Review of Camacho Ecuador Cigar
By: Gary Manelski
Camacho Ecuador cigars are made with Ecuadorian Habano wrappers, Brazilian binders, and a blend of Honduran and Dominican filler tobaccos. These cigars are available in several sizes, including the Robusto (5 x 50) sampled for this review. A box of 20 Robustos can be purchased online for around $127, which works out to an average of $6.35 per stick.
The Camacho Ecuador Robusto began with bold full bodied flavors including earth and leather along with some sweetness and spice. Fortunately, the cigar tamed down after about five minutes, but was still close to full yet not over the top. The smoother and tamer smoke was definitely more enjoyable than the first few puffs. This cigar has some strength, but not enough to overwhelm more experienced cigar smokers (beginners beware).
The Camacho Ecuador cigar had a good draw, held a long ash, and had a relatively even burn. One minor touch-up was applied about 35 minutes into the cigar, but no relights were needed during the 50 minutes that it took me to smoke the Robusto down to two inches remaining. After getting past the first few puffs, I enjoyed this cigar enough to give it a superior rating of 4.25 points on a 5-point scale. At current prices, a very good value for a cigar of such high quality.