Gran Habano #3


Gran Habano #3

Size: Robusto 5×50

Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Mexico

Price $3.50

I’ll preface this review by stating that the last time I smoked a cigar by Gran Habano was probably about 10 years ago, very early on in my smoking endeavors.   What I remember about them from back then, was that they were a decent very affordable cigar in the $3-$5 range.

Upon first look, the cigar is very attractive with a nice oily wrapper.  The cigar did feature some rather large veins in it’s wrapper leaf, the most notable running up under the edge of the cap making it look like it was put on sloppily.

The cigar lit quickly, and burned rather evenly throughout the first quarter.  The ash held tight as well, falling off after the first quarter of the cigar.   After the first quarter of this cigar, the burn did start to get a little off.  I touched up once and was good to the halfway point.  Overall, I had four touch ups throughout this smoke.

Flavor wise, the Gran Habano #3 started off with some very nice wood and spice flavors accompanied by a strong earthiness.  The flavor dissipated the more I smoked the cigar, and by mid-way, was almost gone.  The second half of the cigar did not present much in the flavor department, and tasted rather bland overall.

Would I buy it again?  Probably not, I like a lot of flavor in my cigars, and for me, it just was not there.  If the flavor at the beginning had remained, I would be answering this differently.  However, at the price that these are available at, I think they are a good deal.  They would make excellent what I call “yard gars,” and would be great when you want a smoke, but don’t have to worry about it, like when mowing the grass or working in the yard.  Should you try them?  Yes, of course.  As with all cigars, we all have different tastes and palates, just because I do not prefer one, does not mean you will not.

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