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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

HVC Serie A Canones Double Robusto
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Kman (Kman)
93
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique.  This one has been generously sponsored by one of our members StogieDad (Michael).  The cigar provided for this round is the HVC Serie A Canones Double Robusto.

At the 2019 IPCPR Trade Show, HVC announced a new offering known as Serie A. The “A” refers to the grade of tobacco used in the cigar, in this case sourced from AGANORSA’s Nicaraguan farms. The blend features a Corojo 99 wrapper around Nicaraguan binder and filler. The regular production of this cigar is offered in two vitolas, the 5 5/8 x 46 Perlas and the 5 ½ x 54 Cañones. Touted as a full-bodied smoke, they are packed in plain boxes of ten with a simple band, proving high-end blends don’t necessarily have to come with all of the fluff and flash.


Length:
5.5
Ring Gauge:
54
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Corojo
Nicaragua
Color:
Colorado Claro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Robusto

This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

The cigar is soft brown leathery looking with some light veining. The cap is a very smooth, nicely constructed triple cap. The cigar is very firm but not hard with a small amount of give. The pre-light aroma has a hint of baked cookies. I cut it with my Xikar multi-tool and received a nice, even cut with no pulling on the cap or any loosening of the wrapper.

Light & Burn: 14 Points of 15 Possible

I lit the cigar with my Vector soft-flame lighter. It produced copious amounts of smoke, especially during draws, but was noticeable even at rest. The cigar started with a slightly wavy burn line, but that straightened out on its own before the end of the first third. The ash was mostly solid with some light flaking and a light gray color with hints of black. The ash held on well over the first half of the cigar. I had one relight but mostly due to the fact of how long I let the ash build.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

The wrapper is a soft, brown leathery color with very slight veins. I had one spot where a seam was slightly lifted but it did not end up effecting the burn in any way. The draw was nearly flawless the entire way through the review with just that slight bit of resistance that you want. The cap held well with no unraveling at all throughout the smoke.

Flavor: 42 Points of 45 Possible

1st Third: The cigar opens up with a very heavy pepper spice through retrohale. There is a buttery smoothness to the cigar that is complimented with sweet sugary taste. The initial taste of cookies accompanies the 1st third. The complexity is amazing with the difference between buttery cookie on normal draw and spicy pepper on the retrohale. Flavor is full but body is more medium and very smooth.

2nd Third: As the next third begins, the sugar taste begins to diminish, but it remains creamy and smooth. The strength begins to grow to medium full as the regular draw becomes spicier with a flavoring more of natural, herb-like flavors. The spice is also still present in the retro hale but not as strong as previously or maybe less noticeable now that the normal draw includes some spice.

Last Third: The sugary textures of the first third begin to return but are combined with the natural, herb and root-like flavors of the 2nd third. With the combination of sugar and natural flavors, it almost reminds me of root beer. The spice builds a little on the retrohale towards the end.

Summary

First, I’d like to that Michael for providing this fantastic cigar. The construction and burn of the cigar were nearly flawless with a beautiful look and performance. The cigar was nicely complex with changing flavors and differing strengths. It could have benefited from some additional changes, but overall was an extremely enjoyable cigar. This cigar has something for almost anyone’s palate. If this tells you anything, I actually bought a box for myself before I even completed the review. I’d highly recommend this cigar to everyone.



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