Corona Gorda

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural Corona Gorda

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural Corona Gorda

Overall, the Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural Corona Gorda was fairly average and the burn issues were a bit of a drawback. In comparison with the initial release in the Toro, I slightly preferred that vitola, but this line just doesn't do it for me and I don't see myself returning to this one.

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

Team Cigar Review: Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla

In my opinion, in true, fairly typical fashion, Pete nails the body. There aren't that many good cigars with medium plus body these days, but Pete seems to know how to achieve that and pair it with flavors that compliment it quite well. Even with this said, I still prefer the Habano versions of the Brown Label. But this Tatuaje 7th Tuxtla was neat to smoke for a little change up.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R

The Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Maduro Corona Gorda R offers up some fairly full strength flavors, surprisingly more intense than the Habano, which I was not expecting. I enjoyed the first and second thirds but given the intensity of the flavors, this cigar might be a bit too much for a lot of smokers. I would definitely smoke the Knuckle Sandwich Maduro again.

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro Corona Gorda

Personal Cigar Review: Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro Corona Gorda

Overall, the Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro Corona Gorda was fairly average as the damp, musty wood wasn't my favorite and it was the dominant component of the profile. All in all, the cigar keeps up with the original release in the line, but still isn't something I'd see myself coming back to all that frequently.

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: La Aurora Especiales Corona Gorda

I felt this was a more modern Cameroon release from La Aurora and the Dominican Republic. Yes, it is using an Ecuadorian Cameroon wrapper and not an authentic African Cameroon, but the cigar has more strength, body and darker flavors than a lot of past Cameroon releases from the company. The almond, cream, currant and Chinese spice notes were great together.

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano Corona Gorda R

Team Cigar Review: Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano Corona Gorda R

This Espinosa Knuckle Sandwich Habano Corona Gorda R is the exact wheelhouse of Espinosa that I like. Deep flavors creating a rich, sweet and spicy experience. Typically, when a product is backed by a celebrity, it's a bunch of bullshit. But not this one. If you're a fan of the typical Espinosa offerings, you will not be disappointed in this one.

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Coppers

Team Cigar Review: Protocol Coppers

While the Protocol Coppers isn't bad, it just couldn't maintain what was delivered in the first third. I think this is a slightly better offering than most of the other special/single store releases from the brand and I might come back to it from time to time, but it isn't something that I see myself going back to all that regularly. It's worth trying one to see what you think.

Team Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Pasion Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: La Aroma de Cuba Pasion Corona Gorda

I can’t remember the last La Aroma de Cuba that I enjoyed this much. What a great Nicaraguan puro. Balanced blend with enjoyable flavors from start to finish. Great construction as well. My Father has released two Nicaraguan puros recently that have caught my attention. I like what I am seeing. I want more! I will definitely be coming back to this La Aroma de Cuba Pasion Corona Gorda.

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight

Team Cigar Review: A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight

The A.C.E. Prime Fiat Lux Insight was a slimmer ring gauge packed tight with flavors. The flavor in itself was full, giving a spicy dose of oily red pepper spice, followed by leather, minerals and thick creaminess off dried nuts. The one thing I noticed is, you have to watch the intensity of draws. Draw too fast, and you'll quickly get unwanted char and bitterness. Great showing, I'll be back for more.

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda

Team Cigar Review: Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda

The Crux Epicure Maduro Corona Gorda was a good offering of the Epicure Maduro blend in a vitola that seems to shine. The first third was the most complex, and the second third delivered enough flavor balance to maintain interest. The complexity fell off in the last third but was still pleasant.