Wrapper : Ecuadorian Habano Rosado
Binder : Brazilian
Filler : Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Honduran
Source : gifted from Sir Stogies
I have a special cigar for you today, I say special, since it shares the name of my home town, Red Lion. This cigar is produced by Heavenly Cigar and is their first venture into a non flavored cigar. These are available with a Connecticut Maduro and an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper and can be purchased in three different sizes, robusto (4.5×48), torpedo (5.5×52), and a toro gordo (6×60).
Just a note for you. This is a pretty short video, under 10 minutes but with the cigar not really changing I did not want to drag it on.
Starting off my Red Lion Toro Gordo with an Ecuadorian Habano Rosado wrapper and I mostly get a clean tobacco scent from the wrapper along with a tobacco and earthy scent from the foot. I decided to punch this cigar, so without further ado let’s fire it up.
Upon lighting my Red Lion Ecuadorian Habano Rosado in the Toro Gordo size I get mostly a tobacco taste along with a bit of spice and some earthy and woody flavors.
Up until about halfway through the cigar, I was getting a real sharp woody taste. It started to die down a bit towards halfway and built in body from the initial mild to about a medium taste.
Nothing really changed in this cigar. I got the woody notes from beginning till the end as the dominate flavor. As I neared the end of the cigar I started getting that cauliflower taste and ended it at around the one inch mark.
All in all I liked this Red Lion Natural cigar a lot better than the maduro but I was still not impressed by it. I really wish the flavors would have changed a bit more rather than staying with the wood characteristics the whole way through.
I may try to find the other sizes to try as maybe this cigar just does not do well in the bigger ring gauges. I will, of course, update this post if that happens or do a new review of the other sizes.