Aguila Cigars – Flight Review – CONTEST

I was recently approached by iHavanas to review their new Aguila cigar line produced in Nicaragua.  iHavanas is mainly known for being one of the premier sellers of Cuban cigars, but with the growing interest in Europe for Nicaraguan cigars, iHavanas has brought out their own Nicaragua cigar for this new and growing fan base.  Not much is known about the blend except that it’s a Nicaraguan blend.  Here is the information I have on the Aguila, which means “eagle” in spanish:

Aguila

Sizes
  • Sublime:  6.5 x 54 ($49.00/box)
  • Torpedo:  6.13 x 52 ($48.00/box)
  • Robusto:  4.88 x 50 ($48.00/box)
  • Wrapper:  Ecuadorian Habano
  • Binder:  Jalapa (Nicaragua)
  • Filler:  Esteli (Nicaragua)
  • Sold in boxes of 10

I was sent a 10 count box of each size for review.  Because of that, I decided to do something a little different for this review.  I’m going to do a short review of each size for a flight review so you can see how each size compares to the others.

Sublime

This is the largest vitola, but one that I don’t mind smoking.  54 ring gauge is about my max so this falls right at my upper edge.  The cigar smoked very well.  The first half had notes of cedar, nutmeg, caramel, pepper and almonds.  During the second half, the almond note got much more prominent, more woody, less sweet with a leather note.

Torpedo

The torpedo smoked very well like the sublime.  It started off with notes of cedar, leather, caramel and almonds.  Almonds and black pepper more dominant on the retrohale.  The second half  was the same, but with a honey note.  Almond note was also stronger with more black pepper.  The dominant notes in the last half was cedar and leather.

Robusto

The first half started off with a rich caramel flavor, almonds, black pepper, graham cracker note with a muted cedar note. Black pepper and graham cracker heavy were heavy on the retrohale.  The second half was woodier with almonds, leather, black pepper notes, especially on retrohale, muted caramel and graham cracker notes.  Medium-full bodied.

Overall Impression

These cigars are outstanding.  How iHavanas can make the sell these for less than $5.00 a piece is astounding.  All the sizes smoked very well and had great flavor with medium body.  I preferred the robusto, but each size was very tasty.  You get a box of any size for less than $50.00 which is a no brainer for me.  These cigars smoke much better than the price point suggest so check these out.  You will not be disappointed.

CONTEST TIME

You can win 2 of each size of Aguila!  All you have to do is comment here to be entered.  Good luck!