About halfway through, The Bull took on a darker taste. There was less spice, and the floral notes were gone, replaced by a rich tobacco fullness. But spice reappeared in the final third as the cigar continued to evolve. For those who enjoy a full-bodied cigar, this is one you shouldn’t miss. I give the San Lotano The Bull Robusto a strong recommendation and four stogies out of five.
Besides delivering some great flavors, perhaps one thing I that really makes the San Lotano Bull stand out is how smooth and bold this cigar is. These are two attributes that are often mutually exclusive. Even with some age, there is still plenty of strength with this cigar – and it won’t assault the palate. I like how this cigar also balances the sweetness and spice – delivering the best of both worlds. With the way this cigar has been aging, the Bull goes right into the upper echelon of A.J. Fernandez’s offerings. Because this is a stronger and fuller cigar, the Bull is something I’d recommend to a more seasoned cigar enthusiast. As for myself, this is a cigar I would smoke again – and one certainly worthy of a box purchase.
Simply put, the cigar is a San Lotano on steroids. It takes all the best parts of the others and combines them in one blend. The halfway point hits and the cigar is singing an aria from a Puccini opera. Delicious doesn’t begin to describe this stick. It’s as smooth as a piece of glass. These cigars are not cheap. More expensive than the $8 line of San Lotanos. But the extra cost is in the pudding. This is a special cigar. One to be consumed strategically. No distractions. Just you and the cigar.