El Rey del Mundo Petit Compania (RE France)

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    El Rey del Mundo Petit Compania (Regional Edition France)

    Origin : CubaEl Rey del Mundo
    Factory Name : Petit Piramide
    Size : 5” (127 mm) x 50
    Release : 2009
    Country : France
    Distributor : Coprova
    Price : ~9 € each

    Regional editions… I don’t really know whether I love this marketing stunt by Habanos SA. On one hand, it allows me to try out a new cigar (and share my experience with you!) and – who knows – to be completely astonished by its quality. On the other hand, sometimes there’s nothing special about a regional release. So far, it’s fifty-fifty – some are top quality smokes, like the Bolivar Simones or Ramon Allones Eminencia whereas others are overpriced and almost disappointing. So it was with mixed feelings that I approached this French regional edition, El Rey del Mundo Petit Compania (is this the right spelling? Cupania? Cumpaña? the right spelling is “Compania”) that I found in Ajaccio.

    Appearance : [rating:4.5/5]
    The wrapper has a beautiful pure brown color, the veining is moderate. The cigar feels firm and has an optimal weight. It exhales a pleasant tobacco smell with a little sourness. After I easily cut it, I found a clean draw with a smooth tobacco flavor and a barely perceptible spice.

    El Rey del Mundo Petit Compania (Regional Edition France)

    Construction : [rating:4/5]
    No torcedore mistake here. I had no problems establishing a regular burn with two wooden matches and, as already stated, the draw is as comfortable as I could wish, allowing me to get respectable amounts of smoke out of the stick. The ash was firm and gave way when it was expected. I can only report a minor burn correction that was needed in the second third.

    El Rey del Mundo Petit Compania (Regional Edition France)

    Flavor : [rating:4.5/5]
    The beginning brings tons of spice. The cigar is immediately medium-bodied and will remain so until the end. The pepper is tonic, not overwhelming. In this profound and complex smoke the main flavors are roasted and toasted – cedar, nuts and bread. The retro-haling does not uncover new flavors. In the second third, there is some light sweetness in the background, something close to cocoa or chocolate. Near the end, the power escalades and leather flavors make their way in – the mix is exquisite.

    Value : [rating:4/5]
    9 euros seems like the right price to me. I like the concept of petitization and the petit pyramide format appeals to me.

    Overall Rating : [rating:4.5/5]
    The Petit Compania exceeded my expectations. It has great potential for ageing, but is perfectly ready to be smoked right now, which is quite surprising for a 2009 release. Kudos to Habanos SA!

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    • D****

      holy shit, I live in France, I better get me some ! tyvm fer the review mate

    • T***

      Thanks for the review! I’d love to get my hands on some of the regional edition Habanos… you gotta feel a bit sorry for us Americans. 😉

    • M*****

      🙂 Just kidding! On a serious note I think it’s great you took the subject to ‘review level’.

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      What I wanted to say is that in this particular cigar the retro-haling didn’t bring much. This is not always the case, fortunately 🙂

    • M*****

      “The retro-haling does not uncover new flavors.”

      Very controversial in respect to a certain topic! 🙂 It raises the question wether ‘retro-haling’ should be an integral part of a taste note or not.

      Can’t make it to France untill early december. I hope some will be left as this report will make it a very popular cigar!

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Cigar Region Cuba
Filler Cuban
Wrapper Cuba
Binder Cuba
Length 5
Ring Gauge 50
Vitola Torpedo
Construction Hand Made