Origin : Honduras
Format : Toro
Size : 6.5″ x 52
Wrapper : Corojo
Filler : Nicaraguan
Binder : Nicaraguan
Price : $7 each
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The Olde World Reserve Corojo is a handsome looking cigar. Its smooth wrapper is milk chocolate in color. The foot is wrapped in a dark brown paper adorned with the Rocky Patel “RP” logo and the head is decorated with a dark brown band trimmed in gold. They sport a pretty severe box press, and you can get them in a box of 20 or a cedar chest of 50 cigars. They are also available with a very dark Maduro wrapper which I will review next week and they come in three basic sizes. Unfortunately (to me anyway) they are sizes that have become cliche in the US:
- Robusto 5.5″ x 54 ring
- Toro 6.5″ x 52 ring
- Torpedo 5.0″ x 54 ring
This corojo has a nice rich tobacco aroma which got my hopes up. Then after clipping the head, my test draw revealed an extremely loose draw that tempered those hopes quite a bit. I lit the cigar and drawing on it was like sucking air through a giant straw. It provided no resistance at all which made me worry it would burn way too hot so I made a point to go slow and sip at this cigar. Despite my diligence the draw was a little problematic. I occasionaly got very bitter and harsh blasts to my palate that I attributed to the cigar heating up too much. In between there were some very pleasant notes of nuts and coffee but they were sometimes accompanied by a sour finish. If there was any complexity to this cigar at all it was lost with problems I had in keeping it from overheating. I have one more of these in my humidor so I’ll give it one more shot even though I didn’t see much promise in this cigar even when I was able to taste anything other than the bitter harshness. If my next go with this cigar proves to be better I’ll post a Redux Review. If I were to rate it now I’d give it a D and first impressions are hard to overcome, but I’ll refrain from officially rating for now to try and be fair. With a better draw I think the cigar could score a little better than that.
Update: I revisited this cigar. Here is the redux review.
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