C & C Corojo
When I reviewed the C &C Connecticut, I assumed it would be another ho-hum, cheap cigar, no feedback post. While that cigar wasn’t bad, it wasn’t anything special either. The feedback from a few of you surprised me though. Brad, who commented on the Connecticut review, said he enjoyed the Corojo a little more than the Connecticut. Based on his opinion, off to the shop I went. Let’s see if I agree with him.
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Corojo
Filler: Corojo & Cuban seen blend
Size: Robusto 5 x 50
Pre-Smoke & Construction:
The wrapper had an oily, toothy appearance, and had no visible flaws. Considering this was a value cigar, it looked above the price range. Sniffing the wrapper, I could only pick up earthiness and cedar. The foot had more of a pungent earthy smell. This cigar was solidly packed, with only a few minor soft and hard spots. The draw was perfect, with only slight resistance. The pre-light flavor was a simple earthiness with wood.
The ash held for over an inch, and the burn required one minor touchup.
The first third had a woody, tingly, spicy core. It wasn’t a straight black pepper, but it had an easy zing. The smoke feel was thick, and the aftertaste was earthy, with a little spice.
The second third had a creamy, sweet smoke feel. It mixed with tingly spice, and I can only compare it to a mild cinnamon. It wasn’t nearly as intense as cinnamon though. Behind that was wood and earth. As I progressed closer to the last third, the strength gradually increased, but stayed well within the medium range.
Spice calmed down in the last third. It didn’t go away, it just felt smoother, and it was easier to pass through the sinus. The smoke feel became dry and crisp, but kept that sweet component. Like before, wood and earthiness followed closely behind.
This was a good medium bodied cigar. Like Brad, I enjoyed this more than the Connecticut. The flavors were pretty rich, especially for a cheaper cigar. There was no wow factor, but it did meet, and maybe exceed my expectations. I could see these being a good lunch smoke, especially for those on a budget.
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