Review: San Lotano Oval Connecticut Robusto

Wrapper: Connecticut

Binder: Nicaragua

Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras

Price: $5-$6

Rating: 9.0

Cigars Smoked: 1

I cut the cap and there is great resistance.  I am not picking up on any specific flavors.  I do like the unique shape as it makes the larger ring gauge seem slightly smaller.  I am normally not a fan of big ring gauge cigars but with this shape it makes it seem less intimidating.

The first few puffs offer a sweet woodiness.  I sense some saltiness as well as a few floral notes here and there.  It is overall very smooth and creamy with cedar undertones. 

The second third shifts to a leathery profile with the woodiness continuing.  There is a certain prominent cedar flavor that develops as well. 

Into the final third a spiciness develops as the leather dissipates.  The smooth creaminess disappears.  The cigar is still enjoyable up until I start to nub the cigar and it begins to get too bitter. 

Overall, this was a very enjoyable cigar.  I was really surprised that a Connecticut could offer so many different flavors.  There was a certain complexity and depth that I do not normally experience in typical Connecticuts.  I rate this a 9.0 out of 10.

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Comment by Catfishbluezz on May 17, 2014 at 1:14pm

This is high on my list of cigars to try, and knowing your palate, it just got higher.


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Comment by RobbyRas on May 18, 2014 at 12:27pm

I liked this cigar too... posted a review just after IPCPR last year (not sure if it was posted here or on RRR)... anyway, good smoke and I assume it can be had at a reasonable price... and I still dig the Oval shape

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