Vegas Robaina is one of my favourite brands and one of the most respected brands in Cuba but unfortunately this brand is not very popular in the UK Market, this is something that I hope to change with time and for me it is a pleasure to recommend these great cigars.
Vegas Robaina Familiares 142mm x 42 and medium to full strength is a perfect cigar for the evening to enjoy indoors, I would never recommend smoking this cigar in the street. Please come to our sampling room and enjoy them. This cigar is perfectly accompanied with a nice dark espresso. This single Familiar that I enjoyed today was made in 1999; If you leave this to age it makes this cigar a great smoke.
The first puff begins with lovely woody toasted coffee notes. I can also taste a few nutty notes and a very smooth and just a little bit of spicy white peppery notes. The second part I can taste more of the toasted nuts with a hint of honey and the characteristic woody flavour still present, I can taste a tiny ginger note on my palate between each puff. The third part is more full flavour with a very rich sweet caramel taste and spicy ginger and a few notes that remind me of the peat taste of whisky.
In one word, gorgeous, great smoke and great cigar, I recommend to also trying the other sizes of this brand, one of my favourite is the Hermosos No.4 size, Vegas Robaina Famosos
David, Turmeaus Liverpool.
this was a perfect cigar. o can't understand why they arent more popular!! tasted good, no light head after this, just delicious. even burn, slight flavour change 5 mins in, but for the better. spent an hour on this one. one relight, but i think it was my fault. buy this one
Reviewed by Peter Hunt (December 2000)
On first examining the cigar it was obvious that it was very well made, the wrapper was a nice even colour, light chocolate brown with a distinctive gold and brown band. The cigar felt firm along its length but not too firm, which suggested that it would be a fairly easy draw. I was not to be disappointed. No soft spots were evident so a nice even burn was anticipated. On cutting the cigar the cap came off nicely and in one piece and before lighting, the cigar did indeed have that easy draw which I look for. (No huffing and puffing on this one!) Once light the cigar immediately started to release some wonderful flavours and aromas, with lashings of creamy smoke. The initial flavours were, to my palate creamy, coffee with a hint of spice. The ash held well for over and inch with one or two veins nicely replicated in it before I felt compelled to to rest it in the ash tray, and I am happy to say that the cigar did burn very evenly throughout its length. Within about ten minutes I began to feel that delicious intoxication of a very good cigar, from then on the cigar just kept getting better. At no time was there any hint of harshness although I have no idea how old this cigar was, it was truly a sublime smoke. The cigar was nicely complimented by a cup of coffee and some unseasonably warm winter sunshine, smoked in my favourite spot on my patio at home in Kent.
Towards the end, the cigar began to release flavours that I can only describe as reminiscent of fennel seeds and a powerful flavour of fennel was left in the mouth. It was, all in all a delightful experience which lasted for a little over 45 minutes. I was able to smoke this one right down to the end, with only about 3/4 of an inch remaining. I would not hesitate to recommend these fine cigars to any of the cigar smoking community out there.
I'm very surprised these aren't much more popular than what they seem to be! They're my favourite cigar with an amazing build quality, flavour and consistency. Highly recommend having any robainas in your humidor.
This was an extremely pleasant smoke, a nice choclatey, creamy and fruity flavour with a hint of spice. The draw was very tight and the burn slightly un even. However, I highly enjoyed this smoke and would recommend it.