MBombay Habano Gordo

MBombay Habano

Mbombay Habano Gordo 1

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Ecuadorian Criollo

Filler: Nicaraguan and Peruvian

Size: 6×60 Gordo

Price: $12.50

Acquired: Samples sent courtesy of Bombay Tobak/MBombay Cigars

Cigars Smoked: 3

Smoking Conditions: Cold, cold, cold.

Once again our good friends at Bombay Tobak, makers of the MBombay cigar lines, have sent us another great cigar to review.   This cigar, the MBombay Habano Gordo is a 6×60 behemoth that is sure to impress any large ring gauge smokers.

Mbombay Habano Gordo 2

First Thoughts: It’s a big stick. I will be completely honest and upfront, I am not regularly a large ring cigar smoker. That aside, I will do my best to give an unbiased and accurate review of this cigar.

Looks: The MBombay Habano Gordo comes wrapped in cellophane and has an impressive look to it. Looking at the cigar in the 6×60 size, you know you are about to smoke one hell of a cigar. The band is similar to the other MBombay cigar lines excluding the sizes with the oversized bands. Trimmed in red and gold and displaying the wording, “MBOMBAY” set upon a cream and floral background. I read in another review recently that the band reminded them of a Persian rug and I think that observation is pretty spot on.

Mbombay Habano Gordo band

The wrapper leaf of the MBombay Habano is medium brown in color with some light veining. The wrapper leaf has a somewhat suede finish to it.

Taste: Upon first lighting this cigar, I was greeted with flavor notes of wood, slight leather, and the slightest bit of pepper. The cigar has a subtle sweetness to it. Approximately halfway through the MBombay Habano the wood notes remain present and dominant whereas the pepper and leather notes have faded. There is a definite nuttiness and a bit of light coffee and cocoa flavors present now. Three quarters of the way in and the previously mentioned flavors are all still present but the nuttiness has taken over as the dominant flavor note. The cigar finishes with notes of wood, mild cocoa, and nuttiness in a very pleasant flavor profile. Overall the cigar was fairly consistent and enjoyable on the flavor profile.

Strength: Medium

Burn: The burn overall was pretty good. Each of the cigars I smoked were smoked outdoors in some pretty low temperatures. One cigar burned with no problems, the other two needed one touch up to remain even. I am going to write that off just based on wind, low temps, and even snow on one day.

Buy it? If you enjoy big ring gauge cigars then this is definitely a stick that you need to try! The flavor profile is on point and offers a very pleasurable smoking experience. Pair that with good quality construction and good burn and you have one heck of a smoking machine.

MBombay Habano

The MBombay Habano is available in five sizes – each in 20 box counts.

Robusto: 4 1/2 x 48
Corona: 5 x 43
Belicoso: 5 x 52
Gordo: 6 x 60
Churchill: 7 x 48

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