Trinidad Coloniales

Trinidad Coloniales

Origin : CubaTrinidad
Format : Corona (Colonial)
Size : 130 x 18.65 mm
Ring : 44
Weight : 8.46 g
Hand-Made
Price : ~$290 for a box of 24
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This has to be one of the most refined and well-balanced cigars on the market. Very smooth and creamy coffee, cedar and light earth flavours, with none standing out. Reminds me of Siglo II, but way more subtle.

Appearance : ★★★★½
The Trinidad Coloniales is a real beauty with its silky and oily wrapper, the minor veins and of course the twisted cap. Looks can be deceiving, but in this case they weren't.
 
Construction : ★★★★☆
The construction of the cigar is excellent: it's spongy, perfectly filled and has superb burning qualities along with a perfect draw.

Flavor : ★★★★½
It is mild-medium flavour and body with a slick dance of subtle flavours - sweet woods, coffee and chocolate develop down the smoke with fresh notes of vanilla and coconut arriving later on with a spice on the nose which heightened in the final third. This is a very delicious and refined cigar with complexity to the hilt.

Value : ★★★½☆
Like other Trinidads they are a bit costly, but if you want a sure thing for your money, you can't really go wrong with these.

Overall Rating : ★★★★☆
This cigar is a must for the aficionado, however realize this is an evening cigar to be smoked slowly as to not overpower you. A man's cigar and a special taste equal to the Bolivars.

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7 Comments on “Trinidad Coloniales”

  1. I had a couple of these awhile back and was really impressed with them. I had one with a bit of Scotch on one of the few cool evenings we’ve had this summer.

  2. What’s this little thingie for? (check picture)

  3. For some reason, the construction seeems to up-and-down on some of the Trinidads I smoked over 2007. I think i had about 4, and 3 were quite poorly rolled with uneven fill.

    None the less, it did have that Siglo smoothness, with less emphasis on grassy straw flavor and more on the milk/coffee/cream.

  4. paulypatel says:

    Ahh the Trinidad Habana Reserve is an awesome smoke ! I have to say this is definitely one of my favs. I’m realitively new to cigar smoking (about a year) I started out smoking CAO’s mostly La Traviata, Maduro, Gold which are great smokes in their own right and then I picked up a couple of these gems. I fell in love with these imeediately. There will always be a couple of these in my humidor. The flavors and aroma of these are addictive to me, the more I smoke these the more I want. I’m stashing one or two in the back of my humidor for the long haul because I really want to try these when they get some nice plume on them !

  5. My box of colonials just arrived and I put them in the humidor but couldn’t resist the urge to try one. Looks great snipted off the pigtail and liteup. Fairly tight draw at first but nice opening of spicy wood in the first 3rd but then coffee and chocolate in the 2nd and went right through to the end. In fact though a little hot wood smoke at the finish smoked right down to the last inch and if I had a tooth pick handy would have used it to save burning my fingers! Box was dated april 09 and as much as I enjoyed the 1st out of the box can’t wait to see how they age. Another recommendation to thank you for Mr Inspector! cheers H.

  6. IMO, unlike the Reyes which can be smoked almost immediately, the Colonials need a few years to age. I have some from ’08 that are just now coming into their own.

  7. I have yet to buy a box, however, i was a little confused when you said it was a “mild to medium” but then you said it was an evening cigar (a man’s cigar). Now, i must say i love all Bolivar cigars, so i should love these.

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