Tarazona Cigars XTC Robusto

At the recent Chattanooga Tweet up hosted by Dave Jones from http://www.tikibaronline.com/ and the boys at Burns Tobacconist Chattanooga I walked away with two Tarazona Cigars. At first I simply thought it was a lighter body cigar and thought nothing of it. But one night while I was grilling I grabbed the robusto out of my humidor and wanted to try something I had never heard of before. I made the choice that I was not going to read about the cigars in any way until after I smoked it.

The first thing you will notice about the cigar is the great construction. When I was just getting started on the cigar I kept trying to figure out what the make up of it was. Obviously it was a Sungrown wrapper. “There is spice to it, but I can’t tell if it’s a Nica Puro” and then it dawned on me. I was  reviewing a cigar I had no intention of reviewing, so I stopped. I sat back and really began to enjoy one of the most well balanced, perfectly constructed and relatively unknown cigars I have had in a very long time. I instantly put this in the same area as  the EP Carrillo Short Run 2012 and Four Kicks. In fact, I would bet money that if you smoke these on a regular basis, you will love the Tarazona.

Not knowing the building blocks of this cigar or the MSRP I felt like I was giving an opinion that was not based 100% on what I like to review cigars based on. The MSRP for the Robusto is $7.50 which is extremely fair and on point. As previously slated it has a Nicaraguan Sun-Grown Corojo wrapper, and Nicaraguan Binder and filler. All that aside, as I read through the http://www.tarazonacigar.com/index.asp website, I found something that made me admire these cigars even more. Eddie Tarrazona donates $5 of every box of cigars sold to the Humane Society of Greater Miami to help rescue Pit Bulls like his dog Khan. Or personally, like my dog Jax, pictured as a puppy above, or like Frank’s dog Soco.

So I’ll end my review like this- if you are like me and guilty of falling into a cigar rotation rut, please visit the Tarazona Cigar Company website. Buy their cigars and help perhaps one of the most loyal, misunderstood and mistreated breed of dog to ever walk this earth. I could sit here and go for days about the owner being the problem, but I’m not going to stand on that soap box here. If you smoke this cigar, you won’t regret it.

To the point-

The Positive- This is a great cigar. I don’t know about the other 2 cigars in their line, but the XTC is probably one of the best cigars I have had this year.

The Negative- I have not been able to locate these in the Nashville area, which sucks!

Would I buy a box?- Hell yes. Hopefully I can trick my wife into buying a box for me since Tarazona donates to pit bull awareness and rescue.

Total Burn Time- 55 minutes

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