Ezra Zion Eminence Robusto

Ezra Zion Cigars is a boutique brand that has been around for a couple of years.  Originally releasing a line to called Inception, later renamed to Jamais Vu, the brand became one of the hot new brands on social media.  Later they released the Honor series and this year at IPCPR they released the Eminence line and the Tantrum.  The Tantrum and Eminence was well received at the show.  For this review, I chose the Eminence robusto out of the line up.

Sizes:

  • Belicoso Gran Toro 58 x 5
  • Belicoso 54 x 7 Box Press
  • Exquisito 52 x 6.25 Box Press
  • Churchill 48 x 7 Box Press
  • Corona 46 x 6
  • Gran Robusto 50 x 5.25

Blend:

Filler

  • Grade AA Nicaraguan Tobaccos Aged 5 to 7 Years

Wrapper

  • Mexican San Andres Maduro

Binder x 2

  • Cuban Seed Nicaraguan

The cigar was well constructed with a dark oily wrapper and near perfect draw.  The initial flavors were oak, leather, coffee and molasses with a strong black pepper note that lingered on the back of the palette.  After the first inch or so, the black pepper faded away and the cigar got sweeter.  As the cigar burned down, the flavors didn’t change very much which was a good thing for me.  Its has such a unique flavor, especially with molasses flavors I got from the cigar.  The strength built up as the cigar burned down as well from medium plus to a quite full cigar.  Its not your normal maduro, but a great change of pace from woody, cocoa maduros.  Excellent cigar.  Definitely one to check out.