Today’s cigar comes courtesy of the Corona Cigar Co. who recently became a sponsor of this very website. We thank them for coming on board. According to their website, “It has been over ten years since we first introduced our Corona Nicaraguan Selection cigars. Since then, these have become our most popular and best selling cigars. In fact, they sell so good that we have a serious problem with the factory being able to keep up with the demand.
For the 10th Anniversary of our Nicaraguan Selection cigars, we enlisted the talents of Tabacalera Tropical. We selected a slightly stronger blend off first-choice Nicaraguan long filler tobaccos and a wrapper that is the same as the original Corona Nicaraguan. The result is a cigar with a fantastic draw, solid white ash and a slightly sweet flavor. The quality of this cigar makes it an absolute steal at these prices!”
Cigar: Corona Nicaraguan 10th Anniversary Cigars
Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)
Wrapper: Indonesian Sumatra
Appearance and Construction (17/20): The Corona Cigar Company 10th Anniversay looks like a premium cigar. The wrapper is nearly flawless with only some thin veins visible. The cigar is expertly rolled with a well positioned cap. There is however one small soft spot about half way up the cigar other then that the cigar has a nice weight to it. The cigar features a nice classy band with colors of red, blue and silver.
Flavor & Notes (26/30): Prior to sparking the stick, the cigar offered what can best be described as a musky sweetness. As we smoke the first third of the cigar there are some notes notes of wood and an underlying sweetness that was accompanied by the occaisonal touch of mocha. The second third of the cigar the wood notes become really dominant but the palate is still teased with some mocha notes. The final third of the cigar some of those musky notes from the prelight draw returned but only for a short while. The cigar finished with some notes of nuts and mocha (finally!)
Burn/Ash/Draw (23/25): The burn of the cigar is pretty even throughout the smoke and the cigar features a strong white ash that holds well with no flake. The draw was a little lose so the cigar smoked a little but faster then expected.
Overall (22/25): This stick turned out to be one of the better house brands I have smoked. On one of my samples the wrapper split slightly but it didn’t effect the overall smoking experience which was quite enjoyable.
Price: $55.00 a Box at Corona Cigar Co.
At the time of this writing, the above includes free shipping!