Cigar Review: Augusto Reyes Sixth Generation
When I got back from IPCPR I put this cigar in my to smoke soon humidor because I was really curious about the cigar. I met Augusto Reyes Sr. and Jr. on day one of the cigar show and I was really intrigued. Not only were they both down to earth but Jr has this energy about him that screamed excitement about the cigars and the show. Well needless to say more stuff kept piling on top of it, and the cigars got lost in the shuffle.The cigar was launched in June of 2010 and was blended by Jr for his father. Even though they stole a page out of the Pepin’s playbook it is always nice to a homage to a parent.
I believe the Reyes Family was a supporter of the Twitter Brother Of The Leaf Cocktail Hour, so kudos to them for donating sticks to an amazing event.
Cigar: Augusto Reyes Sixth Generation
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Binder: Dominican Republic
Filler: Nicaragua, Dominican Republic
Facebook: Augusto Reyes
Appearance and Construction: As you know I love the look of a cigar with a dual band and the way it protects the cigar out of the cello. The Augusto Reyes Sixth Generation has a red/gold combination and finding the name of the cigar is hard due to the colorings. The Nicaraguan wrapper is a rich golden tan with hardly a vein present but it does lack the oils I would like to see. There are no soft spots, and the cigar is fairly light in late but the foot is nicely packed.
Flavor & Notes: The cold draw serves up a slight spice with hearty earth notes while the foot of the cigar has nicely developed cedar scent to it. Once the cigar is lit there is some pepper which a little harsh on the back of the throat for a 1/4 inch or so. As it fades away the cigar begins to develop into a tasty treat. The first third has notes of caramel, cedar and some cinnamon especially through the nose. The second third still remains a little bit sweet though the distinct caramel is gone. Earth, Cedar and a touch of leather are the focal points here. The final third of the cigar offered up notes of cedar, toasted almonds (especially on the aroma) and earth.
Smoking Characteristics: The cigar burned ok at best, I had to touch up the cigar one 2 different occasions but as Jon Huber from CAO says, “That’s what lighters are for”. The medium to dark color ash was flaky but I held the ash for half the cigar, and then ashes two more time during the course of the experience. The draw was ideal, and the cigar stayed lit. The aroma was non-descriptive til the final third when where was a pleasant roasted almonds scent from the smoke.
Conclusion: The hard part now will be to find a place that sells these because the price makes this a cigar worth smoking. I didn’t smoke one right after IPCPR and I heard from some it was young, but with a few months in my humidor I definitely enjoyed this smoke and plan to pick up some more. Perhaps just a 5 pack, but they deserve a space in my smoking repertoire for sure.
Disclaimer: As always the typo’s and spelling mistakes have been left in this review for your amusement.