Cigar: Augusto Reyes Grand Cru
Brand: Augusto Reyes
Line: Grand Cru
Size: Robusto (5.2”x 50)
Wrapper: Cuban-seed Dominican
The Grand Cru features an alluring cinnamon brown wrapper with tiny veins. The cap is a bit skewed but thick. The cigar is firm and plump with no soft spots.
Flavor & Cold Draw
The pre-light aroma is that of barnyard silage and hay. The cold draw is toasty and leaves the tingle of pepper on the tip of the tongue. The first third of the cigar is intensely peppery with no noticeable deviations in flavor. The cigar mellows in the second third and I start to taste hints of oats and toast. The last third is the most complex and brings out a glimmer of cedar and leather.
Burn & Smoking Characteristics
The cigar burns slowly with a total smoking time of 60 minutes. The burn is slightly uneven with about ¼ inch deviation. The draw is easy and produces large plumes of rich, flavorful smoke.
When I first began smoking cigars, my good friend Russ told me that I would forget 95% of the cigars I ever smoked. He has smokes more cigars in a week than most people do in a year, and out of all those cigars, he only has a clear recollection of a handful. The ones he remembers are the amazingly delicious ones and the absolutely terrible ones. The Augusto Reyes Grand Cru was a good cigar, but I have a feeling it will go down in the books as one of the hundreds that I forget. It was definitely worth smoking and I give it a 7.