Cigar Aficionado

Alec Bradley Fine and Rare
Corona Gorda
90
points
Honduras
Honduras
52 52
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Though this dark cigar needs a few relights, there are plenty of toasty, savory notes and a berry sweetness overlaid on a spicy foundation.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 52
Length 6"
Filler Honduras, Nicaragua
Binder Honduras
Wrapper Honduras
Issue Cigar Insider – Mar 06, 2012
Price $14.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 2013 | Score: 91

Alec Bradley, the maker of the No. 1 cigar of 2011 with its classic Alec Bradley Prensado, had a bold plan for a new type of smoke. Brand owner Alan Rubin and his team called upon experienced rollers at the Raices Cubanas factory in Honduras to use 10 leaves of tobacco in one cigar. It was a difficult task that led to the creation of Alec Bradley Fine & Rare, a limited-edition of medium- to full-bodied cigars made with more tobacco than the typical cigar. The first release had no name, but came in one size only, a 6-inch-long, 52-ring toro. (The follow-up, recently introduced, bears the name 2012, and is a figurado.) Fine & Rare is presented in stunning fashion, with an extra-large band showing details on the production, including worker names. The cigar is quite toasty and savory, with some delicious berry sweetness.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2012 | Score: 90

Though this dark cigar needs a few relights, there are plenty of toasty, savory notes and a berry sweetness overlaid on a spicy foundation.

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