Personal Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich Tremont Corona

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Cigar Details: David P. Ehrlich Tremont Corona

  • Vitola: Corona
  • Length: 5.5″
  • Ring Gauge: 44
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
  • Factory: Tabacalera La Alianza
  • Blender: Mike Bellody and Ernesto Perez Carrillo
  • Price: $7.95
  • Release Date: July 2016
  • Source: MLB Cigar Ventures

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Pre-light Experience

The wrapper is medium brown with a very distinct turtle shell effect. There are a few visible veins, but they are smooth as are the seams but they are visible due to the color variations. The head is finished off with a very well applied triple cap. The band is nice and is very classic with the actual picture that hung outside of an old tobacco shop. The aroma from the cigar is very unique and caught my attention right away. It took me a moment to identify it as red licorice. I get that right away which then transitions to a sweet bread and leather from both the foot and the wrapper. The pre-light draw brings more of a black licorice note along with some leather.

First Third

The cigar begins with a significantly charred wood note along with some black pepper. At a quarter inch in, a slight baking spice mixes in with the charred wood and black pepper. At a half inch in, the char disappears and the wood gains a bit of sweetness to go along with the black pepper and baking spice. At an inch and a quarter, the sweet wood note is quite dominant in the profile with the other pepper and spice just being foot notes. The retrohale provides the wood note along with some baking spice. As the third comes to a close, some cream joins in which brings the sweet wood, pepper and spice together. The strength in this third was right at medium.

Second Third

As the second third begins, the cream increases a bit more as the wood loses most of the sweetness and the pepper and spice are faint in the background. At three quarters of an inch in, the wood and cream are at even levels up front and the pepper and spice are a slight bit fuller in the background. At an inch in, the baking spice increases a bit as the black pepper drops out of the profile. The black pepper is now very present on the retrohale along with the wood. As the third comes to a close, the cream reduces a bit letting the wood take front stage with some baking spice still in the background. the strength in this third remained at medium.

Final Third

As the final third begins, the wood remains up front and the cream and baking spice are very mellow in the background. At a quarter inch in, a slight mintiness joins the profile. At an inch in, the wood and mintiness are at equal levels while the cream and baking spice are in the background,. The retrohale presents the same profile. The cigar finishes with this same profile. The strength in this third bumped up to slightly above medium.

Burn

The burn was slightly wavy throughout but never needed any attention. The ash held on in inch and a quarter increments.

Draw

The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.

Overall

I was a bit apprehensive with the amount of char the cigar started with, but that subsided quickly. The cigar was centered around wood, cream, black pepper and baking spice. The profile became a bit less complex as the cigar went along. Construction was very good and allowed me to just focus on flavor. The David P. Ehrlich Tremont Corona is another nice cigar in the MLB portfolio and one I think lots of people will enjoy. I’d definitely be up for smoking more and would be curious to see how this blend smokes in a slightly larger ring gauge.

Aaron Loomis

SCORE

6.67

Cost/Point

$1.19

Scoring System

Aaron
Very GoodPre
Light
GoodFirst
Third
GoodSecond
Third
AverageFinal
Third
Very GoodBurn
Very GoodDraw
GoodOverall
Personal Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich Tremont Corona
Aaron LoomisPersonal Cigar Review: David P. Ehrlich Tremont Corona

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