Cohiba Corona Especial
Corona Especial
89
points
Cuba
Cuba
38 38
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
There's an enticingly rich color to the wrapper of this thin, pigtailed cigar. Initial nuttiness is balanced by floral elements and a touch of coffee bean.
Body Medium
Size Panetela
Ring Gauge 38
Length 6"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2016
Price £22.40
Box DateApril 2012
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: May 24, 2016 | Score: 89

There's an enticingly rich color to the wrapper of this thin, pigtailed cigar. Initial nuttiness is balanced by floral elements and a touch of coffee bean.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 89

Strong floral and lavender notes take on a malted milk quality along with some oaky properties before a nutty, brown sugary finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2014 | Score: 91

This skinny, pigtailed smoke draws and burns evenly. It's toasty and nutty with a warm peanut flavor and an earthy finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 90

Though the draw on this thin cigar is firm, plenty of earthy, leathery flavor comes through along with touches of cocoa and orange peel.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2012 | Score: 90

Stitchy veins cover this otherwise attractive panetela, which draws and burns evenly. The smoke is soft and warm with wallnut notes and the sweetness of Scotch whisky.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 08, 2011 | Score: 90

Although the draw of this slim, pigtailed cigar is a bit firm, the cigar is toasty and nutty with touches of coffee and a mineral character on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2010 | Score: 92

A slim cigar with a pigtail cap. An even draw imparts balanced notes of sweet cedar, coffee bean and a touch of pepper. Complex and medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 01, 2000 | Score: 89

This well-made panetela has a perfect pigtail. It draws well, with black pepper flavors, earthy, leathery notes and some sour touches as well.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1999 | Score: 88

A rich, oily wrapper that's nearly black. This pig-tailed cigar is aggressive and full-bodied, but it shows its youth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1996 | Score: 89

This rough cigar has an attractive pig-tail. It burns perfectly and fills the mouth with thick smoke that is earthy and pungent with a hint of leather. A medium- to full-bodied cigar.

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