I'm back with another Cuban cigar review - this time it's a Très Petit Corona by Cohiba - Siglo #1. I found myself turning to this smoke during those cold months, when it's hard to fully enjoy an Esplendido or a Partagas P2. Surprisingly, it packs a lot of flavors in such a small vitola.
Romeo y Julieta Escudos are only available in the 2007 limited edition. In Spanish, escudo means shield or arms and there is not much information about this cigar. We only know that the tobacco leaves for the wrapper, binder and filler have been aged for at least 2 years. The factory name, gordito, is simply a longer robusto.
El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme is the second cigar that I got during my recent trip to Dubai. As the vintage Saint Luis Rey Serie A wasn't exactly as good as I expected, I was ready to experience another disappointment with this quite aged (4 years old) batch of cigars. Fortunately, these turned out to be rather good.
Let's start with the look of the cigar. It’s simply an eye catching cigar, maybe it’s the yellow in the bands that grab your eyes, maybe it’s the gorgeous tan colored wrapper or maybe it's just the fact that the word “Cohiba” is written on the band. Whatever the case may be, it does the job.
When smelling the Cohiba Siglo III, there was a strong spanish cedar smell that you get when a cigar is well taken care of (we all know and love that smell, I can smell it all day). After you cut the cap, you’ll notice a little tiny hole on the top of the cap. It almost looks like a messy punch cut. It’s supposed to help the draw or at least that’s what I hear. And I haven’t seen it on all Cubans, but I do remember seeing it on a lot of them. The pre-draw check was good and left a small taste of earthy tobacco, but really soft. It was really nice too.
Bolivar Petit Libertador is the first regional edition to be reviewed on this site. To be honest, I am quite sceptical about the regional editions concept - 2 years of marketing courses make me think that we pay extra dough for a feeling of uniqueness. Let's see whether this is true.
Here is another experiment. From time to time, I manage to dig up some vintage cigars. When I saw a batch of Saint Luis Rey Serie A dating from before 2000 (i.e. no box code) in La Casa del Habano Dubai, I couldn't resist and picked up a few. As I feel it is not proper to base a full review on this experience, I have created a separate category called Vintage Reviews. Enjoy.
I'm really falling in love with H. Upmann cigars lately. Magnum 46 must be my favorite corona gorda and its bigger brother, the majestic Magnum 50 is a really delicious grand/double robusto. With unbeatable looks and construction, this recently introduced smoke will definitely find its followers.
I was very surprised to discover that this classic has never been reviewed here at CigarInspector.com. In this post, I will try to make a summary of my smoking experiences with Cohiba Robustos from different boxes and with different age on them as this is one of the cigars that I'm the most familiar with.