Cigar Review: GTO Gold Robusto

Initial Thoughts:

One great thing about visiting your local lounge is that you meet new people and make new friends. Today's cigar comes from one such friend. Today, we're reviewing the GTO Gold robusto, a cigar that smells like wheat and grass and that is yellowish gold in color.

After punching the end, the draw was excellent and the GTO Gold's flavors were of lemon. And, once I put the cigar to fire, I tasted a nice honey and lemon combination.


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Brand: GTO Cigars
Line: Gold
Size: 5 x 50
Cut: Punch
Light: Torch
Price: $7.99
Wrapper: United States Connecticut
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Dominican Republic
Smoke Time: 45 minutes

Through the middle of the GTO Gold, the flavors were good, the burn was good, the draw was good. However, the cigar seems to burn extremely fast and I removed the first label just 17 minutes into the cigar.

That said, the smoke is very clean on the palate and the cigar does pair fairly well with coffee. When it was time to remove the second label, extra glue had gotten onto the wrapper leaf which caused the leaf to tear.

Final Thoughts:

In the final third, the flavors of the GTO Gold got a little sour and a little harsh. Additionally, the cigar lasted for a disappointing 45 minutes instead of the usual hour I'd like to get from a robusto.

However, at the end of the day, I did enjoy this cigar for the time I had with it. For the most part, the construction was excellent and this cigar is worth a look. For these reasons, the GTO Gold Robusto earns a CigarScore 4.

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