Wrapper : Dominican
Binder : mystery
Filler : Dominican Piloto Cubano, Cubano, Criollo ’98
Source : cigarsinternational.com with my own money
Well thanx to Walt for pointing these out to me (and getting me in even more trouble with the wife) so I can do another series type review for your enjoyment. This time I am going to be doing a sampler of Augusto Reyes cigars including the Epicur, Criollo, Maduro, Grand Cru and Nativo all in the toro size.
All of these are available in four sizes, Belicoso (6.5″ x 54), Gordo (6.0″ x 58), Robusto (5.2″ x 50), Toro (6.2″ x 54).
Right now prices are $60 for a box of 20 for all but the robusto which is $50.
I do want to say how much I like the band colors on this Augusto Reyes Grand Cru. I just think it compliments the cigar nicely with the foot band and the band colors.
I see a few larger veins but nothing overly killer and the scent from the body and foot is mainly natural tobacco with a bit of spice.
Starting off this Augusto Reyes Grand Cru and I get spice right up front with a medium body out of the gate. I got some natural tobacco and another taste that I could not place in any of them I have smoked. It may have just been a type of spice I was tasting but since I do not use spices to hide the natural flavor of most of my food, I can not place it.
I can sum up the first third pretty quick with spice, leather and some natural tobacco flavors.
Spice died down after the first inch and stayed a solid medium the whole way through from that point.
Ending this Augusto Reyes Grand Cru and the body has crept up to the full range. I have had two of them that really went into the full range pretty far so be prepared if you are going to try them as some may be fuller than others.
Flavors in this final third have come down to the spice, leather and a bit of a woody note here and there.
Wrapping up this Augusto Reyes Grand Cru with mostly a solid smoking cigar with not many changes. I did get a massive change at the beginning when the spice was so strong compared to a little bit later when it died down considerably but that was the biggest change throughout.
Would I buy it again? I doubt it. It gets a little too full for me with a couple of the ones I smoked. It wasn’t a bad cigar just a little full bodied for m personal preference.