Regius Black Label Petit Robusto Cigar Review
Regius Cigars Ltd was founded in 2010 by a small group of cigar enthusiasts in London is spearheaded by Akhil Kapacee who was born in London and worked as an investment banker with Barclays Capital. Today’s we look at the cigar that started it all for the company the Regius Black Label which is a Nicaraguan puro.
Cigar Review: Regius Black Label
Ring Gauge: 50
Size: Petit Robusto
The Look: While the other sizes in the Regius Black Label line come in 25 count boxes, the Petit Robusto is packaged in boxes of 10. Inside the beautiful oily wrapper is adorned with a black, gold and red band denoting the brand name and the latin words Arbiter Elegantiae which means Judge of Elegance or Taste. The cigar is firm to the touch with a well packed foot that features some darker tobaccos in the filler.
The Notes: Once the cigar is clipped the cold draw has a rich sweetness and a strong fig note. To me the cigar actually tastes like a Fig Newton before lighting it up. The aroma off the foot has a port wine like bouquet which has me intrigued to smoke this cigar. Once the cigar is lit the initial notes are ginger spice and freshly baked bread.
Smoking the first third some pepper notes begin to appear and although they become dominant for a couple of puffs it slides into the background relatively quick. What remains is hints of sourdough bread, ginger and walnuts. The retrohale holds on to some pepper with the finish being nutty.
In the second third walnuts become dominant along side some well defined cedar and a subtle hint of apricots. The cedar aspect is intensified on the retrohale and the aroma from the cigar has a nice sweetness to it while the finish is earthy.
The last third, sees the introduction of some caramel alongside an abundance of cedar. The cigar is at its strongest during the last third which also has hints of earth and walnuts. Through the nose, the cigar is a pepper bomb but the rich robust flavors are the star of the show.
The Finish: I’ve been smoking Regius ever since I moved to New Hampshire where the cigar has had a cult following, plus the brand owner is a fun guy to be around. So when we got these in where I work at 2GuysCigars.com I was ecstatic to say the least. Simply put these are a well balanced flavorful cigar that I smoke on the regular. I’ve smoked my way through half a box of the Petit Robusto over the last 48 hours.
Price: $7.69 / $67.99 (Box of 10)