Cigar Review | Dunhill Aged Romanas

This week we take a look at the Dunhill Aged Romanas. Dunhill pays great attention to detail and construction. The cigar’s band has been redesigned to blue from a dark black colour. The change of the colour suits the Dunhill brand better, and creates an exciting contrast to the banana yellow wrapper of the Aged cigar. As always with Dunhill, the fit and finish of these cigars is great. The bands are nicely embossed and remove easily.

Dunhill Aged Romanas (Short Robusto)

Shape: Robusto
Wrapper: Connecticut Shade Natural
Binder: Dominican
Filler: Dominican/Brazil
Origin: Dominican Republic
Size: 4.5 X 50
Price: $5.75

Dunhill Aged

Dimensions, Zest, Flavors:

Featuring a cool Connecticut wrapper that is a very strong mustard color, the cigar has virtually no aroma. The draw and the taste were both very light, and I found a very woody taste of aged tobacco. There is a cool spice and a cedar sweetness which would not overwhelm a beginner cigar smoker.

Draw, Smoke output, and Finish:

The Dunhill Aged has a light draw, with great smoke output, but the flavours lacked the intensity necessary to keep me interested.

Dunhill Aged

Strength, Vim, and Vigor:

The cigar is fermented to the point of being extremely mild. The Dunhill Aged is mild to medium in body and very mild in strength.

Duration and Value:

Being only 4.5 inches long, this cigar is not a lengthy affair. The combination of mild flavor, moderate smoking time and a short finish on the tongue, as compared with the price of $5.75, prevent this from being a top value choice for the experienced cigar smoker.

Dunhill Aged

Did I enjoy?

Yes, but the flavors were too mild for my preference. I think this is a great entry level cigar for someone new to cigar smoking.

Written as a collaboration between iROBUSTO and LongGone

You can learn more about this cigar here Dunhill Aged Romanas (Short Robusto) at CigarWorld.

Cigar Review | 1502 Cigars XO

1502 XO are the premium cigar in the 1502 Cigars line. The tobacco has been aged 18 years.

The official release date is March 5, 2015.

1502 Cigars XO Review by LeeMack912

It’s a beautiful day in my neighborhood. That fact is made even more so by the fact that I have the chance to smoke the 1502 XO by Global Premium Cigars.

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The 1502 XO is an annual limited edition production. Each year one size will be produced in 1502 numbered box. In addition, each cigar carries it’s own serial number. Today I will be smoking serial number 00327XX _____Released in 2016, the first size will be a Toro. Not much is known about the tobacco that makes up this cigar except that the binder and filler have been aged for 18 years.

The cigar is draped in a dark brown wrapper that has been box pressed with a semi-closed foot. The triple cap on this sample is a little sloppy.Upon smelling the foot, I am delighted with aroma of black cherry and tobacco. The cold draw is perfect. There is not much flavor on the cold draw but I am left with hits of red pepper on my tongue.

Upon first light I am met with a full flavor, full strength cigar. This cigar is not for the lightweight smokers. Red hot pepper coats my mouth and heats up my head. There is a solid tobacco and great smoke output. There are a series of other flavors that are so well blended that I cannot pick out the individual flavor notes. If I had to compare this to another cigar, I would say that it reminds me of a cross between a Padron and a Tatuaje.

For those who like a very well blended cigar with some oomph and a bit of pepper, this is a good one for you to sample. With only 1502 boxes of this cigar made, my suggestion to you……don’t wait until they are gone to decide you want some. Pick up yours today

Price: MSRP $17.75 (paid $16.49) – 3.5/5
Flavor: 4.5/5
Complexity: 3.5/5
Construction: 5/5
Total: 8.3/10

Editor’s note: Anything above an 8 out of 10 on the LeeMack912 Scale is considered excellent.