nice floral note surprised my taste buds. Real pleasant end to this cigar. Burn is perfect.

Suggested Pairing:

Rum – Havana Club Rum

Wine – Protea Chenin BlancCastello di Amorosa Chardonnay or 2014 La Crema Monterey Pinot Noir

Breakfast – Cuban Coffee

Overall Experience:

The Trinidad is a good Medium + cuban cigar experience. Consistent core of flavors with a few surprises mixed in like the citrus and floral. One of the better Cubans I’ve had. Even got a nice buzz with this one, which is rare for me. 

Ratings:

Cigar Aficionado – 88-90pts.