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Cuvee Rouge

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Cuvee line of cigars is from Cusano. I found the Cuvee Rouge at a local shop. Since I haven’t reviewed it before, as always I picked  a couple up. While I don’t have a big back story of this cigar, a google search brings up plenty of stuff if you are interested. My cigars had a foot band that said Cusano Signature on it. I don’t know if that means anything, since most of the pictures I found on the Internet did not show this foot band. Anyway… As always, I paired with water and here are my thoughts.


Wrapper: Dominican Sungrown

Binder & Filler: Dominican

Size: Churchill 7 x 50

Price: Around $8.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The brown wrapper looked nice with no flaws and minimal discoloration. The odor coming off of the wrapper was cedary, and the foot was earthy with a little spice. The cigar was pretty evenly packed with a slight give when squeezed. The pre-light draw has slight resistance, and had an earthy, sweet flavor.

The burn required one major burn correction in the first third, but non after that. The ash held for about 1.5 inches.

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The first third began with a grassy earthiness. After about 1.5 inches, the earthiness was joined by cedar. When passing smoke through the nose, there was a slight pepper. The smoke feel was dry, and the flavors seemed thin and simply OK.

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The second third improved a little. The grassy earthy flavor was still there, but it wasn’t quite as grassy as before. It was a little more pleasant and woody. The pepper through the nose calmed down as well. The smoke feel became a less dry, and took on a slightly more thicker feel. As I approached the end of this third, it became creamy with a tinge of sweetness.

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The last third kept that earthiness with a tinge of grass. Woody notes were in the background. Through the nose, the same as it was in the second third. There was a peppery tingle in the mouth and on the lips. The creamy smoke feel was still there with a tingle of sweetness.

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To me this was a pretty boring medium bodied cigar. The Churchill size is just too much blandness for me. I’m not really a big fan of grassy flavors either. It did improve in the second and last third, but just a little. There was nothing blatantly bad, it just isn’t for me…

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