Archive for January 23, 2012

Don Pepin Garcia Serie JJ “Little Robusto”

Posted in Cigar Reviews on January 23, 2012 by Griff

Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Size: 4 ½ x 50

Pre Light

I recently purchased a box of these little robusto because first and foremost they are for a great cause. To read more about the cause and background of this cigar CLICK HERE. They come in boxes of 24 and go for around $154. The wrapper on these is a light shade of brown with a sweet barnyard smell to it. The wrapper also has minimal veins and it feels well packed from head to foot. After snipping off the cap there is a free flowing draw with tastes of spice and cocoa.

1st Third

As I take my first few puffs of this JJ I am met with that typical Pepin pepper right off the bat, but it quickly dies down. After the pepper dissipates I am met with wood and a slight cocoa after taste. There is a lot of smoke coming off this little stick.

2nd Third

The sweetness here kicked up a notch along with the pepper again. The woody flavor that was in the forefront of the cigar is still there and seems to be the signature of the smoke. As I started the second half of my JJ the wrapper really started to unravel but is still smoking just needing a touch up here and there.

Final Third

Wrapping up this JJ the flavor profile stayed the same. The wrapper finally fixed itself and continued to smoke at a good pace. The ash was a little flakey on the edges but still held on for over an inch and was a dark grey color.


The Serie JJ isn’t the most complex cigar but the flavor profile was is still ok. Besides the one I smoked for this review the rest I have smoked didn’t have the construction problems this one had. Even if you don’t like them you should buy them just to support their cause.

Keep em burnin’



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