Vegas Robaina Familiar - 25 cigars [5.6 x 42]
The Vegas Robaina Familiar is a very good option for a rich Habanos that isn't too powerful.
- • Complex cigar, with creamy coffee flavors, notes of wood and of cocoa in addition to the dominant tobacco flavor.
- • More than 10 years of ageing helps developing the creaminess and smoothness of the cigar.
This cigar simply delivers the best Vegas Robaina experience being that old.
The Vegas Robaina Familiar comes in a dress box of 25 cigars with Habanos Packing Code CB-UW-C/L-12,13-n-25
Length: 142 mm
Diameter: 16.67 mm
Ring gauge: 42
The cigar is looking good, with a slight-box press, and a dark silky wrapper. There are few apparent veins on the cigar, but the cigar is very well rolled. The cigar is very light and the wrapper is very thin. The triple cap is perfectly applied. The construction is also very good; it is pretty firm without any soft spots.
Before lighting up
The wrapper smells of earth, coffee, creamy chocolate.
Upon cutting the cigar, the draw is a bit on the tight side, but it doesn't hamper the flavors to reach the palate. The cold draw gives some sweet chocolate and toasted tobacco. Once lit, the cigar starts off at a solid medium body, creating a generous amount of thick smoke. The aromas are right away typical Robaina, black roasted coffee with some sweetness and a bit of saltiness. The burn line is very good right from the beginning and does not require any attention.
The first third of the cigar is pretty firm, the strength is a strong medium, but the flavors are very rich and smooth, they leave a nice creamy coat on the palate. The flavors are pretty sweet, with some molasses, creamy coffee, but also some delicious cedar flavors. There is also a good spice dimension to it, not overwhelming whatsoever, just a kick of pepper. The draw is still pretty tight, but the burn is great.
In the middle third, the cigar is still gaining strength while the dominant flavors are of wood and roasted nuts. The spices faded, and leave ample space for some chocolate, cocoa and some grassy elements. There are also notes of dried fruits. Overall, the middle of the cigar is still very creamy and it beautiful.
In the final third, the flavor profile is similar to the previous one, where the coffee is even more dominant and where the spice makes a comeback. The cigar is still pretty complex and also getting stronger, now a medium to full body. The cigar burns cool until the last inch where it has to be put down.
In summary, it is a delicious cigar and the Familiar is truly from the Vegas Robaina family.
40 – 60 Minutes
|Length||5.6 inches (142mm)|
|Strength||Medium - Full|
Vegas Robaina Familiar
- Got This Dated November 2001 and Even Thought I Was Afraid Of A Tight Draw The Draw Was Not What I Expected With Great Plumes Of Smoke And An Earthiness And Coffee Finish I Will Enjoy These For Many Years To Come A Truly Great Cigar Worthy Of Its Namesake
Worth the 10 year wait
- Bought on the recommendation of a chat with Cigar Terminal. This box along with two other arrived in a week! I had to smoke a Vegas upon arrival. I poured some of my best bourbon and set out to my smokehouse. Nice firm draw-the way I like it. Plenty of smoke. I was on cloud nine. The other will rest in my humidor for awhile-which at that point, they will truly come alive.