Bugatti Scuro Robusto – Review
The cigar begins with a bitter note, but not one that’s unpleasant. More like taking a bite out of really bitter chocolate, one with 90 percent cocoa. That slight bitterness continues at the end of the draw down to the first one third of the cigar, accompanied by the flavour of wet wood. It matures half way down, with the bitterness gone. The wet wood changes to dry wood shavings which then continues all the way to the end. In the last inch it’s joined by a light floral note, with a hint of sweet spice, but it’s faint and you’ll notice it on the finish. Not a very complex cigar, with an almost one dimensional flavour profile. Lasting about an hour, you’ll want to pair this a double espresso.
Length: 5 inches
Ring Gauge: 50
Wrapper Colour: Maduro
Cut employed: guillotine, shallow cut
Aroma (Unlit): Malt
Cold Draw Aroma (After lighting): Topnote – Bitter almond; Secondary notes – Lead/Graphite
Cold Draw Flavour: Bitter cocoa
At 1/3: Wet wood, bitter leaves
At 2/3: Wood shavings
At 3/3: Wood shavings, light floral
Burn: Slight tunneling at the start. Needed relighting.
Ash: Firm and light gray.
Strength: Medium to full bodied