The cigars belonging to these line have been launched in 2011. The Black Market feature a Nicaraguan wrapper, while binder is a Sumatra. The filler consist of a receta of tobaccos from Panama and Honduras.
This Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto has a cepo of 52 x 133 mm in length.
- Country of origin: Honduras
- Size: 52 x 133 mm (5.2″)
- Capa: Jalapa Valley – Nicaragua
- Capote: Sumatra
- Tripa:Panama and Honduras
- Price: 5.5 € | 5.5 $
These smokes are quite attractive. After removing the large band, a new one shows with more traditional dimensions (in the mid part). The wrapper is smooth, oily and with a maduro oscuro shade to it. Construction is outstanding: head and foot are well crafted, and the filling appears perfect when touched.
Alec Bradley Black Market Robusto: before lighting the cigar up, hints of ripe fruit can be perceived. The opening is refined, very creamy. Since the first puff the aroma palette is distinguished: fine spices and cinnamon.
These aromas are also present in the beginning of the first third. Moving on this Robusto changes to earthy notes. It is a refined, elegant smoke, medium bodied (3/5). A fresh bouquet is definitely present. The cigar give off light nuts hints, almond in particular. The background turns step by step sweet. Ripe fruit notes, with minor spicy (white pepper) background, grow in intensity.
The second third features an increase of the intensity of spices, and piquant notes can be perceived. Almond flavors are coupled with a very sweet background taste. Body grows up to medium to full level (4/5).
The third third changes to leathery aromas. The sweet background is lost, and the strength also decreases, back to a medium level (3/5). The cigar gives off aromatic herbs, with piquant after-taste. Finish is rich, resembling pipe tobacco flavors, of great finesse and aroma. Body is still medium (3/5). Refined and classy.
Smoke is dense and heavy for the entire duration. The burn is symmetric, without requirement for corrections. Ash is very compact, light grey colored.
Overall, a refined, very distinguished cigar. At first sight this Black Market Robusto gives a different impression compared to his real character. It represents not a rough, masculine smoke, rather a balanced, sweet one, with a quality aromas palette. It delivers elegant tastes, well assembled and packed. Additional peculiarity is the body: it grows up in the first two thirds, while it decreases in the last one, coming back to the initial one.