Cigar Aficionado

Casa Magna Colorado Churchill
Churchill
87
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
49 49
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
A tightly-packed Churchill with an even burn and substantial draw. Predominant notes of earth and wood also show a sweet chocolate-and-nut intonation, but the finish is slightly damp.
Body Medium-Full
Size Churchill
Ring Gauge 49
Length 6 7/8"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Oct 01, 2017
Price $7.92
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2016 | Score: 89

Woody and floral at first, this large Churchill warms to show a sweet, maple and almond character. The draw is a bit firm.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2015 | Score: 88

Although this large dark Churchill burns unevenly, it offers a hearty combination of mesquite and hickory notes balanced by touches of toasted coconut and citrus.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2014 | Score: 90

An alluringly oily Churchill with a core of pepper and woody notes buttressed by dense spices and a floral finish.

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

Dark and oily, this cigar imparts leathery flavor on the first puff before taking on some pepper and raisin notes. The finish is tangy.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2012 | Score: 89

Prominent veins stand out on the wrapper of this otherwise handsome cigar, which starts out peppery before showing marshmallow and caramel sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2011 | Score: 92

The Casa Magna Colorado brand has been an absolute hit since the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto was named Cigar of the Year in 2008. The Nicaraguan puro—blended by Dominican cigarmaker Manuel Quesada and Nicaraguan cigarmakers and tobacco growers Nestor Plasencia and Nestor Plasencia, Jr.—had wonderful flavor and a price tag of $5.25. Casa Magna Colorados are still delicious smokes, and this Churchill size remains a relative bargain—priced higher than the robusto because of its larger size. The cigar is made with tobaccos from the three main growing areas of Nicaragua: Estelí, Condega and Jalapa and smacks of leather, cedar and earth.

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