Cigar Aficionado

Aging Room Small Batch M356ii Mezzo
Corona Gorda
91
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
54 54
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
With a full and easy draw, this well-made corona gorda offers notes of leather, salt and spicy red pepper that develop touches of vanilla and cinnamon.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Dom. Rep.
Issue Cigar Insider – Sep 01, 2015
Price $9.32
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2017 | Score: 93

To understand the Aging Room Small Batch M356ii Mezzo, one must first look at the company's concept. Boutique Blends Cigars does not use the term "small batch" lightly. When brand owner Rafael Nodal finds a particular batch of tobacco, he creates only a finite amount of cigars. After the tobacco is finished, it's finished. No tobacco substitutions will be made over time to sustain the brand, no matter what the demand. Nor does he change the blend in hopes that no one will notice. The M356 was one of his first Small Batch releases, but the tobacco ran out, so Nodal created a similar blend called M356ii. This way, consumers know they're smoking something slightly different without being mislead. The Small Batch M356ii is a beautiful extension of the first blend, and the Mezzo scored 93 points for its savory, spicy qualities.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2016 | Score: 91

With a full and easy draw, this well-made corona gorda offers notes of leather, salt and spicy red pepper that develop touches of vanilla and cinnamon.

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
100-Point Scale