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San Cristobal Seleccion Del Sol Robusto Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, December 25, 2009
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San Cristobal Seleccion Del Sol Robusto Cigar Review

This 5×52 stick offers a dark milk chocolate wrapper with small veins and a slightly soapy tobacco aroma. Burn was overall very good never needing any touchups, with a perfect draw – just the right amount of resistance. Smoke output was huge and very thick, chewy at points and always cool down to the nub. Total burn time was 1 hour to the last 1/2″. Flavors were complex with multiple transitions. They included wood, earth, leather, pepper, spice, nuts, cream and were always smooth. Body and strength fluctuated, building from medium to full at the 1/2 way point, then back down to about a medium-full at the end. Thank you very much to Ashton Cigars for generously sending this for review!

  • Chaz

    I just had one of these for the first time (LOVE the regular san cristobals) and was very disappointed. very tight draw, which seemed to mute the flavors making them seem super mild, and very little smoke output. the burn was touchy and the stick kept going out.

    I’ll have to try another. hopefully i just got a dud!

    • EddieJH

      I think you did get a dud. I have had 4 and to be honest I have had no problems with them whatsoever. I like the flavors on it and the feeling that it leaves on my lips. Really good smoke. 🙂

  • I have not had any (yet) with a tight draw, but yes I find that totally kills an experience. I like the Del Sols better than the larger ring regulars, but LOVE the lancero regulars!

  • ditty

    Just tried this one tonight, great recommendation included in the Premium Sampler package. Didn’t notice as much of the pepper or spiciness, but definately noticed the cream. Another awesome cigar with great flavor transitions.

    • Glad you enjoyed it! I’m proud of my samplers 🙂

  • Randy

    Bryan, just tried this the other night. I agree with you that it was a rich creamy smoke. I really enjoyed it.

    • gary333

      rich creamy smoke really buffs the experience in my opinion!

  • gary333

    I’ve been on the prowl for this in lancero size for months. its been eluding me and im sad 🙁
    but this stick is still great, I think i’ll have one today for celebration of Easter 🙂

    • david121

      same here 🙂 how did u like it?

  • david121

    just had this one today! excellent

    • EddieJH

      You should drink a corona with this cigar. I like the way that it combines in the after taste. 🙂

  • SLCigarClassy101

    With the cigar I got, Bryan, my foot band was actually loose but the crack was STILL there where I simply slid it off. If the foot band is causing this problem in all their cigars in this line, Ashton should honestly get rid of them. Regardless, this was a very creamy and smooth smoke with plenty of complexity in the blend that can keep a seasoned or avid smoker interested. An 8.5 in my book, thanks for including it in your sampler as it was a pleasure to smoke!

  • mrl4889

    I was a little underwhelmed by this one today. Not that it wasn’t a great smoke, just doesn’t come close to the original in my mind. Granted mine was a Churchill so my experience may have been a little different but either way the body and complexity seemed less that what you described here and I lacked those big transitions you were talking about. In the interest of full disclosure my drink of choice today were two strong dry Manhattans so the strength of the whiskey may have masked the flavors a bit, bit I was expecting this cigar to match the flavors. Not a bad smoke by any means and the draw/burn was as good as it gets!

  • EddieJH

    This cigar is by far my number one. I first tried this cigar from the Premium Sampler here on this site. To be honest, I was so satisfied by the sampler that I ordered another Premium Sampler as well as one Hidden Treasures Sampler. I highly recommend this to anyone.

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