Cigar Aficionado

El Rey del Mundo Flor de Llaneza
Corona Gorda
54 54
Tasting Note
This torpedo is firm, but the point is oddly made. It draws smoothly and easily, and burns well, loading the mouth with rich, leathery smoke. Powerful, with a short, woody finish.
Body Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 54
Length 6 1/2"
Filler Dom. Rep., Honduras
Binder Honduras
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Insider – Oct 01, 1997
Price $7.00
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Insider: Sep 09, 2008 | Score: 91

A pressed torpedo with near perfect construction. It has a great draw, rich with cocoa and coffee bean flavor. It finishes with a nice kick of spice.

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

A gorgeous torpedo with an oily wrapper and rich color. It draws and burns well, showing spicy, oily flavors and a hint of nuts. The finish has a slight off note.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Aug 01, 2001 | Score: 88

This silky cigar is very pressed, and the construction is very good. The draw is a bit uneven, but the cigar has bready, nutty notes and a medium-bodied flavor.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2000 | Score: 85

A good-looking cigar that comes up a bit short. It has a good toasty flavor, with strong hints of cedar. Medium body.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2000 | Score: 87

A beautiful torpedo, perfectly crafted with a sharp tip. It's earthy, with notes of leather and spice, but the finish is tangy.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 01, 1999 | Score: 85

A box-pressed torpedo. It has a fine draw, but the flavor is vegetal, with a sour and grassy undertone. A dry finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Apr 01, 1999 | Score: 86

Some inconsistency noted in this cigar. But an interesting mix of nuttiness and toastiness, with an overall herbal character.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Dec 01, 1995 | Score: 87

This is a full-flavored cigar showing good balance and notes of leather with an earthy quality. It has a slightly dry, flat finish.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 91

If Frank Llaneza isn’t the godfather of cigars, he’s certainly the pioneer of crafting full-flavored smokes. As a co-owner of Villazon & Co., Llaneza made strong cigars long before they were celebrated in the pages of this magazine. “The people that smoke our cigars for the first time, sometimes can’t smoke the second one,” he once said. In 1964, he formed Honduras American Tobacco S.A., in Danlí, Honduras, becoming one of the first to produce cigars in that country. While Llaneza no longer owns Villazon (which is now part of Swedish Match AB), his name lives on thanks to Cigars by Santa Clara’s El Rey del Mundo Flor de Llaneza. This thick, pressed figurado is one of the world’s great full-bodied smokes, full of spice.

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