Corona

San Lotano Oval Corona

SCORE
91
points
COUNTRY
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
GAUGE
44 44
STRENGH
Medium-Full
Medium-Full

Tasting Note

If ever there was an ergonomic cigar, the San Lotano Oval is it. Semi-pressed and contoured, the Oval is named for its ovular head, flat body and dramatically rounded edges that allow the cigar to sit very comfortably in the mouth. It's made by A. J. Fernandez, who has been making third-party brands for quite some time. Fernandez eventually branched out on his own and started the San Lotano line in 2010, which he says is named for his family's brand in Cuba before the revolution. His factory is located in Estelí. In 2011, Fernandez brought the unique San Lotano Oval to market, taking into consideration both function and form. The robust flavors are informed by a Habano 2000 wrapper from Ecuador combined with a leathery, woody-tasting blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco that leaves a pleasant, dried-cherry aftertaste.

Details

Body: Medium-Full


Size: Corona


Ring Gauge: 44


Length: 5 1/2"


Filler: Nicaragua, Honduras


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Ecuador


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013


Price: $7.85


Designation: Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 25


More Reviews of this Cigar

91
points
Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2012

91
points
Cigar Insider: Mar 20, 2012

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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