Corona Gorda

San Cristobal Quintessence Corona Gorda

SCORE
92
points
COUNTRY
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
GAUGE
46 46
STRENGH
Medium-Full
Medium-Full

Tasting Note

San Cristobal Quintessence is one of five versions of the San Cristobal brand, a line of cigars made in Nicaragua by the Garcia family for Ashton Distributors Inc. What makes this different from the rest is the wrapper—a high-priming leaf of Ecuadoran Habano. It's lighter than the oscuro wrappers found on the core line. The rest of the tobaccos were grown on the Garcia's farms in Nicaragua. The Corona Gorda is the newest size in the line, and it has an impressive combination of balance and character. It's a leathery and spicy cigar but well layered with sweet notes of chocolate. The construction is remarkably good, and while the trend for cigars seems to be going thicker, Ashton took the corona gorda in the opposite direction.

Details

Body: Medium-Full


Size: Corona Gorda


Ring Gauge: 46


Length: 5 5/8"


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Ecuador


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2019


Price: $8.25


Designation: Top 25 of 2018 | Rank: 21


More Reviews of this Cigar

92
points
Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 2018

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