Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 – Gran Robusto

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Wrapper : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Filler : Nicaraguan and Columbian
Source : Bought from local store

I am back once again, this time I have for you a limited release cigar, the Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 in the Gran Robusto size. That’s a lot of Gran’s.

This cigar is being released in three sizes, Gran Robusto (6 x 54), Churchill (7 x 50), and a Pyramid (6 1/8 x 52).

As for the limited availability, there are 1200 boxes of each size being released.

From what I have read and heard, it seems as this will be a yearly thing but I have not asked anyone at Gran Habano if that is true yet.

Pre-Light

Starting off with taking a look at the wrapper on this Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 and I notice some pretty prominent veins but a nice silky and shiny wrapper.

Taking a whiff and I get a natural tobacco scent with a bit of spice on the wrapper while the foot added a bit of earthiness to the mix.

First Third

Starting off this Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 and I get a big taste of earth and spice right at the beginning. I do not think the spice is overwhelming, even through the sinuses but is just a nice coating on the palette.

Rounding out this first third, I have to say it was very enjoyable after the initial blast of earth and spice. I kept getting the earthiness and spice but it smoothed out so wonderfully and made it a very relaxing smoke. I was getting a very nice volume of smoke throughout the first third and a slight sweetness creeped in every now and again.

Smooth would be the perfect word for this cigar right now. Just very, very nice.

I would say we are in the medium range right now but it would be towards the lower end of medium.

Second Third

At the second third of my Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 I think about 5 puffs since my video segment ended and the power raised to the high medium all of a sudden. I was caught by surprise but it is still so smooth I do not have a problem with it.

Cigar still stayed pretty smooth with only a slight bit of a tangy taste coming across the front part of my tongue but the cigar was still very smooth.

I am still getting the earthy taste along with the spice but I have not noticed much of that sweetness I had in the beginning.

Really good volume of smoke coming from this stick. I actually turned on the ceiling fans because it is a heavier type of smoke that likes to hover.

Final Third

Here at the end of my Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 and the power is still around a high medium or low full but the cigar is so smooth it is hard to say which it leans more towards.

Earthy tastes have really came to the front in this last third and drowned out everything but the twang of the spice. I still think it is pretty smooth though.

Body may have built to the full level at the end but it is always hard for me to tell since i smoke a cigar down so far it tends to get a little harsher and therefore creates the illusion of a stronger body for me.

Wrap-Up

Rounding up this Gran Habano Gran Reserva #3 Gran Robusto and the word that most comes to mind is, smooth. I really liked this cigar in the first third and continued to enjoy throughout the rest until the last inch where the cigar did get a little harsher.

Would I buy this again? Oh yes. I was really impressed with how relaxing of a smoke this was.

I will confess, when I smoked my first one, I was not impressed. I may have just gotten a dud for that first one, since the rest of them have been really enjoyable.


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