496. CAO Pilón Corona

Supplied by Mellgrens Fine Tobacco.

Location: This review was made indoors in Mellgrens Fine Tobacco’s cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaragua
Filler: Nicaragua

Size: 5.5×44, Corona

Wrapper: Coffee bean, oily and smooth with tiny veins.

Construction: Medium soft but even when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Pinewood and earthy sweetness.

1st third: Starts with earthy sweetness and a 60% dark chocolate with a background of pinewood.

2nd third: Keeps the same.

Burn: Burns hasty and sharp with a firm and stable whiteish ash.

Smoke: Voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue and a light draw.

3rd third: No changes from previous parts.

Duration: 18:40-19:40, 1h.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile.

Result: In my book this is an 89 point cigar.

/Cigar Reviewer André

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