Origin : Cuba
Format : Petit Corona
Size : 117 x 15.87 mm (4.6 x 40)
Ring : 40
Weight : 6.72 g
Box code : 04/2007
Price : $10.50AUD / ~$5 online
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This review is submitted by Tashaz, a cigar aficionado from Australia. Thank you!
This cigar is still currently available in two different tubos here in Oz. A silver & a green tube. This review is of the green tubos as they are superior in presentation methinks. The green tubos have the great Punch band that you see on the other higher end cigars, the silver ones look like they cheaped out on the band.
This is a nice looking cigar after a year in the humidor. Very slight veining and a minor roughness to the wrapper but exudes a nice oily feel. No soft or hard spots are apparent. The wrapper is uniform and light to middle ranged Colorado shade.
Prelight Draw : There is a mild cedar taste and slight floral notes apparent.
These cigars have always had good construction in my experience. I have smoked at least 20 of these and though I have had to adjust the burn on occasion, I have never had to relight one. Most are self correcting. Canoeing is never found. The draw is uniform across the whole lot I have smoked, that is, never loose, never tight. Be wary of where you cut these though as the cap can catch you out if you cut just that little too far.
These little coronas exhibit great amounts of smoke right from the first draw. The start is cedar and oak with a floral hint. In the middle I found more woody notes with a vague citrus flavour and a sweet bean in there that I could not pin down, dammit! Leather taste is starting to build. The last third still exhibits some mild floral notes but with a heavy leather and tobacco end.
Value is always a subjective question but I think these are great value as they show some great Cuban form without the fuss.
Overall Rating :
If you are new to cigars then this is a great starter. More experienced smokers will find this little corona a bit two dimensional but great with a coffee on a 30 minute break. I smoke these often when time limited or just want an easy smoke that is enjoyable without needing to be analysed too much. Enjoy!