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89
points
Cuba
Cuba
46 46
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
First puffs of this softly-pressed cigar are floral and cedary. Richer notes of leather and nuts become slightly metallic on the finish.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jun 01, 2017
Price £19.03
Box DateAug. 2016
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2016 | Score: 91

Well made with an impeccable three-seam cap. The smoke maintains a warm, toasty quality while imparting sweet molasses notes, a touch of baker's chocolate and a rich almond finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2015 | Score: 93

Softly pressed with a beautiful reddish-brown Colorado wrapper. Complex intonations of oaked wine and dried fruit meld harmoniously on the palate with leather and butterscotch and leather, culminating in a nutty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 21, 2015 | Score: 93

Softly pressed with a Colorado wrapper. Complex intonations of oaked wine and dried fruit meld with butterscotch and leather notes that culminate to a nutty finish.

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

The firm draw of this thick corona opens up to show a floral, cocoa character before a toasted almond and marzipan sweetness. A complex cigar.

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

Although this cigar has a pale olive pallor, its smoke is redolent of earth, sweet graham cracker, cappuccino and nougat.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2013 | Score: 93

Crafted with a perfectly mounted head, the draw of this corona gorda is flawless, striking a flavorful balance between sweet almond paste, light coffee and floral notes.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 91

A slightly box-pressed cigar with a dark reddish wrapper. Toast and nut flavors build to leather and coffee. Medium to full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 05, 2011 | Score: 91

A slightly box-pressed cigar with a dark reddish wrapper. Toast and nut flavors build to leather and coffee.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 2008 | Score: 89

Lightly box pressed with a gorgeous wrapper. The draw is even, imparting a toasty, earthy smoke with some sweetness on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 08, 2008 | Score: 89

Lightly box pressed with a gorgeous wrapper. The draw is even, imparting a toasty, earthy smoke with some sweetness on the palate.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2007 | Score: 92

Slightly box pressed, this alluring, medium- to full-bodied cigar is a complex balance of leather and cedar flavors underscored by a pleasant toastiness and subtle coffee notes. The finish is long and leathery.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Nov 07, 2006 | Score: 88

Well constructed with a mounted head and oily wrapper. It’s a cedary smoke carrying hints of earth, pepper and hickory. There’s slight tang on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 89

A pretty, pressed cigar with a silky, oily wrapper. It burns and draws well. It has a sweet toast note with wood and leather, and a medium body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2004 | Score: 91

Well made, with a finely done three-seam cap. The draw loads the palate with rich smoke. It warms up nicely to show rich, roasted coffee flavors, toast, earth and minerals. Medium to full in body.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2002 | Score: 89

Box pressed and veiny, this cigar has a tight draw. It's nutty, woody and toasty, with hints of cedar and cream. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 88

Pressed and well made, this cigar has a spicy, creamy taste complemented by a leathery kick. Some earthy, salty notes were also present.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 90

78 A beautifully pressed cigar. The smoke is chocolatey and leathery, with hints of spice. A full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 89

A very veiny cigar. It has a fine aroma. The flavor has a slight bite, but pleasant hints of leather, nuts and wood dominate.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 2000 | Score: 93

Gorgeous color and a beautiful shape. It has a balanced draw and an even burn. This is a powerful cigar with dense flavors of chocolate and espresso. A beautiful smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 01, 1997 | Score: 90

A solid and silky cigar with superb construction. An excellent draw loads the palate with flavors. The smoke is rich and leathery, with a musky character.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1996 | Score: 87

An earthy character overpowers some spiciness. A good draw on a medium-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1994 | Score: 89

Inconsistent. A full-bodied cigar with nutty, spicy, flowery flavors. But tightness and a short aftertaste hurt this 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