Cigar Aficionado

Casa Magna Colorado Extraordinario
58 58
Tasting Note
Under the overwhelming notes of charred wood and black tea, hints of licorice emerge. A strong smoke that could use more balance.
Body Medium-Full
Size Figurado
Ring Gauge 58
Length 7"
Filler Nicaragua
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Nicaragua
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Dec 01, 2017
Price $12.21
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2014 | Score: 93

The Casa Magna Colorado Robusto became a cigar industry sensation when it was named Cigar of the Year in 2008. The cigar, which retailed for all of $5 at the time, was a team effort, blended by Manuel Quesada from the Dominican Republic and the Plasencias of Central America. A year later, they expanded the line with this size, the Extraordinario, a large figurado with intriguing curves. This is the second time the Extraordinario has made our Top 25 list, and one taste will show you why. The cigar has a serious leathery quality with plenty of sweet nougat and cocoa to balance the tannic leather. A bit of earth and spice add to the complexity. Casa Magna Colorado is a blend we clearly enjoy.

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

There's lots of flavor in this profoundly leathery tasting smoke whose bold savory core is balanced by earth, spice and complex sweet notes of nougat and cocoa.

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

How do you follow up on winning the Cigar of the Year? Make a bigger, more complex shaped version. Manuel Quesada, who created the Casa Magna Colorado Robusto with the Plasencia family in its Nicaraguan cigar factory, added this stunning Salomon size over the summer. While the cigar is nearly twice the price of the Robusto, which won accolades for being an amazing bargain, the Extraordinario is still a value cigar when you consider the price charged for most Salomones, which are very hard to make and require the work of only the most talented cigar rollers.

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