Cusano 18 Year Gordo
Country Dominican Republic
Ring gauge 54
Wrapper Connecticut shade
Filler Brazil, Dominican Republic
Binder Connecticut shade
The cusano brand started out making cigars in 1995 and started to create some very unique blends. This cigar has been created to continue on and reinforce that legacy. It is one of my personal favorites from the brand. There is so much that goes into this cigar from the double Connecticut wrapper one used as the wrapper the other as the binder. To the 18 year old Dominican wrapper leaves used as the fillers, they were part of an experiment done in the 1980’s and for they could not be used for wrappers if the cigar was longer than 4 inches. Some might think that using these “supposed to be” wrappers as the filler would not turn out well but it does.
Appearance: The look of this cigar is beautiful. The wrapper is almost perfect not a visible imperfection in sight. The construction of the stick makes you not want to waste a single second to light it up but also makes you step back and look at the beauty.
Flavor: This is one of the creamiest cigars I have ever had. I feel this goes well with a nice beer instead of something hard. It is very complex and changes tastes multiple times throughout the smoke. You will get a smooth and silky flavor mostly though. It is a very sweet cigar which everyone can enjoy from time to time.
Draw and Finish: When you have a cigar this size draw is one of the hardest things to get right. On this little beauty you get a very nice draw every time. The finish is a tad harsher but not by much, it is a pleasant smoke through and through.
Value: For someone on a budget this is a perfect match for you because these only run about $4.50 a stick! It is something that I regularly have in my humidor and I would encourage you to do the same. It is a great smoke for an evening to relax or at a bar with your friends it is very versatile.
Conclusion: I normally smoke a medium to full cigar and that fits most of my needs but when I’m looking for a milder flavored cigar this would be the one to reach for. They make perfect gift to someone who might not smoke as often as you and it won’t break your bank. Cusano definitely accomplished what they were looking for in keeping their legacy of unique blends and flavor.
Review by: David Carley
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