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Cruzado Marios Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, June 15, 2012
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Cruzado Marios Cigar Review

This 7×47 stick features a medium brown mottled wrapper with a sost pack, very slight tooth, bit of an oily sheen, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and partial pigtail with a dam hay aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with good smoke output giving medium-full body flavors of a very smooth creamy sweet tobacco with a short clean finish. The first third mellows the sweetness just a bit going from the almost artificial flavor to a mellow cocoa sweetness with a bit of the tobacco. Burn is very good, draw and smoke output are excellent, with the finish growing longer keeping the creamy silky smooth flavors almost till the next draw. The 2nd third starts by dropping the tobacco and ramping up the chocolate notes, bringing a bit of pepper to the mix as well. The sweetness died down just leaving an overall dessert like experience, with the same fairly long smooth creamy finish. By the band point flavors transitioned a tad more dropping the sweetness in favor of a little more pepper and zing, keeping the chocolate and creaminess. Ending at 1:15 where it got too warm for my taste, the last third showed no further changes. Thank you very much to viewer Chaz for sending this sample in!

  • cigarhobby85

    Sounds delicious! I wish I would have guessed right so that I could be sampeling it too.

  • JJO

    Haven’t seen these around here, but will keep an eye out for them. Nice donation, Chaz!

  • J. Drew

    Chaz left a little something special for you!

  • Chaz

    Glad you enjoyed- great review as always. Need to get more of those!

  • sh40218

    Cruzado is Illusione ugly cousin. It’s a great smoke but underrated and hardly spoken of. The Availto (4×46) is my favorite from the line but the Domincos Extra (6×56) is a close second.

    It’s priced about the same as Illusione and has more Criollo than Corojo, the reverse of the Illusione. It’s a great smoke and I’ve got a bunch from ’09-’11. They have the band that just says “Cruzado”.

    If you can find them, buy’em. Totally box worthy as is most anything from Dion. My pride and joy is my last box of Singulares Phantoms from ’10. Blows away the ’11 but the maduro ’12 is good.

    • rpharmrx

      After smoking the Marios, I’m going to take your recommendation to try the Avalito size. Thanks for the info!

  • BCamara

    Great review. I haven’t seen Cruzado around my area yet. I’ll definitely pick a few up if I find them. Looks like I’ll be making an online order soon.

  • rpharmrx

    Bought a box of 20 with your review- excellent in all respects as noted.. a great after dinner cigar- chocoholics rejoice!

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