Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Corona Gorda
Corona Gorda
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
46 46
Tasting Note
The Ashton brand has developed a following that comprises all types of cigar smokers, for it’s a brand with a version for just about any palate. The original is the Ashton Classic, a mild smoke cloaked in a Connecticut-shade wrapper. Ashton Aged Maduros, wrapped in dark, Connecticut broadleaf, are medium bodied. For the high-octane smoker there is the Ashton Virgin Sun Grown, full of ligero and wrapped in Ecuador leaf. For the cigar lover wanting a medium-bodied smoke with an extra touch of complexity and refinement not available in a maduro, there is the newest Ashton, the Heritage Puro Sol. This balanced blend was created by Carlos Fuente Sr., patriarch of the Fuente family. With a nod to his iconic Don Carlos Robusto, he combined a Meerapfel Cameroon wrapper with an all-Dominican blend to create a rich, elegant smoke. The best of the line is the 5 3/4 by 46 Corona Gorda.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 3/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Cameroon
Issue Cigar Aficionado – N/A
Price $8.25
Designation Top 25 of 2005 | Rank: 8
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2014 | Score: 91

Herbal at first, this cigar becomes spicy with licorice, ginger and mint. Chocolate and floral notes lead to a zesty finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 06, 2005 | Score: 91

An attractive cigar with a smooth draw. Earth and nut flavors come through with traces of leather. The woody finish has a touch of graham cracker.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2004 | Score: 90

Well made and toothy, with good color. Once it warms up, the cigar develops dark chocolate and sweet wood notes complemented by a nutty finish. Balanced and medium-bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2004 | Score: 87

This dark brown toro has a firm draw. It has creamy, medium-bodied flavors including cocoa and earth. The finish is short.

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