Assessment Updates will be posted on this web-site to: 1) Assess “pre-review” cigars that were not given a rating or score (typically pre-release cigars); 2) Provide numeric ratings to cigars previously assessed prior to the implementation of the numeric scoring system; 3) Provide a re-assessment and re-score of a previously assessed/score cigars. Today, we provide an assessment rating and score to the Tres Reynas cigar. This was a pre-release cigar we did a pre-review for back in August 2012.
The Tres Reynas Cigar is a joint project between two of the iconic families in the cigar business – the Quesadas and the Garcias. In
particular it was the daughters of the family, Patricia and Raquel
Quesada (S.A.G. Imports) and Janny Garcia of My Father Cigars that
spearheaded the project. In a nutshell, the cigar is made at the My Father Cigars factory and S.AG. Imports is handling the distribution. The cigar made its debut at the 2012 IPCPR Trade Show.
The cigar’s blend consists of a Connecticut Broadleaf wrapper over a Nicaraguan filler and binder. The cigar is available in three sizes (a Robusto, Toro, and Gordo) and only 1000 boxes of each have been produced. Like our original assessment, we sampled the robusto vitola again.
The Tres Reynas is dominated by its mocha flavors. There are also leather, cream, and pepper notes present. One big difference on the flavor profile is that there seemed to be more pepper spice on the onset of this smoke. The flavors also matured nicely since the sample I smoked from the IPCPR Trade Show. While this cigar doesn’t have a lot of flavor transitions, it does provide some robust notes. These flavors can best be described as medium to full-bodied. There is a nice kick to this cigar – and also assessed this to be medium to full in terms of strength. The strength and body complement each other very nicely.
Construction was outstanding as it yielded an excellent burn and draw.
Assessment: Nice to Have