The Cuesta Rey 898 cabinet is a 7 X 49 cigar with creamy, mellow flavors made from the famous JC Newman and Fuente family is alwayas a favorite of mine. A cameroon wrapper gives a slightly toothy edge to the mellowness from the Dominancan binder and filler.
I just discovered that there is a maduro version of this cigar!
I picked up my first 898 Cabinet at a shop I refuse to name and sat down with it. The burn was good, even and the draw was a little tougher than other Cuesta Rey’s I’m used to (like the #60 torpedo) but for the price on a mild to medium bodied cigar, it can’t be beat. Smoke time was about an hour and a half but you have to remember my smoke time is going to vary depending on where I am smoking at.