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Pinar Del Rio Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Seleccion Capa Habano Toro Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, September 1, 2012
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Pinar Del Rio Flores y Rodriguez Cabinet Seleccion Capa Habano Toro Cigar Review

This 6×52 stick features a medium brown firm oily wrapper with small veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and very mild soapy tobacco aroma. First light reveals a perfect draw with medium bodied flavors of an oily deep tobacco followed by a dry short finish. The first third quickly shifts to a complex smooth, creamy textured and flavored leather with a pepper and spice kick lasting well through the now long finish. 30 minutes in the ash drops off starting the 2nd third, construction is flawless and the flavors remain unchanged. 1:10 minutes in just starting the last third, flavors remain unchanged however the strength ramps up considerably pushing medium-full making me quite dizzy and sweaty. Burn is a bit wonky needing a large touchup. I ended the stick at just 1:20 because I just couldn’t handle the strength, going to full at the end. For those that like stronger cigars you should get near 1:40 easily.

  • ditty

    Good review again Bryan, I appreciate the discussion on the draw of the cigars. It really can make a substantial difference in the flavor and enjoyment.

  • redditor

    Bryan, you do great reviews, have wonderful cigar tastes, and a great personality. If you do not know, there is a large online community dedicated to cigars on reddit.com. They would love to have you there. Enter in the URL, reddit.com/r/cigars, create an account and get involved! You would be greatly appreciated.

    • I tried Reddit last year, it didn’t agree with me. They seemed to run off anyone that wanted to link outside Reddit. I can understand wanted traffic inside the site, but at the same time I put all my energy and time in to running things here, I don’t have time for other forums. Thanks though!

  • dawgpoundsales

    Nice comments on the draw topic, it is dose make a huge difference. I have found too on most cigars when u get down to less then 2 inches or when it begins to get warm, shorter slow draws tend to maintain flavors longer and help temp stay down.

  • harrymason

    Hi Bryan, would you mind telling us where we can get this stick? Thanks a lot.

    • Contact pdrcigars.com and see who sells it around you

  • MaxDuo

    Smoked one of these the other day for the second time (thanks Bryan!) and I definitely was noticing that strength kick at the end! Was drinking whiskey with it and was very dizzy by the end. I had a perfect burn til the very end, even with the wind. Was pretty impressed!

    Though one odd note about it is there seemed to be something in the finish after the 1st 3rd that I couldn’t identify. I guess it could be the spice… I’m not sure. It was somewhat odd – but not a bad one. Perhaps it was just some odd combination of what I was drinking + the spice and some of the leather mixing oddly.

    A very nice cigar though, despite the kick in the butt it gave at the end. Also not noted by Bryan, maybe it’s just a differeing palate, but the start of it seemed to be a mix of tobacco and a woody taste to me.

    • MaxDuo

      Oh! And on a humorous note, when my ash fell off after the 1st third it landed right on the tip and held completely solid, standing straight up after a 2-3 foot fall.

  • MorganGeo

    Smoking this one on this lazy Sunday afternoon. I got this in my COMC from CI in robusto size. Thanks for the tip on doing slow long puffs. I was in the double puff camp. Noticing new flavors without that charred tobacco taste.

  • Gigalo de Vitolas

    Nice review. I’m looking forward to trying this stick. I hope the strength doesn’t bother me too much either maybe I’ll have some sugar on hand or pair it with a rum & coke.

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