Zino Emperor Edition Crown Series 2009

Wrapper: Ecuadorian

Binder: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Size: 5 x 58

Pre Light

This expensive ass cigar is a dark shade of brown and has a very oily sheen to it.  The aroma off this stick is of sweet barnyard aroma with a slight peppery spice to it.  After slicing the cap off I take a cold drag which is free and has a wood and spice note coming through.  The cigar is also well packed from head to foot.

1st Third

The first few puffs are giving me the wood and pepper I received off the cold draw but the pepper quickly dies down and is replaced with notes of chocolate. The burn is pretty even and with the oils on the wrapper it’s burning nicely.

2nd Third

The smoke on this Zino is quite thick and has a nice room aroma. It almost lingers right in front of your face.  The wood and chocolate flavors continue here in the middle portion of the smoke but I am also met with a coffee flavor.

Final Third

The wood flavor seems to be the main focus of the cigar with the chocolate and a creamy coffee being complimentary.  The burn stayed straight and cool throughout and the smoke aroma wasn’t pleasant as well.


I enjoyed the cigar very much and have no complaints except for the price of the cigar being over $20 I can safely say I won’t be smoking many of these except on special occasions. Flavors were great and construction was well done.

Keep em burnin


2 Responses to “Zino Emperor Edition Crown Series 2009”

  1. Thats a steep price to pay but I have heard good things about Zino… although not sure I will be hunting any of these out any time soon

  2. abraxas828282 Says:

    Thanx for the review Gruff. Unfortunately, I have not ever had a Sink that I thought was worth the price. However, I do agree with you that they are good special occation cigars. Keep up the great work brother!

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