Written by Puff Staff

Monday, 08 February 2010

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The Arganese CL3 Robusto measures 5x50. The CL3 also comes in a Torpedo size of 6 7/8x52. The filler is made from Dominican Corojo Ligero tobacco. Following suit are the binder and wrapper, as they too are made from Dominican Corojo Ligero tobacco. Of extra importance is that the Corojo tobacco that composes the entire cigar is 100 percent first generation Cuban seed tobacco, meaning the seeds are not recycled to grow new batches. The CL3 is handmade in the Dominican Republic.

The CL3 Robusto is an attractive cigar. Its wrapper has an oily sheen and a medium-brown color with a few veins running throughout its mostly smooth body. Giving the cigar a pat down reveals that its firmly packed. A regal band near the head gives the cigar some added flair. The band is purple and yellow in color and displays the Arganese CL3 name as well as the company's logo. Prior to smoking, the cigar gives off a woody scent and a nutty cold taste.

Once lit, the CL3 Robusto burns evenly for the most part. It has a solid draw and nice ash. As for the flavors, they are varied and excellent. The smoke begins with some nutty flavors, as experienced in the cold taste. Plenty of coffee persists throughout, and the same can be said for some creamy notes too. Some spice makes an appearance to add a strong kick to the flavor, and a bit of wood is also noticeable.

Overall, the Arganese CL3 Robusto is an enjoyable smoke. The burn is satisfactory and the flavors were numerous enough to keep you on your toes. It doesn't hurt that the CL3 looks as good as it smokes, either. As mentioned earlier, this cigar is pretty strong, so it may be too overwhelming for beginning smokers. Full-bodied fans should love it though. You may want to give it a try after a meal on a full stomach to temper its strength a bit. The price is pretty reasonable as well, at around $5 for a single. You can also find it in packs of five or boxes of 20. The CL3 Robusto's solid flavors and even smoke earns it a rating of 3.5 out of four stars.


-1 # pretty --but thats itneuticles 2010-02-08 17:52
just because they make 2500/yr doesnt make it an exceptional cigar. It sells for criminal amounts because of its rarity but the cigar itself isn't that great at all. I speak from experience.

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0 # HarshRichlw 2011-09-19 09:32
My preference is full-bodied cigars so I picked up a 5 pack for cheap in a quick buy auction. Smoked the first one last night and found it very harsh the first half, then is mellowed out some. I found it a bit sour and one dimensional... Maybe some time in the humidor will help these sticks develop some flavors.

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