Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona (Perla)
Size : 102 x 17 mm (4 x 42)
Ring : 42
Weight : 5.91 g
Price : ~$9 each
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My latest foray into the Siglo line is the Siglo I. An expensive little guy, but these have a great reputation. So, I was looking forward to the experience.
This Cohiba had an oily Colorado shade wrapper, which was nicely applied. It appeared to be well made.
During the 1st half the draw was a little tight for my liking, but it opened up nicely once I past the midpoint. This cigar had a fairly straight burn. The head seemed loosely packed, but this wasn't the case with the rest of the cigar.
This cigar started out creamy, but had a lingering bitterness behind it. It was surprisingly peppery as well. The 2nd half saw some nice changes in flavor with the bitterness fading away and espresso taking the place of the pepper. It tasted like a latte by the time I reached the end. Outstandingly complex.
This is a little cigar, but being a Cohiba, it is quite expensive considering the size. However, it was really good. So if you can afford it and enjoy half coronas, I'd say it's a definite box buy.
Overall Rating :
I was hoping this cigar would be good, but I didn't think it would be this good. It had an epic story to tell and squeezed it all into 40 minutes. I am partial to cream and espresso flavors, so this cigar suited me well. It should age gracefully.