Welcome to my review of the Regius cigar. I have had these for a while but I did not want to break up the series review I was doing so I got to them as quick as I could.
This cigar is a robusto size (4 7/8X50) and I was gifted these from the manufacturer for review purposes. This cigar is available in three other sizes but I think only 2 of the others are available in the USA. Here is a link to their website with the list of the sizes and description From what I have found online, MSRP seems to be $6.00 – $10.00 depending on size. I will also say that these are hard to find right now in the USA. I imagine distribution will ramp up and will be more readily available at your local B&M soon.
Starting off with a nice spice with nutty and leather tastes intermingled. Starts off at about a medium body.
After a few puffs the smoke starts feeling a bit heavy on the palette and the spice is a bit rough on the back of the throat for me. Even with this, the retrohale is not unpleasant at all and actually has a bit of a sweetness to it. Honestly, I thought it would be rough but it was very enjoyable.
Still in the first inch and the power has ramped up to a low full by now.
Hitting the second third and the cigar is really shining at this point. All of the flavors are coming together and is making it a great tasting cigar. At this point the cigar is back down to a medium body from the ramp up earlier but the spice is still on the stronger side with a touch of sweetness in it on the palette and the retrohale now.
Final third has definitely gone back to full body and has brought a woody and dark coffee taste while removing the leather and nutty tastes from earlier. Spice is still on the stronger side and the sweetness has almost gone totally away.
Would I buy it again? Yes! I was actually shocked by how much I enjoyed this cigar. I thought the full body would turn me off but the tastes just kept it so enjoyable, I kept wanting more. If the MSRP I found is correct and the robusto is at $7, I think it will do very nicely once they ramp up distribution in the USA.
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