|Though rustic in appearance, this corona has a dead-even burn and lush draw. It's floral and salty with earthy elements and sweeter touches of cocoa powder.|
|Issue||Cigar Insider – Jul 11, 2017|
|Box Date||March 2015|
|More Reviews of this Cigar|
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2017 | Score: 90
Though rustic in appearance, this corona has a dead-even burn and lush draw. It's floral and salty with earthy elements and sweeter touches of cocoa powder.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 20, 2016 | Score: 89
Rolled with a round head, this petit corona has a full draw. Floral notes and a gingersnap sweetness combine with earthier elements before a slightly bitter finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2014 | Score: 90
Slightly pressed with a soft head and tight draw. This is a savory, profoundly leathery smoke complemented by notes of dark coffee and an earthy finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 25, 2013 | Score: 93
A very well-rolled cigar that loads the palate with nutty notes, graham cracker flavor and black tea intonations. A truly delicious and balanced smoke.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2012 | Score: 89
This little corona shows a medium-bodied balance of finely ground black pepper and creamy coffee notes. It burns and draws evenly.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2010 | Score: 87
Dark and streaky with an inconsistent draw and burn. It is intermittently leathery and spicy, but flavors turn papery on the finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2008 | Score: 93
Pressed and golden with a perfect draw. Despite its small size this cigar is complex with leathery, spicy flavors and a profound coffee note that precedes a more subtly spicy finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 20, 2007 | Score: 90
A well-constructed petit corona that gives off a rich caramel aroma as it burns. The cigar is very toasty with underlying nutty flavors and a long black cherry finish.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2006 | Score: 89
A mottled and pressed cigar that has some problems with its burn. It’s very flavorful, with rich cedar, leather and earth notes and a good amount of orange peel. A leathery, medium-bodied smoke.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 26, 2005 | Score: 91
Attractive and golden brown with a very nice flat cap and perfect draw. It has cinnamon, wood and leather notes, packing a lot of flavor for a smaller cigar.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2005 | Score: 92
A perfect cap on this silky cigar. It’s salty, earthy and smooth, with a long, spicy finish. Medium to full bodied. Balanced, complex and wonderful.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2003 | Score: 90
A beautiful three-seam cap tops this cigar, which is rich and strong. It finishes with a nutty flavor. The prototypical petit corona.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2002 | Score: 87
Dark and pressed, with some stretch marks. The cigar has a papery, bland start, then develops interesting notes of leather and chocolate. Some inconsistency was noted.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2002 | Score: 89
An oily wrapper with a dark color. The cigar is powerful, with a dense spiciness and loads of black pepper flavor. A dry finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 2001 | Score: 90
A good cap covers this cigar. It's nutty, toasty and smooth, with dense, big flavors for such a small smoke. It's spicy, with medium- to full-bodied flavor.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 2001 | Score: 90
Great color and texture to this cigar, but the wrapper is veiny. It has a perfect draw, and the smoke is loaded with leather, coffee and chocolate flavors, with a hint of black pepper. Full bodied.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2000 | Score: 87
This box-pressed cigar has some veins. It has an inconsistent burn. It has some floral characteristics and a hint of wood and cedar. A chalky finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1999 | Score: 89
Box pressed, with a reddish brown wrapper. Very silky. It's earthy, peppery and aggressive, with hints of ginger. Some rough notes.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Nov 01, 1997 | Score: 90
A well-made cigar. It has a strong spiciness, and a complex earthiness with hints of dark roasted coffee on the palate, and a long, spicy finish.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1997 | Score: 85
Dark brown but extremely wrinkled, this cigar is flat at first but warms up to show rich and creamy flavors. A flat finish. Not terribly refined.
Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 01, 1996 | Score: 87
A well-made small cigar that shines with oil. It draws and burns well, giving off some dry spice and wood flavors, but it lacks complexity.
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 1995 | Score: 89
A perfumed aroma makes this an attractive cigar. It has smooth, round flavors of herbed spices. It is full bodied and spicy.
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