Team Cigar Review: Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

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Cigar Details: Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

  • Vitola: Corona Gorda
  • Length: 5.75″
  • Ring Gauge: 46
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
  • Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra
  • Filler: Nicaragua and Dominican Republic
  • Factory: Tabacos de Exportación
  • Blender: Michael Herklots
  • Price: $18.00
  • Release Date: June 2023
  • Source: Developing Palates

Aaron-Loomis

 Aaron Loomis

Seth Geise

 Seth Geise

 John McTavish

Jiunn-Liu

 Jiunn Liu

Pre-light Experience

Aaron: The wrapper on the Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda is a marbled medium brown and has some decently raised veins present as well as under the wrapper. The seams are smooth and the caps well applied. There are two bands, both in a navy blue and gold color combination. The primary has the company logo and denotes the company on the sides, while the secondary denotes the line. The aroma from the wrapper is musty wood and light earth while the foot brings fruit bread and cedar. The pre-light draw brings cedar, floral notes and light earth along with a mild spiciness on my lips.
Seth: The Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda is a nice looking cigar with a lovely Colorado wrapper. Light marbling throughout near the veins. Veins are small to medium in size. Texture is between silky and a fine grit. The cigar is firm in hand, giving off aromas of leather, earth, tobacco and mineral spices.
John: The Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda comes in cellophane and has a UPC sticker on the main body to remain intact. There is a primary FERIO TEGO band along with a secondary SUMMA band. I weighed the cigar at 13.2 grams and the humidity as measured by the HumidiMeter Pro was 62.1%. I was picking up on aromas of tobacco, sweetness, leather and mild barnyard. From the foot, initial aromas of sweet raisin with underlying tobacco.
Jiunn: The Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda has an inconsistent shade of overall Colorado. The wrapper feels of nice quality as evidenced by the oils of my fingertips. Veins are well pressed, seams tight, bunch and roll even and the head is well wrapped. Aromas consist of pungent leather and cedar.

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

First Third

Aaron: The cigar begins with toasted cedar, cinnamon and light earth. At a quarter inch in, the cinnamon transitions to a lightly creamy black pepper. At a half inch in, some mustiness joins the profile. The retrohale is toasted cedar, mustiness and light earth and black pepper. As the third comes to a close, the toasted cedar is up front, with black pepper and earth a bit behind and mustiness now in the background. The strength was right at medium.
Seth: The first third starts out with this roasted nut quality that is paired with some oak and cedar. There are leather and dry tobacco notes present as well, and the finish is that of cream and faint cocoa. Medium in strength and body.
John: The initial flavors here are sweet leather with some earth and mustiness in the center of the retrohale. Some spices begin to build on the finish as the first third settles. An interesting herbal note combines with wood on the finish as it continues. Some cinnamon breaks into the retrohale some time later, and the flavors are all harmonizing in strength.
Jiunn: The first third has a full dose of fresh red pepper spice. Aside from that, there’s a good amount of minerals, baking spices and airy cedar. Retrohaling provides an even bigger dose of fresh red pepper spice. It gently torches the nostrils, but in a way that is enjoyable and noggin awakening. The finish shows toast and cedar. Strength and body is medium.

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Second Third

Aaron: As the second third begins, the black pepper is now right behind the toasted cedar. At a half inch in, the toasted cedar and black pepper are now even up front. The retrohale is now toasted cedar, mustiness and black pepper. At an inch in, the mustiness picks up a bit. As the third comes to a close, the toasted cedar and black pepper are even up front, with the mustiness and earth a bit behind. The strength remained at medium.
Seth: The second third is fairly similar to that of the first. Dryer profile of nuts, leather, tobacco, cedar and oak. Finish of cream and cocoa. Medium in strength and body.
John: Creamy leather gets the second third going as earth and spices finish and bring wood with them. As the flavors linger into the post draw, they take on a tannic component for the wood. Earth joins the post draw as it settles in at medium strength. Chocolate is present on the center of the retrohale as it continues towards the halfway mark. When the cigar is almost at halfway, baking spices serve as an anchor for the rest of the flavor components.
Jiunn: The second third’s flavor profile becomes inconsistent. The main reason for this is due to the wrapper burn issues. When the wrapper burns in conjunction with the remaining tobacco, it’s just like the first third. But when it doesn’t, the flavors are more hollow and less complex. Strength increases to medium-full, while body remains medium.

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Final Third

Aaron: As the final third begins, the earth moves up to become even with the toasted cedar and black pepper up front. At a half inch in, the black pepper has become very light. The retrohale is now toasted cedar, mustiness and light earth. As the cigar wraps up, the toasted cedar and earth are even up front, with mustiness in the middle and light black pepper in the background. The strength remained at medium.
Seth: The final third is right in line with the first and second. More nuts and leather in this third. Less cream on the finish. Nice tobacco finish. Medium in strength and body. Cocoa on the finish as well.
John: My initial last third impressions are creamy cinnamon, which is followed by tobacco and a medium strength spice on the finish. That spice lingers for a while on the post draw and there is a wood component that comes through after a short delay. The overall flavor combination is consistently progressing to the halfway point. In the bottom half, wood becomes the primary flavor driver.
Jiunn: Same sentiments as the second third. The burn is screwing it all up. What a pity. Strength and body finishes the same medium-full and medium, respectively.

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Burn

Aaron: The burn was a bit wavy throughout and the cigar went out twice, in pretty quick succession in the second third, requiring re-lights.
Seth: Solid burn from start to finish.
John: The burn had waviness to it in the first third, which self corrected. The cigar spontaneously went out in the second third, requiring a re-light. No issues for the remainder of the review.
Jiunn: As stated within the second and final third review, the wrapper burn performance was an issue, creating numerous touch-ups.

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda

Draw

Aaron: The draw was slightly tighter than I prefer, but didn’t cause any issues with the smoking experience.
Seth: Very nice draw.
John: The draw was right in the ideal zone between resistant and open.
Jiunn: Draw performance was on point, providing the ideal balance between air flow and resistance.

Overall

Aaron: The cigar began with toasted cedar, cinnamon and light earth. The cinnamon transitioned to lightly creamy black pepper pretty quickly. Some mustiness joined a bit later. The second third saw the black pepper increase. The final third saw the pepper mellow quite a bit. The Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda had a pretty nice start with a nice combination of flavors. The second third took a step down as the pepper and earth increased and maintained that level the rest of the way. I’d be up for trying another vitola, but don’t see this as one I’d come back to with any real frequency.
Seth: I really enjoyed the Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda and I would love to smoke it in all of the different vitola offerings. I would definitely buy a box of these, given they are in boxes of ten, and I love the profile as well. This is a balanced cigar with an enjoyable flavor profile that is on the dryer side but still complex. Nice medium strength and body level. Solid construction as well. Loved the diversity of tobacco in the blend.
John: The Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda marks another good release from Ferio Tego. The first and second thirds were the most engaging and complex flavor combinations for me, with the last third almost reaching that point. The draw was perfect, while with the burn, the cigar went out on me once, requiring a re-light. The price point is in line with other Ferio Tego offerings and this is something I could see myself returning to. I enjoyed the Corona Gorda format but I would like to revisit this in other sizes to see how they compare. I got a whopping 2 hours and 49 minutes out of this which is outrageously good value.
Jiunn: Very unfortunate tasting experience due to the poor wrapper burn performance. The wrapper on the Ferio Tego Summa Corona Gorda melds the cigar, giving depth and complexities. When absent, the flavors taste hollow and missing. I hope my teammates had a better experience. As for me, I need to find more to re-gauge.

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Aaron Loomis

SCORE

5.65

Cost/Point

$3.19

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Seth Geise

SCORE

6.82

Cost/Point

$2.64

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John McTavish

SCORE

6.62

Cost/Point

$2.72

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Jiunn Liu

SCORE

5.70

Cost/Point

$3.16

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