Sitting down to enjoy a morning smoke, I usually want something with golden tobacco and a relatively mild flavour. I thought that it was time to sample my 5 Vegas Robusto three-pack and I started with the Gold Robusto.
Relaxing in the morning, trying to get the old brain to fire up so that I could get some writing done. So naturally it was time to smoke another cigar.I thought that it was time to sample my 5 Vegas sampler and I started with the Gold Robusto.
Cigars International had this to say:
Solid gold. Despite the pomp and circumstance surrounding full-bodied, powerhouse cigars these days, milder cigars still rule. Without a doubt, the uber-popular 5 Vegas Gold is the perfect example. This gorgeous creature is crafted with extensively aged tobaccos, including a beautiful, almost shimmering Ecuador Connecticut wrapper leaf with a rich satiny texture. This charming blend is the big easy. I’ll recite the reasons chapter and verse. Top quality tobaccos? Check. 5 year aged long-fillers? Check. Seamless wrappers? Check. Made in one of Honduras’ top factories? Check. Handsome packaging? Check.
I prefer a lighter cigar in the morning; maduros are for evening smoking. The reason I had selected the Gold was the smooth, unveiny light golden-wrapper, the colour of summertime hay. I understand from 5 Vegas’ site that it’s an Ecuadoran Connecticut. The label was especially bold and attractive. The pack was firm but not rock-hard. It smelled of new-mown hay and spices. Delicious!
The site goes on to tell me that the 5 Vegas Gold is of Honduran origin, with Honduran binders and both Honduran and Nicaraguan fillers habano-seed fillers; all of which are fermented five years. It’s rated as a mild to medium bodied cigar.
I sampled a luxurious buttery pre-light draw, and I found the stick’s firm texture to provide an easy punch, an easy draw, and a clean and straight burn. It tasted of butter, honey and fresh hay with a hint of pepper or gingerbread. Exactly what I wanted in the morning; an outstanding cigar with a delicious light buttery flavour. Imagine a really buttery spice cookie. Very tasty!
Pipes and Cigars said:
Mild cigars with Connecticut Shade wrappers generally fall into two categories- Smooth, flavorful and pricey, or bland, inconsistent and cheap. Here’s the exception: 5 Vegas Gold. Made in Honduras, these mild to medium bodied beauties have a golden Ecuadorian Connecticut shade-grown wrapper and Honduran filler and binder tobaccos forming a well-constructed package that presents smooth flavors of nuts and cream with a faint note of white pepper on the finish. Usually, a cigar like this will cost you a ton, but 5 Vegas Gold will leave you enough cash to buy, well, more of them.
The smoke took about an hour and a half, with a steadily more mellow progression up to a delightfully smooth finish. It was exactly as strong as advertised, which is precisely what I wanted in the morning. It also had a continuous zesty undertone that was almost citrusy and it finished with a hint of white pepper. And the robusto was exactly the right size for the perfect smoke.
Definitely a new favourite! I’ve already asked for more to be shipped. And with no construction issues I will have to give it:
You can find this golden little treasure at Pipes & Cigars for $79.99 US for a box of twenty, $25 US for a five pack or $6 for a single; or Cigars International for $79 US for a box of twenty and $25 for a five-pack.
And that’s a lady’s perspective!