Flores y Rodriguez
Connecticut Valley Reserve Robusto Maduro

Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.0
Gauge: 52

Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Binder: Ecuador & Nicaragua (Jalapa)
Filler: Dominican Corojo, Condegan Criollo ’98 (Nicaragua)
Blender/Creator:
Factory: PDR Cigars Factory
Country: Dominican Republic
Purchase Source: ThompsonCigar.com
Date Purchased: May 17, 2018
Price: $4.00
Date Smoked: March 12, 2021

Connecticut Valley Reserve Robusto Maduro

10/22/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 215: 2.5-Mile Cigar
 Connecticut Broadleaf, Connecticut Valley Reserve, Dominican Republic, Flores y Rodriguez, PDR Cigars Do cold weather temperatures make cigars smoke faster? I’ve been noticing that my cigars are being consumed at a faster rate than normal on these morning Cigar Walks… is it because I have the cigar in-hand, or is it because of the change to colder temperatures?

Anyway, I knew this was bound to be a deep and rich Cigar Walk with this oily Connecticut Broadleaf wrapped Connecticut Valley Reserve Maduro by Flores y Rodriguez

This specimen has been marinating in the TupperDor for two-years (February 2018)… and it was Tasty!

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08/09/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 140: 3.0-Mile Cigar
Connecticut Broadleaf, Connecticut Valley Reserve, Dominican Republic, Flores y Rodriguez, PDR Cigars The Connecticut Valley Reserve by Flores y Rodriguez is about as handsome and delicious as you can get with a cigar.

This morning’s 3-Mile trek with this firmly packed Connecticut Broadleaf wrapped Connecticut Valley Reserve Maduro in Robusto was a perfect combination to keep me company in a flavorful way… I need to pull these out more often. I keep forgetting about them.

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04/15/2020
COVID-19 Cigar Walk, Day 24: 3.0-Mile Cigar


03/01/2019
 Connecticut Broadleaf, Connecticut Valley Reserve, Flores y RodriguezAhhhhhh, Earth, Cocoa, Spice, Coffee, Wood, Earth, Nutty, Charred Meat, Chocolate, and Cherry Sweetness.

This is my third Connecticut Valley Reserve by Flores y Rodriguez and I’m rejoicing because I know I can sit back and enjoy those flavors I just described.

I’m totally in my comfort zone with this cigar that hits pretty much all my flavor checkboxes.

These can be hard to find at the correct price, so either spend the dough or look for these to go on sale. I think they’re normally around $15-bucks… Ouch!

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The Experience

Appearance:Oily
Combustion:Even
Ash: Even
Draw:
Smoke Output: Medium
Flavor: Earthy
Strength: Medium
Body:
Finish: Complex
Value: Good
Overall Rating (1-5): 3

The Cigar

Chocolate: 2
Coffee: 3
Cream: 3
Earthy:
Fruit:
Grass/Hay: 2
Leather: 3
Pepper: