Augusto Reyes Criollo

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Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder : mystery
Filler : Guessing it has Criollo
Source : cigarsinternational.com with my own money

Well thanx to Walt for pointing these out to me (and getting me in even more trouble with the wife) so I can do another series type review for your enjoyment. This time I am going to be doing a sampler of Augusto Reyes cigars including the Epicur, Criollo, Maduro, Grand Cru and Nativo all in the toro size.

All of these are available in four sizes, Belicoso (6.5″ x 54), Gordo (6.0″ x 58), Robusto (5.2″ x 50), Toro (6.2″ x 54).

Right now prices are $60 for a box of 20 for all but the robusto which is $50.

Pre-Light

First off there is a nice velvety feel to this Augusto Reyes Criollo. Wrapper and foot do not give off much of a scent other than some natural tobacco and maybe a hint of a tangy spice.

Again, I will praise the foot band, as long as they do not stick to the wrapper they are a nice help to keep the foot from being damaged.

Cold draw does not give a whole lot other than a little tangy spice and tobacco.

First Half

Starting off this Augusto Reyes Criollo with a bit of a tangy nutty taste. Not my favorite right off the bat but we shall see if it changes up to something nicer for my palette.

As I neared the end of the first half the cigar seemed to blend together a bit nicer with the nutty and tang combining into something more appealing for my tastes.

Really is not anything that is going to wow you but it is a solid smoking cigar so far and that makes it really nice for me.

Second Half

Here we are at the end of the Augusto Reyes Criollo and so far it has turned into a nice smoking cigar.

Well in this last half the spice picked up a little bit but brought a bitter taste with it on the aftertaste. Mostly a nutty smoke with the spice as flavoring for the most part.

I would say the cigar stayed in the low medium range and never became overpowering. It really had a good bit of flavor to it though so I think you may well enjoy this one.

Wrap-Up

Rounding out the Augusto Reyes Criollo and the best thing to say is it a solid smoking cigar with a great burn and a flavor profile that is consistent throughout.

Would I buy it again? Yes. I can see having these lying around to smoke as the body kept in the lower range while the flavor was the focal point.


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