Cigar Aficionado

San Lotano Oval Corona
Corona
91
points
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
44 44
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
If ever there was an ergonomic cigar, the San Lotano Oval is it. Semi-pressed and contoured, the Oval is named for its ovular head, flat body and dramatically rounded edges that allow the cigar to sit very comfortably in the mouth. It’s made by A. J. Fernandez, who has been making third-party brands for quite some time. Fernandez eventually branched out on his own and started the San Lotano line in 2010, which he says is named for his family’s brand in Cuba before the revolution. His factory is located in Estelí. In 2011, Fernandez brought the unique San Lotano Oval to market, taking into consideration both function and form. The robust flavors are informed by a Habano 2000 wrapper from Ecuador combined with a leathery, woody-tasting blend of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco that leaves a pleasant, dried-cherry aftertaste.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 44
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Nicaragua, Honduras
Binder Nicaragua
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2013
Price $7.85
Designation Top 25 of 2012 | Rank: 25
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2012 | Score: 91

Crafted with a very round head and ovular edges, the flat corona is rich with steady notes of leather, wood and dried cherry. The draw is even and lush throughout.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 20, 2012 | Score: 91

Crafted with a very round head and ovular edges, the flat corona is rich with steady notes of leather, wood and dried cherry. The draw is even and lush throughout.

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
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