Cheap Smoke: Corona Nicaraguan Selection

Corona Nicaraguan Selection

Origin : Nicaragua?
Format : Robusto
Size : 5 x 50
Price : Box of 25, $59.95
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This is another guest review from Matthew at Smoking & Talking. Enjoy!

The Corona Nicaraguan Selection was introduced in 1997 and was Corona’s first House Blend. They recently released a 10th Anniversary to commemorate the occasion. The original blend is hand-made in Central America under the care of Gilberto Oliva, Jr., a fifth generation Cuban master blender. The long filler in this blend is aged Cuban-seed grown in Nicaragua and is protected by a Panamanian Maduro wrapper.

This is a gorgeous stick; the Maduro is very oily with no color variation, soft spots and very little veins to speak of. The pre-light aroma was excellent; a sweet and clean tobacco smell with hints of bitter chocolate and creamy caramel. The ash was a perfect white though it did “v” just a little bit. The flavor on this stick did not disappoint, with notes of bittersweet chocolate and creamy caramel, along with a very clean undertone of tobacco. There were no barnyard flavors to speak of, just a steady medium-roast flavor. There was some fairly heavy spike in the first third, but this eventually passed and was dominated by creaminess.

Verdict: buy now! At around $2.40 per stick you cannot lose on this one. If you are a fan of Padron, 5 Vegas Original, or Sosa, this is a must try for a lower-priced alternative; you may not even know the difference!

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7 Comments on “Cheap Smoke: Corona Nicaraguan Selection”

  1. This is a very timely review. I had been looking at their site and I was thinking about giving them a shot.

  2. Stephen, I would definitely give these guys a shot; the cigar was excellent–they have several house blends and their 10th Anniversary is suppose to be even better than the regular Corona. Tell Jeff that Matthew sent you!

  3. Do you know if they d 5 packs?

  4. Sounds like another one to add to the list. Thank you for the review!

  5. Great review. I’ve been curious about the Corona house blends.

  6. Keep the Cheap Smoke reviews comin’! As a fan of Padron, I’ll make sure to give these a try!

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