Tasting Note: Brilliantly colored with a few veins to the wrapper. A salt-and-pepper profile is framed by an herbal palate of tarragon, star anise and floral intonations.
- Size: Corona
- Ring Gauge: 42
- Length: 5 5/8"
- Filler: Cuba
- Binder: Cuba
- Wrapper: Cuba
- Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2012
- Price: £12.20
- Box Date: Nov. 2009
More Reviews of This Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2013
A bit firm on the draw, this woody cigar also carries notes of pepper, earth and walnuts, though the finish is a touch stemmy.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2012
Though this corona burns unevenly, it draws well. Tart initial puffs become tasty with earth, leather and coffee bean.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2010
The draw on this little cigar is firm, but this cigar is earthy and spicy with a sweet note on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2005
An attractive cigar with a slightly firm draw and an even burn. It’s very woody, somewhat dry on the palate, but pleasantly toasty and creamy. Medium-bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2003
Milk chocolate in color, with supple texture. The draw is slightly firm. The smoke is nutty, creamy and toasty, with cedary flavors and a hint of coffee. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2002
This cigar has a superb cap and a perfect draw. The burn starts crooked but corrects itself. It's a rich smoke with complex, hearty flavors including coffee, salted nuts, leather and black cherries.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2002
A dark, oily cigar with some heavy veins. The draw is very firm. The smoke is woody, rich and pleasant. Medium to full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2001
A greenish, rough wrapper. The draw is firm, verging on tight. It's sour and tangy, with some papery, sour notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 1999
A strong, full-bodied cigar that is well-made with a excellent red-brown wrapper. It has a sweet richness with leather, coffee ground and earth notes, a hint of black cherry. A little salty on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 01, 1996
There is good color to this cigar, which burns unevenly but has a fine draw. It is smooth, with some spiciness, but vegetal and grassy tastes were also detected.
Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
- Classic: 95-100
- Outstanding: 90-94
- Very good to excellent: 80-89
- Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
- Don't waste your money: 0-69