The Sindicato Cigar Company describes themselves as:
“…a company that creates unique brands and premium handmade blends catering to the evolving tastes of our consumers. The company is led by a group of experts who have multiple decades of experience and are among the top minds in the cigar industry. They have come together to put tobacco retailers and consumers first, and to create brands and blends they know people will love. The company produces premium brands such as Sindicato, Affinity, Hex, and Casa Bella. Based in Boca Raton, FL, Sindicato sells through hundreds of tobacco retailers throughout the United States.”
The first cigar I reviewed from Sindicato was the Particulares Cremas, back in 2017. The cigar was a collaboration between Sindicato Cigars and Casa Fernandez (now Aganorsa Leaf). Today I have the pleasure of talking about the Sindicato Cubico Toro.
The Sindicato Cubico was introduced at the 2018 IPCPR in Las Vegas, and is a full production line for the company.
The company describes the blend as:
- Wrapper – Ecuadorian Cubano
- Binder – Nicaraguan
- Filler – Nicaraguan, Dominican
The Cubico is expressed in 4 box pressed vitolas and each comes packaged in 20-count boxes.
- Corona (5 1/2 x 46) MSRP $7.95
- Robusto (5 x 54) MSRP $8.25
- Toro (6 x 54) MSRP $8.75
- Gran Toro (6 x 60) MSRP $8.95
For this review, I sampled the Sindicato Cubico toro which I received as part of the swag and cigars at this year’s Smoke Inn – Great Smoke event.
The Sindicato Cubico is an oily, medium brown cigar, that is lightly boxed pressed and has just a mild grit along the wrapper. There are minimal veins and the cigar is nicely packed with no soft spots.The Cubico is nicely finished with a double cap.
The band that adorns the Cubico has a modern look to it, utilizing a gold, silver, and black motif. The name “Cubico” is centered in the middle and “Sindicato” is printed just below in silver. There are lightly embossed cubes, that run across the name, which you may not see if you don’t get the light to shine on the band at a correct angle.
I ran the Cubico across the nose and detected a pungent aroma along the barrel and wonderfully enticing set of chocolate and raisin notes off the foot.
I sliced the cap straight across the shoulder of the cigar and proceeded with a cold draw exam. The draw was spot on and continued to intrigue my palate with notes of chocolate and nut sensations.
This is starting out to be a fine journey as I cold puffed a bit more to savor the pre-light note. Eventually it was time to ignite the Cubico and burn it to ash. My triple flame torch was the lighter of choice to warm the foot to an even orange glow as I drew in the first puffs of dark chocolate and spice ladened smoke. Follow along as I break down the Sindicato Cubico.
Cigar Review Notes
- Smooth pleasant start dark chocolate and light spice
- Light grey ash medium thick and mildly wavy char line
- Bright citrus notes awaken the palate after about and inch of burn
- Full volume of smoke
- Applewood BBQ notes enter the profile
- Citrus becomes more tart and lingers on the palate
- Ash is holding strong and the burn has straightened out beautifully
- Light pepper notes add to the profile deep in second third
- Butternut aromas waft off the foot
- Mild wave in burn
- Cedar notes blend into the mix with chocolate and nut nuances
- Touch of bitterness
- Chocolate aroma
- Mild spice notes down to nub
- Medium to Full in strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 35 minutes
Overall, the Sindicato Cubico was a satisfying smoke that offered mostly pleasant flavors and aromas. It carried an amazingly long ash before falling and had a decent burn throughout the journey with just a mild wave here and there. I would certainly suggest picking up a fiver of these and I rate this a 92.
Point Deductions: (-1) Wavy Burn; (-1) Off Centered Burn Cone; (-1) Bitterness Deep in Second Third
Bonus Points: (+1) Extreme Ash