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REVIEW | Camacho Corojo Churchill

Tasting Note: Beautiful color on this cigar, which has a bumpy wrapper. The draw is fine. There’s a touch of sweetness here, with creamy, woody notes and superb balance. The finish is slightly short.

  • Body: Medium-Full
  • Size: Churchill
  • Ring Gauge: 48
  • Length: 7"

  • Filler: Honduras
  • Binder: Honduras
  • Wrapper: Honduras
  • Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2006
  • Price: $5.60

More Reviews of This Cigar

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Aug 01, 2016
Score: 88
This big Churchill is mostly wheaty and woody in character with touches of maple sweetness and an earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Feb 01, 2014
Score: 88
Sweet and cedary with a note of nutmeg. This veiny Churchill also delivers hints of brown sugar and some sharp woodiness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Oct 22, 2013
Score: 88
Sweet and cedary with a note of nutmeg. This veiny Churchill also delivers hints of brown sugar and some sharp woodiness on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Oct 01, 2013
Score: 90
Flinty flavors become floral and toasty before picking up a pleasant nuttiness. A touch of vanilla also comes through.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jun 01, 2012
Score: 84
A rough start settles down a bit to offer a perfumey smoke that leaves a heavy mineral aftertaste.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Jan 01, 2011
Score: 94
Corojo seed makes superb tobacco, but it's a fickle leaf. Because it is vulnerable to disease and yields fewer leaves per acre than newer hybrids, growing Corojo is far from easy. But in 2007 the crop in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras was superb, and today that Corojo leaf wrapper is being used to roll Camacho Corojo cigars. Camacho is a Miami company (now a subsidiary of Davidoff of Geneva) that earned some of its highest ratings ever from Cigar Aficionado this year, and this No. 5 ranking of the Camacho Corojo Churchill represents Camacho's highest finish ever in our Top 25. There's a lot to like about this cigar—it's a big, hefty smoke, medium to full bodied, and loaded with rich, leathery flavors and notes of earth and dark fruit. At less than $7, it's also a bargain, one of the best buys on our list. While the term Corojo is used quite liberally throughout the industry, it specifically refers to a seed variety created by the Rodriguez family on a tobacco plantation in Pinar del Río, Cuba, known as El Corojo. The wrapper leaves grown from the seed developed by the Rodriguez clan had flavor and color unlike anything else. Cuba no longer grows Corojo-seed tobacco, but Julio Eiroa, patriarch of the Eiroa family, former owners of Camacho, still grows tobacco from Corojo seed on his farm in the fertile Jamastran Valley of Honduras.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Dec 01, 2010
Score: 92
Beautifully dark in appearance with minor veins. There is a rich, profoundly leathery character to this cigar, which also offers dark fruit and earthy notes. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Aug 23, 2005
Score: 88
This good-looking cigar burns with an enticing aroma, but it has an inconsistent burn. It has flavors of nuts, earth and sweet wood, but it could use more depth. The finish is also somewhat short.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2003
Score: 86
Rich and leathery in appearance. The cigar has an uneven burn. It's chewy and bready, with notes of almond and sweet wood. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado, Apr 01, 2002
Score: 88
Toothy and oily, this cigar has a good draw, and burns evenly. It's toasty and rich. The flavors of caramel and cream were noted, and the cigar is medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider, Jun 01, 2001
Score: 91
This attractive cigar is peppery and grassy. It has a roasted meat flavor with hints of caramel and honey. Rich and complex.

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
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