Cigar Review: C.L.E. Prieto Robusto

Initial Thoughts:

I'm not just getting my new cigars from the Luxury Cigar Club or CIGRco, I also grab random sticks off the shelf at my local lounges. And that's how I found the  C.L.E. Prieto by Christian Eiroa.

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.


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Brand: C.L.E.
Line: Prieto
Size: 5 x 50, box-pressed
Cut: Guillotine
Light: Torch
Price: $7.25
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Final Thoughts:

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.

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