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San Cristobal Elegancia Imperial Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, July 15, 2012
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San Cristobal Elegancia Imperial Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a dark tan smooth firm wrapper with minimal veins, tight seams, dry paper bag feel, triple cap and a sweet woody aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with good thick smoke output, medium-full body flavors of a bitter peppery tobacco and a long bitter oily finish. The first third drops the bitterness but holds on to a rough almost pepper zing that goes to the back of the throat, like it needs several more months of aging to smooth out. Draw flavors are a mild-medium dry wood, very unlike the rest of the San Cristobals. By the 1/2 way point the roughness has come down a good bit but still there, mixing with a very dry tobacco and wood flavor, while the body is up to a medium with an oily slick left on the lips. Ending at 1:05 the last third showed no further changes.

  • JJO

    Interesting. I like the regular San Cristobal, but taking into account the price on these, I’d be inclined to take a pass on these. There a lot of readily accessible and enjoyable mild/medium sticks out there.

  • CigarStrawn

    I smoked an Elegancia about two months ago and remember it did have a roughness about it. Different blend means different age time I guess.

  • lbrinson0002

    Hey Bryan, Thanks for the price info. on this stick, as the flavor of the stick is important so is the price. This makes the difference in weather I just try the stick or think of makeing it a regular.

  • jpculp57

    I found this stick to be dry also, but not bitter. I’ve smoked 2 and both were very mild and not harsh. I smoked them both on the golf course and have to say that I experience different tastes out in the open air as opposed to when I smoke at home in the garage. Overall this isn’t as good as the Selection del Sol, but it’s a solid stick.

  • eric.hanson

    I got one of these not to long ago, based on your review I think I’m going to let it sit in my humidor for a year o so before I even think about smoking it.

  • Corey

    The robusto In this cigar is one of my go to morning cigars

  • BCamara

    I had one of these yesterday. I enjoyed them even though there was a slight roughness to them at first which hit the back of my throat. But the flavors were nice and blended well.

  • garlar10

    Just had one of these this afternoon. It was different than the rest of the san cristobals I have had but an enjoyable mild cigar and the price was right. I think picked this one up for about 7.50 which isnt bad for all the tobacco taxes in my area.

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