|Earthy and cedary, this extremely well-made corona has a solid core of complex cocoa flavor that only improves as it smokes.|
|Issue||Cigar Insider – Jun 25, 2013|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2018 | Score: 90
Though covered in a dull, off-colored wrapper, this cigar draws and burns beautifully, offering a nutty, fruity smoke with a touch of sour cherry and honey-like finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2016 | Score: 90
Rolled with a rounded head, this cigar beings with delicate notes of fruit and nuts before developing a sweet, tangy honey and orange peel character.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 07, 2014 | Score: 90
Pleasantly medium bodied with notes of almond, dried red fruit and a touch of minerals. The draw is open and lush, and the burn is even.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2014 | Score: 90
Pleasantly medium-bodied with notes of almond, dried red fruit and a touch of minerals. The draw is open and lush.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 24, 2010 | Score: 90
A solidly rolled and attractive cigar with a very even burn. It’s a woody tasting cigar with some orange peel notes a spicy finish and exquisite balance.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2009 | Score: 90
This grayish corona wears a veiny wrapper. The even burn forms a very white ash while the even draw produces a very sweet and nutty smoke with an earthy, fruity finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 19, 2009 | Score: 90
This corona has an even burn and forms a white ash. The smooth, even draw produces a sweet and nutty smoke with an earthy, fruity finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2007 | Score: 92
An oily Cameroon with a perfect draw. It’s a slow starter, but the smoke warms turning creamy and rich with a good balance of cedar and spicy notes. Nutty elements are also present on the long finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 24, 2006 | Score: 89
This corona burns evenly, giving off a rich, nutty aroma. It delivers a nice range of cocoa, roasted coffee and charred wood flavors. The finish is nutty as well.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 88
This cigar burns and draws well. It’s cedary and savory, with a woody core and some nose spice. Medium bodied.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2002 | Score: 89
Lots of toothy and good shine to the wrapper on this well-made cigar. It draws well, showing off peppery flavors with woody notes. There's a good spiciness present as well.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2002 | Score: 89
This well-made cigar has a toothy wrapper and good shine. The draw is nearly perfect, and the smoke is peppery with notes of cedar. It's earthy and rich, with a pleasant spiciness.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2000 | Score: 89
A beautiful cedary character. It is well made, with a medium- to full-bodied flavor. There are good sweet spice notes on the palate.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1999 | Score: 87
This is a spicy, and herbal cigar. There are hints of cedar and leather on the palate, but it is a bit short on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 1999 | Score: 88
This cigar has a toothy, oily wrapper. It's subtle and rich, with a hearty wood flavor and hints of herbs. A delicate cigar.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1998 | Score: 86
This cigar has dominant woody character. There is some nuttiness on the palate, but it finishes a little short and dry.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 86
Dark and very solid, this cigar has has a superb burn and draw. It has a harsh, papery start but it rounds out and becomes medium-bodied and rich.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1996 | Score: 87
An attractive dark-brown wrapper. This cigar has an earthy quality with smooth flavors, but a dry wood finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Mar 01, 1993 | Score: 90
This is a harmonious smoke with cedar and tobacco flavors, which go on and on in the aftertaste.
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