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Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 23 September 2013

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The 601 Red Label Habano offers up a solid first impression. The dark chocolate colored wrapper is very oily. Some minor veins are visible, but no major imperfections. The cigar feels firm to the touch and lacks soft spots. The decorative band near the head displays the 601 name and Habano label over a red, gold, and white color scheme. I sense a spicy scent and flavor prior to lighting that have me prepped for a rather strong smoke.

The burn of the 601 Red Label has zero flaws.  The draw is great, and the white ash looks appealing against the dark brown wrapper.  No re-lights or touch-ups are needed at all.

The Red Label Habano has a nice amount of flavor underneath the hood. It begins with some spiciness, but it’s not overly strong. The spiciness is the main flavor of the first third, until the cigar transitions to a mild spicy flavor that is reminiscent of cinnamon. The second third kicks things into another gear with stronger pepper and leather and cedar. The final third is characterized by more pepper that finally gives way to creaminess and chocolate. While full-bodied, the Red Label Habano never becomes too harsh or overpowering, which is good.

Is the 601 Red Label Habano Robusto the best cigar I have ever had? No, but it is damn good. Its appearance, burn, and flavor all passed the test. I would not recommend it to beginners, but experienced smokers should enjoy its strength and variety of flavors. At around $8 per single, it is fairly priced. You can also find the cigar in boxes of 20 or packs of five.

The 601 Red Label Habano Robusto earns a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.

 

 

 

 

 

 






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