|Ezra Zion Eminence Robusto|
We assessed the Ezra Zion Eminence Robusto in depth recently on Cigar Coop. We will also cover the Corona and Box Press Exquisito here.
Wrapper: San Andres Maduro
Binder: Nicaraguan (Double)
Filler: Nicaraguan (Grade AA Nicaraguan Tobaccos Aged 5 to 7 Years)
Box Press Exquisito: 6 1/4 x 52
Corona: 6 x 46
Robusto: 5 1/4 x 50
|Ezra Zion Eminence Box Press Exquisito|
|Ezra Zion Eminence Corona|
Back on Episode 71, we had Chris Kelly and Kyle Hoover from Ezra Zion Cigar Company on the show and we featured the Robusto vitola in this size. This marks Ezra Zion’s fourth blend, and third core line overall. This is Ezra Zion’s first non Nicaraguan puro and first maduro release.
The Robusto delivered flavors of cocoa powder, rich chocolate, pepper, and cream. Overall I found this to be the best flavors from this particular blend. The flavors are medium to full-bodied while the strength is medium
The Box Press Exquisito had a similar flavor profile, but the chocolate was a little less rich and there was a black cherry component I picked up. While this was also medium to full-bodied, the strength picked up a little more here and went to medium to full.
The Corona also had some cherry notes, but this one seemed to deliver the most spice of the three vitolas. The strength picks up to medium to full in the second half while the flavors progressed to full-bodied in the second half.
The construction on all of these vitolas was outstanding. I’d recommend the Robusto and Box Press Exquisito as box worthy while the Corona is more of a box-split.