Quesada Reserva Privada Robusto

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut-Seed
Binder: Dominican San Vincente (1997 Crop)
Filler: Dominican San Vicente from the 1997 Vintage selected from the Cosecha Pareja crops, Pennsylvania Ligero
Country of Origin: Dominican Republic (Quesada Cigars Factory)
Robusto: 4 3/4 x 52
Price: $11.65
Cigar Coop Review: Quesada Reserva Privada Robusto
Show Video: Episode 137

In 1997, Quesada company owner Manuel Quesada convinced his father Manuel Sr. and brother Alvaro to set aside a crop of 1997 San Vincente tobacco that was considerered to be exceptional for a special project. A few years ago, Manuel’ offered the tobacco to his daughters Patricia and Raquela for a special project – and then the wheels were put in motion.

This cigar started out with classic Ecuadorian Connecticut Shade cigar flavors – namely some notes of wood, cream, and black pepper.

It didn’t take long for flavors to pop out – floral sweet-spice, cedar, and a unique wild berry note. I found the sweetness and spice balanced each other very nicely with this cigar. The flavors started out medium bodied and then moved to medium to full in the second half. The strength is a little more dialed back. It started out mlld to medium and goes to medium in the second half.

I found the construction to be excellent. I did find this cigar burned quite fast. The only negative that resulted from this was that it shortened the smoke time. This is still a Chuck Norris worthy fight, and a candidate for an Oasis cigar.