Short Robusto Magic or… Size Doesn’t Matter !

The trend these days seems to be that Cuban cigar brands are releasing more compact cigars that can be consumed and enjoyed more quickly in our ever increasing hectic schedules.  Now I want to establish that I am a gentleman and a man of leisure so size isn’t as important with me which means I have all the time I need to savor every puff of the mighty Lusitania, the sublime Esplendido or H. Upmann’s 2009 Edicion Limitada Magnum 48.  This short robusto with a 48 ring gauge and length 4 3/8″ entered into the marketplace sporting an attractive dark brown wrapper and a smoking time that may be a bit more manageable than it’s big brothers the Magnum 46 or 50 but there is nothing lacking in the quality of the smoking experience of this cigar since it is closer to the Magnum 50 in flavor profile which tells you we’re talking about a rich, sweet taste but can be enjoyed in half the time.  I can’t wait to see what a year or so in the humidor will do to this cigar, I’ve never been know to be very patient, but only time will tell.