Cigar reviews – 99 words or less
Founded in 2011 by Reinier Lorenzo, HVC Cigars’ 500 Years Anniversary LE Short Robusto celebrates the founding of Havana. Once I made the cut, I pulled only tobacco on the cold draw. Initial notes of leather and shortbread filled the first half, while chocolate cake dominated the last half. The powerful flavors in the retrohales detracted from any other flavors in the cigar. I tasted super-strong pepper notes and equally strong spice in the first half. Thankfully, it mellowed out for a more enjoyable finish. I would buy a couple and age them at least six months.