My Weekend Cigar: Don Lino 1989 Robusto
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.