Pedro Martin Corojo Torpedo – Cigar review

This is a review of the Pedro Martin Corojo made by the Martin Family of Cigars. The Martin Family of Cigars makes cigars in the spirit of Pedro Martin’s Tropical Tobacco. The company is owned by Pedro Martin’s daughter, Maria Martin. Maria is arguably one of the classiest ladies in our industry. Her company takes great pride in their heritage and think of crafting fine cigars as their birthright. They are known for their attention to detail, and using every opportunity to refine their craft. The Pedro Martin Corojo is a Nicaraguan puro featuring some of Nicaragua’s finest tobaccos.

Vitola: Torpedo
Size: 6 1/4″ x 52
Wrapper: Corojo
Binder: Corojo
Filler: Corojo
Strength: Medium
Body: Full
Flavor: Medium
Cigars Smoked For Review: 1

Appearance and Construction: The Pedro Martin Corojo’s wrapper is a light brown but is somewhat mottled. It is soft in hand with a toothy texture and a slight oil appearance. The cap comes far enough down to cut generously.

Notes and Flavor: The wrapper of the Pedro Martin Corojo has notes of cedar. However the foot has notes of cedar, hay, and very tangy, the foot of this cigar tingles my nose. On the pre-draw the flavors are cedar, oak, and hay.

Smoking Characteristics: The first draw has a very deep woody flavor, the spice is a white pepper. After the first draw a cedar flavor is left on my palate, and a warm feeling plays across the entirety of my mouth. Moving into the first third the majority of the flavor consists of wood spice, a mix of oak and cedar. This is definitely not a sweet cigar. The smoke is warm and full, leaving a warm tingling sensation on my palate between each draw. The ash is white on the outside, but very dark on the inside. There is a crisp black burn line that is perfectly even. The strength is mild to medium.

During the second third the woody flavors persist, but changes to mostly a cedar. The smoke is still very warm, but my lips stop tingling between draws, yet my mouth remains warm. During this third between draws there is a very deep tangy flavor that has joined in with the cedar spice. Each draw is still producing a full body of smoke, but the flavor is more of a medium. The way this cigar is burning demonstrates the diversity of tobaccos in this blend. The ash has many shades in it from charcoal to white. The strength has now increased slightly into the medium range.

Into the final third the flavor of the smoke has not changed. The smoke is very smooth and warm and full in body. Now between draws the lingering tangy flavor has increased slightly, but it is not sweet. The strength has increased to medium and is leaving me with a slight buzz which combines wonderfully with the warm sensation left in my mouth.

Conclusion: The Pedro Martin  Corojo is not rich in complexity. During the entire smoke the shifts in flavor were fairly minute staying within the narrow boundaries of an oaky flavor. Yet the flavors in the Pedro Martin  Corojo work wonderfully. The tastes complement each other fully, and the warm, smooth smoke makes it a very enjoyable medium strength cigar. During the entire smoke I did not have to tinker with the burn or draw at any point which also greatly improves any smoking experience.  Overall the Pedro Martin Corojo was a fine cigar, with well paired flavors and excellent construction. The warm smoke, and warm tingling sensation that remains throughout the smoking experience is one I thoroughly enjoyed.  I’d recommend a box purchase on the Pedro Martin Corojo, this is one you would be proud to share with friends.

Rating: 89