Monte Pascoal Robusto Review
Wesley at Tobacos Mata Fina was kind enough to send me these samples to try out.
The Brazilian Mata Fina wrapper has a few small veins. It is a relatively dry or felt like leaf with a chocolate brown color.
It is packed very tight and even. I chose to cut this robusto and the pre-light draw was pretty much perfect.
It has a very strong smell. It smells sweet and earthy. I like what I am seeing so far. It is a great looking, smelling, and feeling cigar.
I lit the cigar and was greeted with a first third dominated sweet and earthy smoke with a dry and slightly spicy finish. Each puff produces a ton of smoke. The ash is camo patterned with white and black. The burn is dead even so far.
The second third has thick mild/medium sweet peppery smoke with a spicy finish. I love the simple flavor of this third. The burn and draw could not be any better, perfect construction.
The final third advances to medium/full body with lots of earth and red pepper flavor. The finish is not as dry as the previous two thirds and now leaves your tongue coated in a buttery spice. Take care not to let the end of this cigar burn too fast or it will turn bitter on you.