A limited edition still evolving with age, the Cohiba Robustos Supremos EL 2014 elevates a classic Cuban cigar to a new level. It looks the part, like the true vintage Cuban. And it bursts with highly intense yet deceptively balanced flavors.
COHIBA ROBUSTOS SUPREMOS OVERVIEW
Robustos are one of the most iconic Cuban cigars on the market. The classic measures 4⅞ inches and has a 50-ring gauge. Cohiba Robustos Supremos are a little longer and a whole lot fatter, at 58-ring gauge.
It smokes longer and richer, beyond a Robustos medium- to full-bodied taste. Made with Colorado Claro wrapper, this is a limited edition you don’t light up on any random day. It’s a cigar you want to keep in your humidor, to be smoked when you demand more.
Smoking a Cohiba Supremos
The entire smoke is complex and ephemeral, an interplay between sliced nuts, oaky musk, and sweet natural vanilla. Traces of honey, with a side of earthy straw, come through in the draw as well.
The first third of the smoking experience also picks up a mixture of grass and hard to define, biting spice. It moves into a sweeter middle third before settling down with overtones of cocoa.
Keep smoking. This cigar lasts and stands out beyond the classic Cohiba Robustos. It looks good as well. This cigar’s appearance is quite superb. Gently tanned and smoothly wrapped, it is a look that impresses, even among true connoisseurs.
As a youngish limited edition the Cohiba Robustos Supremos EL 2014 is still developing. These cigars are going to improve if properly stored. And it’s this fact that makes them good value, despite the price.
Beautifully packed and cohesively-flavored, it’s worth all the hype it gets.
Cohiba Robustos Supremos Experience
Newer cigar smokers should probably start on the classic Cohiba Robustos supremos. This is one for the aficionados, for people who want to experience a limited edition and what the cigar makers themselves like to smoke.