First Impressions: Cuba Libre One

I decided to do something this week that I haven’t done in a while, and that’s a video First Impressions Review. I acquired the Cuba Libre one a week or so ago in a sampler pack. I’d been wanting to try this cigar as I’m always looking for a new everyday cigar that’s easy on the wallet. This cigar is produced by Nestor Placensia, one of the largest tobacco producers in the cigar industry, and features a robust blend of mulitple ligero and habano tobacco leafs.

Name: Cuba Libre One
Company: Nestor Placensia
Wrapper: Habano Ligero
Binder: Costa Rican Habano & Nicaraguan Habano
Filler: Honduran Ligero & Nicaraguan Ligero
Price: $7.00/stick or $79.99/box
Comes in: Box of 20
Vitola: No. 2 Belicoso (6.1″ x 52)

The Cuba Libre One packs a well balanced full-bodied blast of power. The cigar starts of with tons of black pepper on the palate that slowly mellows over the first inch or so. At that point the flavors really begin to pick up as a robust blend of earth, dark roasted coffee and nuts coat the tongue as the spice continues through the nose. There is also a bitter-sweet element to tho this cigar that made my mouth water. Towards the end the spice began to pick up again on the tongue, and became more aggressive than in the beginning.

With all of the ligero in this cigar it took a while to smoke all the way though the cigar. I didn’t keep an eye on the clock, but I’d estimate that the totalk smoke time was one and a half hours. The cigar drew easily, produced tons of thick white smoke and burned evenly from beginning to end.

Now that I’ve tried the Belicoso I want to pick up a fiver of the Robusto (5 x 52) and make a decision on what box to purchase. To me this is a great budget friendly cigar for someone looking for a daily smoke that has ample body and spice.

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Great review Chris, I have switched to a more favors and mild to medium at the end of the cigar more than a spicy, favors and full. I will try a sampler when CI have them on sale at the Joe’s Cigar day.

Agree 100% on this review Chris. I had the belicoso as well and I thought it was great. Kind of reminded me of the mow ruination. I’ll be picking up a box as well.

Sounds like a cigar flavor profile that I would really like and the price point is pretty good. I will have to try a fiver of these. Great review.

Chris nice review. I for one dont smoke many in this line but my neighbor loves them. Keep up the great job you guys r doing.

Great review, I have tried the Cuba libre brute great cigar but i have not tried the one yet. I will though i love full bodied cigars, once again great review

Did you ever try the robusto? If so, which did you like better?

Just to everybody know cigars international has weekly deal going on both the regular line and the One a bundle of 20. For $29.99 and $39.99 with a portion going to a children’s charity in Nicaragua.

Great review. I had the same results with the robusto just a little spicer IMO. Really good cigar that can be found for around $2.50 a stick! I may pick up some churchills for the golf course. Can’t go wrong for the price and flavors!

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