Monday, September 10, 2007

My Weekend Cigar: Don Lino 1989 Robusto

by Gary Korb

This weekend I had the pleasure of smoking a sample of something that should be arriving in stores in the not-too-distant future: The Don Lino 1989 Robusto. The cigar was well-packed and embellished with a rich-looking, embossed red and gold band. The outer wrapper was a beautifully silky, even toned Ecuadorian Connecticut leaf that was virtually flawless. The smoke was equally silky with a wonderfully rich, creamy, medium-bodied flavor that was nutty, toasty and naturally sweet. The smoke also had an excellent balance of flavors. Very consistent, never turning bitter or hot, and I smoked as much of it as I could short of burning my thumb. A very impressive cigar. Stay tuned for this one. If you're not a regular smoker of Don Lino cigars, I think you will be soon.

2 comments:

Charles said...

Bring it on! email me when it is available. Don Lino's African Kifaro Natural have been a real treat in the past.
Thanks for the review
Charles

CigarAdvisor said...

Charles,
Thanks for the comment. You can be sure I'll announce it when the Don Lino '89's arrive. I can't wait to smoke another, myself. Come to think of it, I don't know if I can remember ever smoking a Don Lino Africa. If so, it was probably at least a couple of years ago.
G~