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!

Two Thumbs Up!

7 Comments on “Cheap Smoke: Corona Nicaraguan Selection”

  1. Stephen P says:

    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. Stephen P says:

    Do you know if they d 5 packs?

  4. They have a 6 pack assorted by size and by Natural and Maduro:

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

  6. Keith1911 says:

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

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

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