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I recently smoked the La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto, a decent cigar at a reasonable price. I have provided my full review below. This content uses referral links.

La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

A recent shipment from Cigar of the Month included the La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto. This was a decent cigar at a great price.

La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto 

This Dominican cigar had a blend of Nicaraguan Jalapa, Dominican Piloto Cubano, Dominican Olor, and Brazilian Mata Fina fillers. It also contained a San Andrés Mexican binder and a Nicaraguan Jalapa wrapper. This medium-bodied cigar was a nice, enjoyable smoke.

Cigar of the Month recommends pairing it with a full-bodied cabernet. I had mine with a similar red wine, and the two went together well.

In my grading system and review below, I have adopted the Cigar Journal: For the Discerning Aficionado method. It provides an excellent system for keeping track of my favorite smokes, and I recommend it to any cigar smoker.

Time of the Smoke

It took me about an hour to work through this cigar.

Look of the Label 

As the picture indicates, the label was eloquent. It was complex but not over the top.

3/3 points

La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press’ Condition 

This cigar’s construction was nearly flawless. It was a beautiful cigar with a rich, dark wrapper.

7/7 points

Feel of the Cigar 

I found the cigar to be a bit too firm. There was not much give on the squeeze, leading me to fear there would be some issues with the draw. Fortunately, however, these fears did not bear out.

2/3 points

Aroma of the Wrapper 

The pre-lit cigar smelled of cream and earth. It was nice but just a bit too subtle.

2/3 points

The Cut 

The cut was perfect. I was able to slice off the cap quickly and without issue, leaving the structure of the cigar completely intact.

1/1 point

Lighting the La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press 

The La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto was a bit stubborn, but it eventually lit up fine.

1/1 point

The Draw 

The draw was perfect from beginning to end. It was smooth and effortless while still maintaining an appropriate amount of resistance.

5/5 points


On the retrohale, I picked up hints of earth and cream. It was smooth but nothing special.

6/9 points

La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press’ Flavor 

On the cold draw, I picked up notes of earth and leather. After the light, I tasted hints of spice, leather, earth, and wood. It was a pleasant smoke, but there was nothing special about it. It was run of the mill for a premium cigar.

15/21 points

Aroma of the Smoke 

After the initial light, the cigar’s smoke smelled of leather and earth. The aroma was quite subtle, however, and just ok.

5/7 points

The Burn 

This cigar burned fine all the way through. It never caused me any problem.

2/2 points

The Ash 

The ash was fine. It was nothing impressive, but it also didn’t cause any trouble.

1/1 point

Effect of the Smoke 

I know that this is a bit of an odd category to consider. As the author of The Cigar Journal: For the Discerning Aficionado notes, however, if the best-tasting cigar in the world makes you sick, it’s not a great cigar for you. This area is, therefore, very personal. Some low-quality cigars will make most people sick. Still, when you’re talking about premium cigars, different people will react differently to different cigars.

The La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Robusto left me feeling relaxed and mellow, precisely what I want.

30/30 points

La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press’ Tobacco 

This cigar showed itself to be well-made here. No flakes of tobacco found their way into my mouth at any point during the smoke.

7/7 points

La Gloria Cubana Spanish Press Final Grade 

Overall, this cigar was not overly impressive, but it was a good cigar, nonetheless. At $4.00 per stick, it’s also an excellent value.

Final Grade: 87 / B+

Cigar of the Month Club   

As always, I recommend Monthly Clubs’ Cigar of the Month Club. I’ve been a member for years, and I love it. If you join, you’ll get five premium cigars delivered right to your door every month for just $32.95, including shipping.  

(There’s also a slightly more expensive Rare Cigar Club available, for those who are interested.)  

The opportunity to try a variety of high-quality cigars and to learn more about cigars in general through the accompanying tasting notes has been an invaluable experience for me. I have enjoyed being a member, and I recommend giving it a try.  

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