Cigar Aficionado

Ashton Heritage Puro Sol Corona Gorda
Corona Gorda
91
points
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
46 46
Tasting Note
Herbal at first, this cigar becomes spicy with licorice, ginger and mint. Chocolate and floral notes lead to a zesty finish.
Size Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge 46
Length 5 3/4"
Filler Dom. Rep.
Binder Dom. Rep.
Wrapper Ecuador
Issue Cigar Aficionado – Feb 01, 2014
Price $8.25
More Reviews of this Cigar
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.

Issue: Cigar Aficionado: Jan 01, 1970 | Score: 90

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.

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