Origin : Dominican Republic
Format : Corona
Size : 4 5/8 x 41
Wrapper : Ecuadorian Connecticut
Filler : Dominican Republic
Binder : Dominican Republic
Price : ~$10-11 each
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I had this little cigar sitting in my humidor for over 3 years and decided it was time for a revisit. I used to enjoy this cigar, but I abandoned it because of its exorbitant price. It had been so long since I smoked one that I only vaguely remembered what it tasted like, but I found a short online review I did the last time I smoked one, which was 2 years ago. According to my review, I thought it was medium bodied and sweet with hints of honey. Here is what I think of it now...
A nice looking cigar with a smooth Colorado Claro shade wrapper, but with an ugly cap. It had a pleasant toasted slightly sweet prelight smell.
No complaints here.... The draw may have been a tough tight, but no big deal. Burn was perfect and it stayed lit very well.
This mild-medium bodied cigar was predominantly sweet with some cream, but the sweetness did not remind me of honey this time. The smoke had a nice smooth texture as well. However, it had an unappealing bitter/grassy/mushroom finish, which intensified as the cigar progressed. I don't know if this taste was a byproduct of the aging process or what, but I was more than ready for this short smoke to be over by the end.
This cigar retails for around $10 - $11, which is pretty ridiculous. If you want something that tastes like this, buy 2 Macanudos for the same price.
Overall Rating :
This was a disappointing experience. I don't smoke mild cigars too often, so perhaps I'm out of my realm of knowledge with this cigar, but I just don't see the attraction. The sweetness and creaminess were very pleasant, but I just couldn't get past the funk behind it. I don't plan on smoking another.