San Cristobal Francisco Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, November 18, 2011
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San Cristobal Francisco Cigar Review

This 5.5×44 stick features a very firm thick dark brown wrapper with a slight red hue, rough tooth, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and mild sweet and peppery tobacco aroma. First light reveals a good draw with minimal smoke output and mild-medium flavors of just a smooth faint tobacco and light finish. The first third brings medium-full body flavors of a smooth creamy textured earth with a bit of sweetness, peper & spice but not much. The finish holds the same and is fairly long. Smoke output is excellent, on the thich side with a very good draw and burn. 30 minutes in at the 1/2 way point the flavors shift a bit, the earth dies down and there is a nice creamy leather added, both in texture and flavor. The ash held on for almost 1/2 the stick falling off in a solid chunk. Ending at 50 minutes where it began to get hot the last third lost the leather, going back to just the earth of the first third.

  • JJO

    Very nice blend. Still one of the most beautiful bands out there.

  • Netstars

    Great transitions with some of my favorite flavors. Just the right amount of spice!

  • Corey

    This cigar in my opinion is the best cigar Ashton has and made by pepin Garcia which I love a lot of the stuff he produces but this in a robusto size is amazing

  • HerbalJedi

    Picked up one of these in Belisco the other day got it chillin in the humi.

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