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Cigar Review: Crux Cigars Limitada Redline

Crux Cigars Limitada Redline  




Crux Cigars most premiere line, dubbed “Limitada”, expanded to include three unique versions, as the company introduced the Limitada Redline.

The Limitada Redline marks the first addition to the lineup since the Limitada IPCPR in 2016, with both cigars following the original Limitada PB5 blend.

All Limitada cigars are rolled on an annual basis.



Packaging for the Crux Limitada 2019 RedLine in 10-count wooden boxes



Crux Limitada Cigars:

  • Crux Limitada PB5: 5.75 x 54 (Cuban Box Press)
  • Crux Limitada IPCPR Exclusive 2016-2018: 5 x 52 (Box Press)
  • Crux Limitada Gunner: 5 3/8 x 46 (Cuban Box Press Corona Gorda)
  • Crux Limitada RedLine: 6 x 50 (Cuban Box Press Toro) 





The Rare/Proprietary Nicaraguan Engañosa wrapper is bread crust in color showing seam with minimal tooth and vein.

Firmly packed at 6 x 50 it’s rolled in the Cuban box-pressed Toro format with a square foot and a semi rounded triple cap.

Two bands sit on the Limitada cigar, the primary band is silver and black in color with silver accents with the “CRUX” logo in white in a black background.

Under reads “LIMITADA” in white font on a silver background.

The secondary band is red with silver boarders reading “RedLine” in white font on a red background.

Pre-light aroma had notes of vanilla, nougat and roasted caramelized malt.

The cold draw produced flavors of dried fruit, cedar and leather spice.







A bouquet of sweet aromas off the toasted foot.

First light flavors of sweet charred cedar and heavy leather spice.

When the blend settles in flavors of malt, light coffee and cedar.

The background profile is producing oily vegetal flavors with a balance of cinnamon spice.

The retro-hale is producing complex allspice through the nose with a finish of buttery caramel.




In the second half core flavors of creamy malt, coffee and rich cedar are up front and on point.

The background profile remains consistent with oily vegetal and sweet warm cinnamon spice at a level of MED.

The retro-hale has a continued production of allspice that’s balancing in with all aforementioned flavors with an extra-long finish of floral and whipped buttery caramel.




Heading into the final third the Crux Red Line Limitada has remained consistent, complex and balanced with core flavors of creamy malt, light coffee and rich cedar with a mild char.

Oily vegetal and light cinnamon spice remain consistent as a background influence balancing in with the up front core flavors.

A slight increase on the retro-hale with FULL allspice through the nose evolving into flavors of whipped buttery toffee and caramel.




• CONSTRUCTION: The vitola is box-pressed, firmly packed with a palpable softness. There were no cracks or blemishes on the light brown wrapper.


• BURN: Consistent combustion of wrapper, binder and filler with a straight burn line. A semi-circular thick carbon line was visible on the lighter colored wrapper.


• ASH: The salt and pepper colored ash held an inch-plus requiring little force to tap off.


• CUT: A v-cut was used on all examples smoked for review.


• DRAW: The draw was wide open with little to zero resistance. Smoke output was thick and abundant.


• RE-LIGHTS: Zero re-lights required during active smoking.


• FIRE: Jetline triple torch lighter.


• STRENGTH: MED bodied wheelhouse.




With a pretty solid core line Crux cigars are always enjoyable, especially the Limitada offerings.

The Crux RedLine produced distinct flavors of creamy malt, light coffee and rich cedar with a consistency of cinnamon spice from first light to final third.

A balancing dose of all spice through the nose on the retro produced an extra-long finish in a MED bodied format that would be optimal for pairing with morning or evening coffee.





Cigar reviewed: Limitada Redline from Crux Cigars

Cigars for review: Purchased (Box)

Cigars smoked for review: 3

Cigar Smoke Rate: 93

Size: 6 x 50 (Cuban box-pressed Toro)

Wrapper: Rare/Proprietary Nicaraguan Engañoso

Binder: Connecticut Broadleaf

Filler: Nicaragua/Dominican Republic

Production: 1,000 boxes for 2019

Box count: 10

Country of origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Plasencia Cigars S.A.

Information: Crux Press Release/Cigar Coop

Photos by: Cigar Smoke


Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder
Toar Campbell

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