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This week we are reviewing a Rodrigo Boutique Blend cigar in 6×60 format. George Rodriguez is the man behind the brand and the vision. When I met George couple months ago he struck me as a soft spoken, passionate, grassroots-approach driven entrepreneur who loves cigar business. One has to appreciate that ! This week’s ‘G6′ Boutique Blend has been labeled as a flavor bomb and made entirely of Grade A tobaccos. Rodrigo cigars are manufactured in Tamboril, Dominican Republic and blended by cigar veteran – William Ventura.
As a reader of this blog, one should already know that 6×60 vitola size is not something that I reach for too often but let’s get beyond that obstacle and concentrate on the look and the burn of this cigar. Visually, Boutique Blend ‘G6′ had an excellent construction. Cigar was sporting a dry Ecuador Habano & Sumatra hybrid wrapper with no visible veins nor seams. After clipping and lighting, perfect free flowing draw, just the way I enjoy it. In flavor department, personally, I walked away from this cigar with a pleasurable sweetness. There were some woody notes which morphed into sweetness, a bit of cocoa and hints of spice. Overall, great assortment of flavors which kept me focused and looking for the next wave. Burn was nearly razor sharp and ash, light in color, fell off in ~1″ chunks.
Clearly, another successful project from George Rodriguez and Rodrigo cigars. If you enjoy today’s 6×60 madness, please do yourself a favor and add Rodrigo Boutique Blend ‘G6′ to your shopping card. If 60ring is not up your alley, look for ‘G4 – 6.25″ x 54′ or ‘G5 – 5.5″ x 56′, I will do the same.
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano & Sumatra hybrid
Binder: Dominican Republic Habano
Filler: Dominican Republic
Construction > Great
Burn > Great
Enjoy > Absolutely !
Recommend > Absolutely !
Buy > Yes