Cigar Aficionado

Cohiba Siglo II
Petit Corona
42 42
Tasting Note
Oily, firm and well made, with a fine draw and an even burn. The cigar is spicy and rich, with complex flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and leather. A full bodied masterpiece.
Size Petit Corona
Ring Gauge 42
Length 5 1/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2003
Price £11.20
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2011 | Score: 91

A meaty little smoke with a salty, earthy palate balanced by cedar and wood. Lots of medium- to full-bodied flavor for such a small smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jan 27, 2009 | Score: 89

Although the cigar is a bit soft to the touch, it draws and burns well, showing a meaty smoke with some coffee bean and leather flavors. The finish is peppery.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2008 | Score: 90

The lush draw on this cigar loads the palate with an earthy smoke full of coffee bean flavor. Some mineral notes also come out of this tasty little cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Oct 03, 2006 | Score: 88

Well capped and oily, this cigar burns evenly, producing a perfect ash. The flavors are leathery with candy-sweet undertones and a sugary finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2005 | Score: 91

Gorgeous in appearance, with a dark, oily wrapper. The cigar has heady complex flavors including leather, creamy coffee and peppercorns with a touch of chocolate. A balanced, medium to full-bodied smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: May 10, 2005 | Score: 88

A petit corona with a well-made cap. It has an even draw, but an inconsistent burn. The flaovrs are woody and meaty with a leathery finish that's mildly spicey.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2004 | Score: 89

This attractive cigar has good flavor. It’s woody and earthy, with notes of leather, coffee and cocoa. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 88

Despite a firm draw, this cigar has great color and a perfect three-seam cap. It has medium-bodied flavors of wood and earth, but lacks depth. Could use aging.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 01, 2003 | Score: 85

This golden beauty has a tight draw. It has notes of cedar and wood, but it lack depth. There are salty, papery notes as well.

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

A veiny but well-stretched wrapper. The cigar is powerful and dense, rich for its small size. It has notes of leather and musk. A tasty little smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 1999 | Score: 86

This rustic cigar tastes better than it looks. It's strong and musky, with an herbal, sour finish. A young cigar.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 1996 | Score: 88

This cigar is rough and veiny, but it has a grea draw and burns evenly, delivering mouth-coating smoke. It has a pleasant herbal quality. Tastes of cedar and spices were also noted.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 90

The Siglo line of Cohiba was launched in 1992, but only recently, with the introduction of the Siglo VI in 2004, did the brand really become popular. The Siglo II has always been a serious smoke, but never one that blew off the shelves. We think that the market might have it wrong. The hearty cigar, which resembles the old Davidoff Chateau Margaux, measures 5 inches by 42 ring gauge. It always delivers lots of spicy, creamy character and a bright freshness from the specially processed filler tobacco. The Cubans say that some of the tobacco in the blend goes through a third fermentation, which provides the flavor and the finesse of Cohiba. The Siglo II is a consistently outstanding cigar.

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