Cigar Review: Medici Rolobo

Cigar Review: Medici Rolobo

Today we welcome back Tony, our most regular guest contributor! He always does an outstanding job, and he will be looking at the Medici Rolobo in this review, which is a Best Cigar Prices exclusive.

Size: 4.5×60

Wrapper: Honduran

Binder: Honduran

Filler: Honduran

Price: Box of 20, $82.95

Today for Toasted Foot I am reviewing a house blend, the Medici. Made by Alec Bradley, there is little I could find out about this cigar other than it is created with tobacco aged 5 years and is produced in the famed Raices Cubanas Factory in Honduras. Since this cigar is so small, I thought I would divide this review into halves.

The look of the wrapper is dark and splotchy with a couple of major veins. The smell is that of rich tobacco and dried fruit. The cold draw produces flavors of rich tobacco with just the right amount of resistance.

The initial draw is smooth with flavors of rich tobacco and oak. There is virtually no burn through the sinuses. There is a dry sweetness on the finish. Getting into the 1st half the burn line is wavy and the ash is gray with black-brown banding. By the end of the first the cigar began to burn unevenly which required a correction.

By the 2nd half the oak flavor was gone and is replaced by a mild cocoa flavor. On the mild side of medium in body and medium in flavor; I am surprised by how smooth this cigar smokes. The sweet finish begins to define itself as a dry, raisin flavor. After the burn issues in the 1st half, the cigar is burning perfectly. Towards the end of the second half the raisin flavor becomes the dominant flavor with a finish reminiscent of a chocolate-covered raisin.

In conclusion, for a quick inexpensive smoke, this is a cigar that Alec Bradley fans will want to try. Burn time was right around 40 minutes. While the flavor and burn issues at the beginning of this cigar were not ideal, the last half was quite impressive. This stick is smooth enough for a novice and inexpensive enough to recommend to anyone. Again, I’m not a fan of these large ring gauge cigars or a huge fan of Alec Bradley so this is not going to be a cigar that will end up in my humidor but that would not stop me from recommending it to someone who is.