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Falto Robusto

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Luis J. Falto, President & CEO of La Garita Cigar Co & Cigarros Falto, Tabacalera Falto Inc, sent me these cigars to review. They come in Robusto and Losdale sizes. There will be a slight blend change on these two cigars from the current wrapper to a new Sumarta Ecuador. The cigars I smoked for this review featured the current Sumarta Indonesian variety.

Thanks to Luis for sending me these cigars to try. As always, I paired this review with water.


Wrapper: Sumatra (Indonesia)

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Size: 5 x 50

Price: Around $7.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had small veins and a nice looking sheen. The odor coming off of the wrapper was sweet and cedary. The foot had a similar odor, with a slight pepper. The cigar was evenly and well packed, with barely a hard or soft spot. The pre-light draw was good with just a little resistance, and had an earthy, woody taste.

The burn required a couple small corrections, and the ash held for just over an inch.



The first third began with a very smooth and mellow peppery spice was that picked up when passing smoke through the nose. There were nice woody flavors with mild sweet notes hiding in the background. The smoke feel was crisp and dry.


The second third had a touch of earthiness. The sweetness increased in strength a little, and the woody flavors were dominant. The smooth pepper remained when retrohaling, but had an interesting complexity to it. It was sweet with an occasional tinge of fruitiness. The smoke feel became smoother and bordered on creaminess.


The last third went further up in the medium bodied range and bordered on being full. The spicy pepper increased slightly in strength, and was more straight forward tasting. The wood and sweet flavors matched each other in terms of strength, and melded together nicely. Speaking of sweetness, it boarded on chocolate, but wasn’t full blown chocolate. The smoke feel remained the same as before.



This was a very good medium to upper medium bodied cigar. The flavors were good, and switched things up to keep it interesting. Availability is limited on this boutique brand, but I think they are worth trying. Go to their website for a list of shops that carry them and judge for yourself.

Falto Cigars – Falto Legado (Corona Gorda)

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

I never heard of this boutique cigar company until attending an event at The Bonita Smoke Shop. Louis Juan Falto, President & CEO of La Garita Cigar Co., was showcasing his cigars that day. I smoked a couple at the shop and liked what I had. I brought a couple home with me, and this brings us to the review today. Although I was given a few free smokes at the event, the cigar I am reviewing today was purchased by me. As always, I paired this cigar with water.


Wrapper: Nicaragua

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic, Nicaragua

Size:  5 1/2 x 47

Price: Around $8.00


Pre-Smoke & Construction:

The wrapper had a nice look to it, with a couple larger sized veins accompanied by the usual small ones. Overall the cigar was packed consistently, with one flaw. A small indentation where the second third starts. This didn’t really concern me at all. The pre-light draw was great, and had a sweet woody flavor. The foot had almost no odor at all. The wrapper had a nice natural tobacco and woody smell.

The burn required a few significant corrections in the first third, but leveled off after that. The ash held for about 1/2 to 3/4 inch.




The first third started off with a nice pepper though the nose. Nutty flavors mingled with woody notes, which was a nice combo. Every now and then a tinge of sweetness would appear. Although simple, everything was balanced.


The pepper calmed down quite a bit during the second third. It took on more of a sweet spice, but wasn’t quite like cinnamon. Woody and nutty flavors were the main flavors like before. The aftertaste was a little creamy and left a little tingle on the tongue. All in all the flavor profile seemed to come together.


The last third: When passing the smoke though the nose, that familiar sweet spice remained. The core flavors remained as well (wood and nuts). A nice sweet mocha came in to the picture at just the right level of intensity. The smoke feel was creamy and like before, the aftertaste was sweet with a tingle on the lips and tongue. Everything just fit together nicely.



This was a very nice medium to full bodied cigar. The flavors were really refined and well balanced. It is the type of cigar that is best smoked in your easy chair. If I were to complain, it would be the price. It is a little out of my comfort zone for a cigar of this size. But price aside, I think you owe it to yourself to check out this boutique brand.

Bonita smoke Shop Event! Sat. May 22nd

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Join us Saturday, May 22nd, 12PM to 4PM at Bonita Smoke Shop!


Meet Luis Falto of La Garita Cigars! Enter to win a free humidor. There will be refreshments, door prizes, and good times!

Matt, Reg, and I will be hitting the road Saturday the 22nd to attend this event. It should be good times, so see you there.


3300 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 104. Bonita Springs, FL.

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