The Qunto No.50 Robusto is a cigar made in Costa Rica, designed by Blerim Destani, an Albanian actor who grew up in Germany. Qunto is a term that refers to someone or something that has a great future ahead. These cigars are rolled at the Vegas de Santiago, a well-known producer from Costa Rica.
• Country of Origin: Costa Rica
• Size: 50 x 127 mm (5″)
• Wrapper: Ecuador
• Binder: Ecuador
• Filler: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Peru
• Price: €9
Aesthetically, the cigar is well constructed. The wrapper is of a Colorado shade and is smooth to the touch.
Qunto No.50 Robusto: unlit, it reveals hints of earth. The opening presents notes of hay and spices.
The first third alternates earth and roasted notes. Strength is slightly above medium (3.5/5).
The second third continues on with earth and roasted flavors. There is also a vegetable nuances present. The base turns slightly bitter, while the strength becomes medium-full (4/5).
In the last third, the cigar becomes particularly bitter and this makes it difficult to smoke, which forces me to toss the cigar.
Overall, the Qunto No.50 Robusto releases a discrete smoke in the first half. After that, it progressively becomes more bitter. The flavor profile is not particularly large and the evolution is also quite contained.