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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

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sanovalmad1 Today’s pair of reviews on Puff.com features two cigars that fall into the medium to full-bodied category. Keep reading for more on the San Lotano Oval Maduro Robusto and the Rocky Patel Burn Special Reserve Robusto.

San Lotano Oval Maduro Robusto

Back in February of this year, we reviewed the San Lotano Oval Robusto. Produced by A.J. Fernandez, we noted that this line was released in 2011 and characterized by its unique shape. I thoroughly enjoyed the San Lotano Oval the first time around, so I decided to go ahead and pick up the cigar’s Maduro version which was recently released. Will it match the enjoyable experience provided by the original? I can only hope so.

The San Lotano Oval Maduro Robusto measures 5 x 52. Other sizes in the Oval Maduro line include the 5 x 44 Corona, 6 x 52 Toro, 6 ½ x 52 Torpedo, and 7 x 52 Churchill. The cigar features a filler blend of tobaccos from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, and Nicaragua. The binder is Nicaraguan, while the wrapper is of the Ecuadorian Habano Maduro variety. Contrast that with the original Oval, which comes equipped with a special Habano 2000 wrapper. Strength-wise, the San Lotano Oval Maduro falls into the medium to full-bodied category.

The Oval Maduro Robusto is an attractive cigar that reminds me of a tasty chocolate bar thanks to its oily, dark brown wrapper. The box-pressed oval shape is a true joy to witness. Only a few veins are present, and the triple cap is done to perfection. There are no major imperfections to be found. The cigar feels firm to the touch and has zero soft spots. The decorative band near the head adds a nice aesthetic touch to the presentation and features the San Lotano Oval name along with A.J. Fernandez on the front. The cigar’s pre-light aroma is sweet, while the cold taste is spicy.

Once in action, the San Lotano Oval Maduro Robusto performs like a champ. The burn stays even on its own from start to finish with no need for touch-ups or re-lights. The draw is just right and there’s plenty of aromatic smoke. The white ash is solid.

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-2 # San LotanoRichard H 2012-05-31 05:38
I have to disagree with this review.
I found this cigar very lacking in complexity , I had a irreguglar burn, and it ended harsh.
There are many better cigars on the market than San Lotano.
Don't waste your money.

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