Tasting Notes, Ratings, Brand & Vitola Information regarding Cohiba. Includes the Siglo, Behike & Maduro range.
3 out of 5.
The Cohiba brand was founded in 1966.
Launched in 1992, the Siglo range was released
to commemorate Christopher Columbus' voyage to the Americas. Called
Línea 1492, the initial launch included the Siglo I,
Siglo II, Siglo III, Siglo IV and Siglo V, with the Siglo IV added later in 2002.
Unique to the Cohiba brand, the tobacco used goes through a third
fermentation process. This is to help smooth out the contegeirs in the Cigar,
resulting in a smoother smoke.
Released in 1989, the Cohiba Robusto
fulfills the demand for stouty, thick ring gauged Cigars that
were beginning to pick up in popularity in the late 80's and
early 90's. As with all Cohiba's, the Robustos is the most
expensive Robusto on the market.
When it comes to Robusto sized Cigars, Cuba has plenty to offer,
and it would have been a crime for Cohiba not to have this vitola
as part of it's lineup. However, competition is fierce amongst
brands, so when it comes to the Cohiba Robusto, for the price
premium, you expect the Cigar to tick all the boxes.
I have found the Cohiba Robusto to go in and out of fashion over
the last five to ten years. You would have expected such a Cigar,
with the price premium, to be consistently exceptional, however
the quality seems to dip slightly from time to time. Not due to
construction however, but due to quality of flavours and blends.
With other Robustos such as the Bolivar Royal Corona,
Ramon Allones Specially Selected &
Partagas Serie D No. 4 being consistently high quality and at a much
more reasonable price range, it's very difficult for me to suggest
the Cohiba Robusto to anyone other than someone who has Cohiba
as their goto Cigar.
The Siglo I is the smallest sized Cigar in the Siglo range.
This Petit Corona, the Siglo I was released in 1994 as
part of the Siglo range.
The Siglo II is a Petit Corona sized Cigar, introducted as part of the
Siglo range in 1994.