The Millennium Blend was originally released in 1999, and it was limited to only the Lancero vitola. Throughout the years additional lines were added on, and in 2001 they added the Robusto vitola which I am reviewing today. The tobacco in this line is aged for a minimum of four years, and features a wrapper that has been fermented for an additional period of time. The cigar is composed of predominantly Dominican tobacco, featuring Dominican fillers and a Dominican binder. The wrapper on the cigar however is Connecticut seed that is Sun-grown in Ecuador. The cigar has a light Colorado coloring and it is very smooth and silky with almost no veins present. The aroma of the cigar is that of cedar, hay, cocoa and lemongrass, and it is very enjoyable.
I am in the final third of the cigar now and it is still smoking wonderfully. This is a cigar and line that shows great Dominican and Cubanesque qualities. It is a cigar that is meant to capture smokers throughout the whole world, and it is a global line because of that. The burn line remained razor sharp in the final third, and with that it was still producing that lovely light gray, near white ash. The strength of the cigar was remaining at a medium body throughout, and it is definitely a solid medium body smoke. In terms of flavors the cigar began to show some more grassy and hay notes in this third, and the cocoa and coffee bean flavor profile became somewhat softer. There was still a lovely light spice and floral flavor profile to the cigar, and it had a very smooth finish that was enjoyable all the way to the nub.
|Millennium Blend Robusto|