And with the new continental campaign now just a week-and-a-half away, Robshaw says that looking back at previous tournaments at Monday's English and Welsh launch in Cardiff has whetted his appetite for what lies ahead.
"There is always added excitement with the Heineken Cup. That's what makes it so special," said Robshaw.
"When you come to launches and see all the montages of past finals and you imagine what could happen here in Cardiff, it does get you excited.
"You think back to games like our wins over Toulouse away and Stade Francais at home: they're games that will live long in the memory and that's what the competition is about.
"Once we get into the Heineken Cup, the games come around thick and fast and they are very challenging. It's a very different competition to the Aviva Premiership: it has a different kind of feel to it whether you're home or away and it has that sense of magic about it."
Quins have been drawn in one of the toughest groups of all this time around after seeing their name sit alongside French high flyers ASM Clermont Auvergne and Racing Metro, as well as previous semi-finalists the Scarlets.
Robshaw admits that reaching the knockout stages for the second successive year won't be an easy task, but he insists that simply adds to the excitement and the mystic surrounding Europe's top tournament.
"We do have a challenging pool, but so does everyone. And that's what you want to test yourselves against," added Robshaw, whose team welcome the Scarlets to the Twickenham Stoop in Round 1.
"We saw what the Scarlets did to Northampton last season in the first game (the Scarlets won with a bonus point at Franklin's Gardens). So we'll have to be on our mettle from game one.
"Hopefully we can hit the ground running because, although you don't win anything in the first couple of games, you can be a long way off the pace if you don't get a couple of wins."