Back in the days of the old Cigar Live, I was introduced to a cigar by the brotherhood that made up the user base. The cigar was simply called G.A.R. and it was very well liked by me and a few friends. Yesterday I found out that George A Rico has a couple of new cigars coming out and I manage to obtain a few samples to try. Today’s smoke is available as a bundle cigar and should start to appear in stores in the not so distant future….
Cigar: G.A.R. Lux
Size: 5.0 x 52 (Robusto Grande)
Appearance and Construction (19/20): Looking at this cigar it does not look like a bundle cigar. The cigar features a gorgeous milk chocolate looking wrapper that has no veins and a flawless roll. The foot is well packed and the cigar is topped off with a beautiful triple cap. The band is green and silver and features the G.A.R. logo crest on the main band, while the bottom features name of the cigar, LUX.
Flavor & Notes (25/30): The foot and the prelight draw offers some exotic spices that can be found in Indian food. Upon lighting this cigar you are hit with massive amounts of smoke and notes of spices, and a lot of earth. About an inch into the cigar, the earth notes subside and the spices come to the forefront. The second third of the cigar maintains the spices while adding some coffee notes. The final third of the cigar has notes of earth, spices, and a touch of leather.
Burn/Ash/Draw (22/25): The burn of the cigar had a nice even burn throughout, with a strong ash that held on for inches at a time. The white ash was with very little flake. The draw of the cigar was fairly loose which caused it to smoke a little fast.
Overall (22/25): For a bundle cigar this smoke is a good cigar. It will however not be confused with the regular G.A.R. white label. A good cigar for an every day smoke if you are a full bodied smoker.