Cigar Aficionado

Matilde Renacer Corona
Corona
92
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
44 44
Tasting Note
José Seijas is a 40-year veteran of the premium cigar business. For years he ran Tabacalera de Garcia, a massive operation in La Romana, Dominican Republic, that makes brands such as Romeo y Julieta and Montecristo. Today Seijas runs a far smaller operation in the same town—La Matilde Cigar Co.—and he's enjoying his new role. One of his moves was to hire cigar rollers who smoke cigars, which he thinks makes for a superior end product. "Our tabaqueros are cigar smokers, this way they have knowledge of use of the product," he says. "The knowledge is an important part of quality control." His first cigar is the Matilde Renacer, and the corona layers the palate with hearty coffee notes with wood, spice and a cocoa finish.
Size Corona
Ring Gauge 44
Length 5 1/2"
Filler Dom .Rep., Nicaragua
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2015
Price $7.50
Designation Top 25 of 2014 | Rank: 19
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2014 | Score: 91

Covered in a richly hued, toothy wrapper, this cigar layers the palate with hearty coffee bean notes and a refined cocoa finish. Wood and spice come through as well.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Apr 22, 2014 | Score: 91

Covered in a richly hued, toothy wrapper, this cigar layers the palate with hearty coffee bean notes and a refined cocoa finish. Wood and spice come through as well.

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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