Cigar Review: C.L.E. Prieto Robusto
It turns out that the C.L.E. Prieto Robusto has a pretty solid reputation. While I don't quite trust Cigar Aficionado's rating system, the Prieto did earn a spot in their top cigars of 2017.
The wrapper is well-marbled and the cold draw is spicey, so let's dive in.
Size: 5 x 50, box-pressed
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Ginger. That's the flavor I got the most out of the C.L.E. Prieto. Like a gingersnap cookie, the Prieto was quite delightful. The burn was good, the draw was good, but neither was 100% perfect. But, for a ~$7 cigar, I really enjoyed this stick.
The only thing I'd change about this cigar would be the flavors. Had the taste of ginger been toned down and the sweetness from the Nicaraguan tobacco been elevated, this cigar would've gotten my highest score. However, that's not the case.
But, with that said, I'd happily smoke a C.L.E. Prieto with you the next time we meet, and for that reason, the Prieto earns a CigarScore of 4.