Back in June, I received a few samples of a new cigar called the ORTSAC 1962 (Castro spelled backwards). The cigars were sent my way by Victor Vitale of the Cigar Agency and he asked that I smoke them and give him my opinion. After smoking a few samples, I moved right along and reviewed them here on Stogie Review.
Those initial samples were good solid cigars, but they were entirely too consistent for my taste. In that review I made mention than I might just find the cigar more appealing if it were available in a smaller vitola, a corona perhaps.
A few weeks ago I got a couple of more samples in the mail from Victor for another go-around. This time I had a new size, a Robusto, to try. While the cigar may be smaller, I still found it too consistent for my taste. Just as before, the cigars smoked beautifully and were excellent in terms of burning characteristics and construction.
With the level of consistency in these cigars, I still hold the same opinion that this might be more up my alley if they were available in a corona, or even a lanecro, variety. The fifty-ish ring gauge makes for a long smoking cigar that doesn’t veer enough from the flavor path to keep my attention. If you prefer a cigar with little change from start to finish, you might find this one to be a winner.