Pinar del Rio Oscuro

Pinar del Rio is still a relatively new brand, but looking at these sticks and the packaging it’s hard to tell. There is a traditional feel to these cigars that really interested me from the time they were released. These cigars are produced by Tabacos Don Leoncio, S.A., a partnership between Abe Flores and the Rodruguez brothers, in in the Dominican Republic. And although this cigar is labeled as an Oscuro, I was pleased to see that they did not have the overly darkened wrapper that is typical of many Oscuros in today’s market.

The Pinar del Rio Oscuro is a striking shade of medium to dark brown, that reminiscent of a chocolate bar. The wrapper has a delicate vein structure and is oily to the touch. Pre-light aroma is a complex combination of sweetness, leather and traditional tobacco. The cigar was solidly constructed and I could not detect any visible flaws on the wrapper. Once I clipped of the head of the cigar I took a few pre-light draws. The draw was excellent and yielded a deep earthiness with just a hint of spice.

Name: Pinar del Rio Oscuro
Company: Pinar del Rio
Made in: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Dominican Habano Oscuro
Binder: Dominican Habano
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
MSRP: $6.50
Comes in: Boxes of 25
Vitola: Robusto (5″ X 50)

There is no denying that I truly enjoy this cigar. Not only was the cigar mouth watering good, but it persuaded me to break out a toothpick so I could extend my enjoyment. The Pinar del Rio Oscuro is medium bodied but full-flavored and delivers a complex array of flavors that meld together beautifully. No hiding the fact that this gets a full on ringing endorsement from me. You just have to decide how many to buy.

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Another great review. I have had only one of these that came in a sampler of the 4 blends. I wasnt impressed by any of them, but with only having 1 of each, I will reserve my judgement till I try more :)


Always love a cigar I can use a toothpick in!!

Didn’t watch the review yet, but from personal experience I can tell you its a great cigar. Picked on up from on of the B&Ms I go to on a suggestion and was throughly surprised at the flavor and price. Picked up the Sun Grown a few weeks later, while I liked the oscuro more, the SG was not bad either

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