Archive for November 28, 2011

Zino Platinum Grand Master

Posted in Cigar Reviews on November 28, 2011 by Griff

Wrapper: Connecticut/Ecuador

Binder: Connecticut

Filler: Dominican/Peru

Size: 5 ½ x 52

Cost: $15

Pre Light

The Grand Master is a double capped mild cigar brought to us by the good people at Zino. The Connecticut wrapper is very light and looks extremely delicate. The cold wrapper has a sweet smell to it and so does the draw of the foot. The draw is perfect not too tight and not too loose.

1st Third

The cigar starts off smooth and creamy with no spice. The burn has been good with flavors of cocoa and coffee here in the first inch or so. It is very mild but the flavors aren’t dull at all.

2nd Third

The ash is holding on for quite a long time and the burn has needed no touch ups so far. The cocoa and coffee are still there with notes of wood coming and going. It’s burning pretty cool and at a good pace.

Final Third

The flavors of this Zino stayed the same throughout the entire experience. The construction of the cigar was great, I had no problems with the burn.


For being a $15 cigar I was expecting a little more. I mean I know it was a mild Connecticut cigar but still the cigar did not live up to the price tag at all. I’d rather grab an EP Carrillo New Wave or Perdomo Champagne if I am looking for a mild morning smoke. Construction was great but this cigar won’t be going in my humidor unless it’s a gift.  But hey that’s just my opinion give it a try for yourself.

Keep em burnin’



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