Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 07 March 2011

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granhabconnpic1 Today's pair of reviews is an interesting mix that covers two cigars on different ends of the strength spectrum. To kick things off, we will take a look at the mild and affordable Connecticut #1 Robusto from Gran Habano. To follow, we will take things up a notch with the premium, full-bodied Entubar Quad Maduro Corona Macho from Berger & Argenti.

Gran Habano Connecticut #1 Robusto

The Connecticut #1 is one of a handful of lines produced by Gran Habano. Aimed at those looking for a milder cigar, the Connecticut #1 is said to be smooth and affordable. I like the affordable part, and smooth isn't bad either, so let's give one of the line's Robusto cigars a try.

The Gran Habano Connecticut #1 measures 5 x 52 in its Robusto vitola. The cigar is also offered in the following formats: the 4 1/2 x 40 Lunch Break, the 4 1/2 x 50 Rothschild, the 6 x 44 Gran Corona, the 6 x 54 Gran Robusto, the 6 x 60 Imperiales, the 6 1/8 x 52 Pyramid, the 7 x 48 Churchill, and the 7 1/2 x 40 Lancero. Each Connecticut #1 has a filler and binder made up of Nicaraguan Habano tobaccos and is topped off by an Ecuadorian Connecticut wrapper. In terms of strength, the Connecticut #1 is listed as mild to medium-bodied.

As far as appearance and construction is concerned, the Connecticut #1 Robusto is a bit of a mixed bag. The light brown wrapper is inviting, but it does have a hefty amount of veins that are noticeable. The cigar appears to be more dry than oily, and it feels very firm to the touch. Two attractive bands help to spruce up its look. The top band displays the Gran Habano logo in red, white, and gold. Just beneath it is the second band, which shows the Connecticut #1 label. Its green and gold scheme definitely stand out. The cigar's triple cap is neatly done. Prior to lighting, this Robusto has a sweet aroma and cold taste.

Once in action, the Connecticut #1 Robusto is a solid performer. The draw is a tad loose, which is surprising considering how firm the cigar feels. The light gray ash is fairly solid. The burn stays even from beginning to end, and there are no re-lights or touch-ups that are necessary.



0 # RE: Gran Habano Connecticut #1 Robusto Review and the Berger & Argenti Entubar Quad Maduro Corona Macho Reviewammosmoke 2011-03-07 16:26
Might I ask what you mean by a "cold" taste? Is it similar in effect to what you get from mint gum?

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