- If the worst thing I can say about a cigar is that the company website is annoying, I guess that’s pretty good. Before I get into the cigar, let me bitch about the website a little. If one is going to have music playing on a website, please allow me the option of turning it off. As much as I love Jean Michel Jarre’s Oxygene, a 30 second loop playing over and over gets annoying. I shouldn’t have to mute my whole system while the site is open. I know, cigar company websites are a pet peeve of mine and your sick of hearing me bitch, but it’s a necessary marketing tool in 2016, and it’s really not hard to keep them updated, user-friendly and free of typos. Rant over. All that being said, the Bugatti Ambassador Robusto is a really good smoke. Bugatti cigars used to be made by Perdomo, but they have re-tooled and returned to the market with some new blends, which I suspected were coming out of PDR, and was able to verify that suspicion through some research (I did ask directly, but received no response). The cigar is 5″ x 52 and is beautiful to look at. It has a Ecuador Habano wrapper that is smooth, milk chocolate-brown and has a distinct triple cap, with Dominican and Nicaraguan fillers. Construction on the samples I smoked was perfect, they cut well, drew well and smoked perfectly. Considering these are priced in the $10 range, this should be a given. I was impressed with the medium bodied, smoothness of the smoke, with sweet, creamy flavors with a hint of spice. There was an interesting change about midway though that caught my attention, an increase in the exotic spice flavor. I had some trouble letting these go, and smoked them to a nub. The presentation is very nice, the bands have a mix of holographic, prism lettering on a background of a black carbon fiber design, with red accents, and the boxes look really slick as well. These come in a Toro as well as a half corona in tins (which is what tipped me off to the PDR connection), I would happily sample either size if I were to encounter these in a store. My research didn’t turn up many outlets for this line, so I’m not sure where you might find these, but if you happen to come across this cigar it’s certainly worth a try. I enjoyed them fully.
That’s all for now, Until the next time,