Cigar Aficionado

Saint Luis Rey Serie A
Corona Gorda
89
points
Cuba
Cuba
46 46
Medium-Full
Medium-Full
Tasting Note
Well made and subtly box pressed with a slightly uneven burn. There are some leafy flavors to start, but the smoke turns earthy and toasty with coffee bean flavors.
Body Medium-Full
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 5/8"
Filler Cuba
Binder Cuba
Wrapper Cuba
Issue Cigar Insider – Mar 23, 2010
Price £8.70
More Reviews of this Cigar
Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011 | Score: 90

Herbal notes get through the firm draw of this cigar, as do touches of leather and earth. The finish is slightly perfumed.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 22, 2011 | Score: 90

Herbal notes get through the firm draw of this cigar, as do touches of leather and earth. The finish is slightly perfumed.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Oct 01, 2007 | Score: 93

A semi box-pressed beauty that smokes and smells wonderful, delivering the profound leather notes that cigar-smokers crave, along with coffee and spice flavors. A resounding chocolatey sweetness makes this cigar sublimely balanced.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Dec 05, 2006 | Score: 91

This cigar has an oily wrapper and perfect cap. The rich smoke is layered with coffee, leather and cocoa. Cherry on the finish makes it hard to put down.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Feb 01, 2006 | Score: 92

Attractive, with a fine draw and burn, th is cigar starts off slow and warms up into a leathery cocoa bomb. It’s nutty and balanced, with a smattering of spices. Full bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jun 21, 2005 | Score: 89

A slightly pressed corona with a firm but even draw. It has cedar and leather notes, with black cherry, cinnamon and wood on the finish.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 08, 2005 | Score: 90

This slightly pressed toro has a sweet, toasty aroma. It's balanced, featuring notes of cedar, cream and cocoa. The finish is mellow and woody.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Mar 01, 2003 | Score: 90

A pressed toro with some discolorations. This cigar produces a fine aroma to accompany its good draw. It has flavors of wood and meat with earthy notes on the finish. Medium bodied.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Feb 01, 2002 | Score: 87

A gorgeous colorado wrapper covers this cigar, which burns poorly. The draw is fine. The smoke is sour at first, then becomes leathery, with a touch of cedar flavor. Age would vastly improve the smoke.

Issue: Cigar Insider: Jul 01, 1997 | Score: 90

This cigar is earthy, with soft flavors of light wood and herbs. Toasty and sweet, with a pleasant finish.

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