San Cristobal

Sometimes I find a cigar in my humidor that I’m surprised I haven’t reviewed yet. The San Cristobal from Ashton is one of those cigars. When it was released in 2007 i was immediately drawn to the cigar by it’s beautiful and intricate band. then I realized it was made by Don Pepin Garcia for Ashton which heightened my curiosity.

Name: San Cristobal
Company: Ashton
Wrapper: Nicaragua
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua
Price: ~$8.00
Comes in: Box of 22
Vitola: Clasico (5″ x 50 Robusto)

Final Thoughts

The San Cristobal is a solid full-bodied and full-flavored cigar. Not only is the flavor profile enjoyable, but it’s also well balanced. The combination of coffee and coccoa provide a rubust flavor with a slight and pleasant bitterness. However, as the smoke lingered in my mouth I began to pick up a sweet hay flavor. The smoke was very smooth and only revealed a black pepper note through the retro-hale. In addition to the flavor the cigar was constructed well, provided a strong sturdy ash and produced tons of smoke. I did give the burn line one minor touch-up but suspect it was not absolutely necessary.

Overall the San Cristobal gets my recommendation. It’s not the best cigar in the $8 price range, but it’s well worth the price.

According to my inputs at Your Cigar Ratings I give the San Cristobal an 81.

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Hey Chris, I do agree with your review and you’re still a dumb ass! Just kidding. I’ve been smoking this cigar for a couple years now and it’s definitely in my top 10 all time. I couldn’t come up with a top ten myself. The best I could do was top 16.2010 was an exceptional year in smoke. Cheers to an even better 2011.

Chris another really good review. I havent had one yet but plan on it within the next few weeks. keep up the great job.

Nice review. I’m a huge fan of these guys. I think this and the Mi Amor are the best pepin made smokes for ashton. I’m 99.9% sure you’re pronouncing it wrong though. San Cristo-bal as apposed to San Crist-o-bul.

I really like your reviews where you combine a written intro, your video review, and then your written conclusion! Because, many times I can’t get your video (because I’m at work or in a low-reception/non-wifi area), but I still want to know what your thoughts were! Thanks!

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