H.R. for Hiroshi Robaina, the man, the myth, the legend set out to create a cigar that exaggerates “cuban like” characteristics through the making of the H.R. Claro and there is no doubt that this cigar is made in line with the highest standards. Only under a microscope would you be able to really point out any flaws. Even the way the caps were set, was a thing of art.
Unfortunately I had multiple challenges with the burn. From the onset, this cigar started to run a bit and at multiple points this smoke went out abruptly without any precautionary signs or warnings. All these flaws weren’t fatal but certainly disrupting to the experience overall.
The flavor intended to be “cubanesque” really came out quickly in this cigar, showing off mild and sweet undertones, shrouded in a creaminess that I can only describe as “like eating a cloud”, if we could do such a thing. It exudes a simplicity that is truly admirable.
$10.50 is the average price paid, which I feel is appropriate but walking a tightrope of an unbalanced value. Either way it’s certainly worth a try if you like a cuban style cigar with some extra flair.
La Familia Robaina
The Robaina family has been growing tobacco on the same farm near Pinar Del Rio, Cuba since 1845. In
2010 the Robaina’s expanded their operation by partnering with growers in Nicaragua and Ecuador. The
family is known for growing some of the best tobacco in the world.