Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Savinelli R&R Series Y Cigar Review

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This review is sponsored by Silo Cigars, home to rare cigars, aged cigars, and hard to find boutique cigars.

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The "R&R" in the Savinelli R&R Series Y stands for Rico y Raro, or Rich and Rare. I'm not sure how rare these cigars are but I would whole heartedly agree that it is a rich tasting cigar. This cigar was introduced in 2008 and consists of an Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, with a binder and filler from Nicaraguan grown Cuban seed long leaf tobacco. A total of four vitolas are available with no ring gauges smaller than 52. I smoked the double robusto which measures 54 ring gauge by 5.5 inches.

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The cigar has a strong barnyard aroma with predominate sweetness detected at the foot. The construction is neatly done and finished off with a triple cap. No large veins were detected on this smooth and evenly packed robusto.

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The initial flavors showed nice chocolatey notes and a vanilla-like creaminess, along with a peppery finish. I detected some definite Nicaraguan "zing" in this smoke. The tangy wood flavor developed into a more defined sweet cedary character after about the one inch point. The pepperiness also ramps up as you smoke it, but nothing overwhelming in my opinion. In fact, I found the cigar to be nicely balanced with it's caramel sweetness tempering the peppery note. The cedar body gives way to leather in the second half of the smoke. No bitterness was detected even though holes in the filler caused the cigar to smoke hot in the second half.

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The draw was nicely open and free. The burn line was thick and wavy with the resulting ash looking dark gray and flakey. I had to touch up the burn line several times but this may have been due to being outside in windy conditions.

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Overall, this was a nice rich flavored cigar that gave off a pleasant room note of quality aged tobacco with chocolatey notes. My mouth stayed moist which was a nice change of pace from toasty cigars which can leave your mouth dry like the Sahara desert. My only complaint is that the cigar was not available in smaller ring gauges, not even the traditional 50x5! Hopefully the manufacturers will reconsider and add smaller sizes to their line-up.

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The retail price of the double robusto is $7.45 a stick. Give Silo Cigars a call at 1-865-675-7456 for current prices and availability.

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6 comments:

Wambui Bahati said...

Thanks Lisa for informing me!
I am a big fan of cigars and feeling really excited to try this one.
So I am just rushing to cigar shops in the town to get it as soon as possible.
Really an informative post!

Martin said...

Very nicely written piece, I must say. I am pretty new to the world of cigars, and your article definitely makes me wanna try it out. I have been going through a lot of articles related to cigars, and found one on Cuban Cigars also very interesting. Do check it out when you can! Thanks for the knowledge shared!

Luke - AspiringGentleman said...

Nice review! I've got a couple of these sitting in my humidor. Can't wait to smoke 'em.

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