Cigar Aficionado

Juan Lopez Selección No. 1
Selección No. 1
88
points
Cuba
Cuba
46 46
Medium
Medium
Tasting Note
There are lots of stains and green spots on the wrapper of this medium-claro robusto, but it draws and burns evenly. Its leather notes and cinnamon sweetness dissipates, leaving a chalky finish.
Body Medium
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Aug 01, 2017
Price £18.83
Box DateMay 2014
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2016 | Score: 90

The prominent graham cracker notes of this corona gorda intermingle with a sweet nuttiness and an elegant salty finish. The draw and burn remain even throughout.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Aug 19, 2014 | Score: 89

Covered in a chocolate-brown wrapper, this cigar has a firm draw but still imparts a pleasantly toasty smoke complemented by orange peel and coffee intonations.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2013 | Score: 89

Slow to warm up, this dark cigar imparts a tangy cedary smoke with fresh tobacco flavors, though the finish is a bit dry.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 05, 2012 | Score: 90

Predominantly woody in character with touches of tea notes, almonds and orange peel flavors. Some mineral- ity comes through on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2009 | Score: 91

An attractive cigar with a neat 3-seam cap. The smoke has a solid core of nutty flavor, framed by leather, black pepper and sweet spices on the finish. A balanced and tasty medium-bodied cigar

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 21, 2009 | Score: 91

Beautifully constructed with a three-seam cap. The draw is firm but still offers balanced notes of leather, black pepper and nuts before a sweet and spicy finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 09, 2007 | Score: 89

Covered in a spotty wrapper, this cigar has an uneven burn but shows a rich and meaty flavor profile that is toasty and woody with a cherry note and a cedary finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 06, 2006 | Score: 91

Covered in a rich, supple wrapper, this easy-drawing cigar gives off a pleasant, toasty aroma. Leather, wood and sweet notes lead to an almondine finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 08, 2005 | Score: 90

This beautiful cigar has a perfect three-seam cap and a shiny wrapper. It has a toasty aroma and a fine core of flavors, including cedar, spice and light pepper. The finish is woody and gingery.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 15, 2004 | Score: 86

This cigar appears to have a wonderful construction, but it has an inconsistent burn. The flavor is predominantly chewy and bready, with just a hint of earth. The finish is slightly bitter.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 90

Attractive, from the cap to the color. The cigar has a perfect burn, and a rich aroma. It’s complex, with hints of coffee, toast, vanilla and wood. Medium bodied with a long finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2003 | Score: 88

This full-bodied corona gorda emits a toasty aroma. It is shiny and golden in color. Well-balanced flavors include sweet spice and leather. There's a touch of citrus on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 89

Silky and dark, with a flat cap. The cigar draws well. It's toasty, loamy and earthy, with a medium to full bodied.

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

The wrapper on this cigar is pale. The smoke is intense, however, with leathery, chocolaty notes and a rich coffee flavor. Full bodied, with a nutty finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 85

Sleek and oily, this cigar burns and draws well. The smoke is chewy and tangy, with some odd, rough notes. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2001 | Score: 87

A good-looking cigar with a very oily wrapper. The draw is inconsistent. It's a woody cigar, with hints of chocolate, coffee and wood.

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

Good color, texture and construction on this cigar. It draws well, but burns with a blister. It's toasty and earthy, with a hint of youth.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 01, 1998 | Score: 89

This cigar has an odd cap. It has herbal, sweet flavors and an elegant finish. Slightly peppery.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1996 | Score: 93

This beautiful and oily cigar is deep brown and burns perfectly. It is spicy and strong, delivering hot, thick smoke with a leather flavor. Powerful, yet refined.

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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