Size: 7 x 50
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder and Filler: Nicaraguan
Strength: Mild to Medium
Price: Around $8.00 a single
Behind The Stick:
Here is another addition to the series of ‘Revisits’ where I go back and smoke a cigar that I have reviewed previously. Well this one was the Flor De Cielo Corojo and I was going to wait a year ( August 25th ) before I reviewed them again but to be honest, I’ve been smoking the ones I have and now I’m down to my last one and can’t wait to see how this time in the humidor has helped!
Appearance of this cigar is much better than before ( I doubt time in the humidor affected that, but none the less it was more appealing than before), the leaf has a semi-velvety feel to it and a much fainter but well rounded scent than I remember. Evenly packed from head to foot, almost a little too firm for my liking but the draw was not detrimentally affected. This cigar still carried the rustic ‘natural persona’ and is no where near a Davidoff or Cohiba in terms of beauty, but still a very good stick to look at. Also falling right in line with history, the band removed without issue – bueno!
Time has only been good to these cigars. A Mild, sweet yet tangy natural tobacco start – just as before these remind me of the ‘forbidden fruit’ us Americans can’t get on a regular basis. That Cuban, grassy, earthy and mild barnyard flavors blend well together creating an amazing experience. An inch or so into the cigar yields this fantastic, deep black pepper flavor which even for my amateur abilities, I was able to retrohale with minimal irritation. The second third is where I feel this cigar begins to shine, the grass and earth flavors made an elusive disappearing act, being replaced seamlessly with a well defined leather now in the foreground aided by the sweetness from before ( just as before, the sweet flavor remained on my lips when I licked them ). Near the final inch of this cigars life I was expecting it to take a swing for the dark, tar ridden flavors but was given a coco flavor instead! I will admit the smoke has become much drier and requires a bit more liquid to offset but damn worth it!
I’m now kicking myself for not purchasing more of these, sitting in the humidor for almost a year has almost changed these creatures into a new animal all together – well, maybe not that far but they have gotten much better in my own opinion. They are a bit higher on the ‘easily affordable’ scale but not so far out of range where you wouldn’t be able to splurge on a box purchase. Personally, I’m saving up for a box to set down and see if I can keep from smoking them all within a year again! If you have never tried them, I recommend going out and getting a pair and giving them a shot and let me know what your thoughts are!
Every Cigar Has A Story, Every Smoke A Memory