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Monday, 31 January 2011

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ashesgpic1 It's time to kick of this week with a couple of cigar reviews. Up next we will review the Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute and the 5 Vegas Miami Robusto.

Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute

Ashton's Estate Sun Grown (ESG) line is the result of a collaborative effort between Ashton's Robert Levin and Carlos Fuente, Jr. The two teamed up to create a cigar to celebrate Ashton's 20 years in the cigar business. The ESG is not only regarded as being special for what it celebrates, but also the rare tobaccos that are used to make it. It's a line that is limited in production, has received high ratings, and is also said to offer a lot of complexity.

The 21 Year Salute vitola of the Estate Sun Grown line measures 5 ¼ x 52. It's the second vitola released in the line. Others include the original 6 ¾ x 49 20 Year Salute, the 6 x 52 22 Year Salute, and the 6 ¼ x 52 23 Year Salute. Ashton released one new size of the ESG after the 20 Year Salute on an annual basis, and was supposed to release a 24 Year Salute, but I have yet to find much, if any information on it, as it was supposed to come in 2010. To celebrate Ashton's 25th anniversary, all of the five planned ESG sizes were set to be produced annually. The cigar's Dominican wrapper is its highlight. The wrapper comes from the Chateau de la Fuente farm in the Dominican Republic, and has never been used for another cigar before. Its filler and binder are also made from Dominican tobaccos. In terms of strength, the ESG line falls somewhere in between the categories of medium and full-bodied.

The easiest way to describe the look of the Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute is to say that it's beautiful. The cigar's large decorative band immediately catches the eye. The band sports the Ashton name and the Estate Sun Grown label. The intricate decorations that dot the band's appearance are also worth an extra look. If, for some reason, you enjoy collecting cigar bands, this is one that's at the head of the class. The cigar itself has a beautiful Rosado wrapper that has a slight reddish tinge. There's also quite a bit of oil that is visible. Only a few small veins run up and down the body, and the cigar feels fairly firm to the touch. There are no major imperfections, and it appears to have solid construction. Before lighting, there's a slight aroma and cold taste of spice.

The 21 Year Salute burns well for the most part. The draw is satisfactory and the ash is white and long. The burn does tend to get a bit uneven, so some touch-ups are required.

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0 # RE: Ashton ESG 21 Year Salute Review and the 5 Vegas Miami Robusto Reviewbrenda 2011-11-30 07:48
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