Cigar: Flor de Selva Robusto Maduro
Country of Origin: Honduras
Wrapper: Natural Maduro from Jamastrán, Honduras
Binder: Mata Fina, Brazil
Filler: Habano Jamastrán – Ligero Azacualpa, Honduras
Appearance: (A) The color of the wrapper has an oily, coffee bean hue.
The Flor de Selva Robusto Madura is a moderately strong and well balanced cigar from first light to final puff that blends tobaccos grown in Honduras and Brazil. One of the cleanest tasting cigars I’ve enjoyed in a long time, its qualities are reminiscent of more high-end, luxury Davidoff cigars. The fact that you can snatch up a Flor de Selva for a mere fraction of the cost of a Davidoff is among its chief appeals – but that’s not all it’s got going for it.
Some cigars burst with flavor straight from the start, but the Flor de Selva takes its time, delivering a subtly flavorful experience. Hints of cocoa and cedar become more prominent the further you smoke. The distinct but not unpleasant flavor of black pepper is also present through the retrohale, but it’s far from overwhelming.
Final Verdict: The Flor de Selva Robusto Madura is a solid cigar with subtle, understated flavor and a price point that makes it a worthy alternative to far more expensive Davidoff cigars.
Reviewed by: Brandon Hayes