Cigar Review: D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto

Cigar Review: D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto

Pure Aroma Cigars
Country: Costa Rica
Wrapper: Ecuador
Binder: Costa Rica
Filler: Costa Rica & Nicaragua
Size: 4 7/8″ x 50
Strength: mild to medium
Price: N/A

Overall Rating: 8.9

The D’Crossier Golden Blend from Miami based Pure Aroma Cigars is a well aged medium bodied Costa Rican cigar. The company claims that 40 percent of the tobacco in the Golden Blend is from 2004 and that the cigars are aged in boxes for over a year. This cigar has the qualities that are typically associated with other well aged cigar. The top notch and the woodsy flavors makes this a boutique cigar worth searching out.

Pre-Light: The D’Crossier has a classic looking gold and red double band. There’s a slight reddish tint to the wrapper that seems to stand out slightly due to the red in the cigar’s band. The D’Crossier Golden Blend is a beautiful looking cigar.

There is a pleasing floral and cedar aroma to the wrapper on the D’Crossier Golden Blend. Off the unlit foot comes scents of sweet tobacco and cedar. The cold draw is easy and let’s through a natural tobacco flavor.

Burn: The D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto has a razor sharp burn line from start to finish. The draw is a bit tighter than I like, but it is not overly tight. This is a slow burning cigar that produces a good deal of smoke. A nice herbal and floral aroma resembling spicy potpourri comes from the lit cigar.

Flavor: The D’Crossier Golden Blend Robusto begins with flavors of nuts and redwood with some mild cherry notes to the flavor profile. In the background there is a slight flavor green grapes an inch into the cigar. Some hints of cinnamon, grass and herbs join the existing wood and nuts as the second third begins. A slight peach flavor appears at the halfway point. The herbal spice notes become slightly more prevalent entering the final third. Cedar, dogwood, leather and herbal spice dominate the the final third of the cigar.

Overall: It’s been some time since I’ve had a Costa Rican cigar, and I forgot how much I enjoyed them. The D’Crossier definitely has the characteristics that I associate with aged tobacco. The strength is mellow while the flavor is medium-full. Cedar and other woods mix with grass, cinnamon, peaches and herbs to create a pleasing flavor profile. This cigar will certainly age well in the humidor. This is a hard cigar to put down. Personally, I plan to seek out this cigar again.

Pairing: When it comes to pairing a Highland single malt seems to make the best choice for pairing such as the Dalmore Cigar Malt or Dalmore 12. Other Highland malts that would make great choices for pairing include the Royal Lochnagar Distiller’s Edition, Glenmorangie Signet, Old Pulteney Navigator or Glengoyne 21. For the wine drinker a glass of Merlot or Pinot Noir will pair nicely.

Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)

Cigars for this review were provided by Isaias Santana Diaz of Pure Aroma Cigars. Although the generosity of Isaias is appreciated, it in no way affects this review. No request for review was made. At ToastedFoot we strive remain impartial while writing our reviews.