Thursday, January 30, 2014

Gran Habano Corojo Vintage 2002 Robusto

This is one the five cigars that are in my daily smoking humidor.

Quick Details
  • Cigar Size: 5  x 50 Robusto
  • Wrapper:  Nicaraguan Corojo cultivated in 2002
  • Filler:Nicaragua and Dominican
  • Cutting Method: Xikar guillotine
  • Price: Bundle of 20 - $49.99

This cigar comes wrapped in a Spanish cedar band covering the bottom half of the stick and I am sure that accounts for much of the spicy cedar cold aroma and cold draw. Mixed with the spicy cedar there is a bit of peat and apple to the nose. The vintage 2002 has nice overall construction, I would call it rugged, but it's nice. It starts with a thick, heavy wrapper that shows a medium amount of tooth and oil as well as a few medium sized veins. The even burn produces a tight looking white ash that normally falls around the 1/3 mark. A test of the retro hale produces notes of sour apple that is pretty stout.

The flavor mix isn't really complex, but I think it's pretty good and consistent from stick to stick. I found notes of spicy cedar, coffee, brown sugar, earth, plus some leather and charcoal on the finish.

Total: 92

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