749. CigarKings COY 23

Gifted by a friend.

Location: This review was made indoors in a cigar lounge.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Connecticut
Binder: Nicaragua Corojo Jalapa
Filler: Nicaraguan Corojo Jalapa & Habano 2000 Estelí
Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: Undisclosed (Nicaragua)
Box: Sold in 12 count boxes.
Release: 2023
Availability: Limited Production of 24000 cigars.

Size: 5×52, Belicoso

Wrapper: Almond light brown, silky smooth with tiny veins. The wrapper cracked at the head after cutting.

Construction: Firm and even feel when lightly squeezed.

Cold draw: Barnyard.

1st third: Starts with matchwood, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, ground medium roasted coffee and pastry dough.

2nd third: Towards the end of part 2 it gets tones of bitterness.

Burn: Burns fairly sharp with a firm and stable white-ish ash.

Smoke: Medium voluminous smoke with a medium heat feel on the tongue with a light draw.

3rd third: In the final third a white pepper spice gets introduced. Otherwise unchanged flavours from previous parts.

Duration: 13:55-14:55, 1h.

Conclusion: A medium bodied cigar with a medium strength profile. A clear crescendo from start to finish.

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

/Cigar Reviewer André

2 thoughts on “749. CigarKings COY 23

  1. Did you try their limited release gigantes? We can’t get any of their cigars in Australia but I have been following their stuff with interest. Also because outside of Cuba haven’t seen an almost 50 cab of double coronas (my fave size) anywhere in years.

    • Haven’t tried them but got 2 of the gigantes in my humidor, just have to find the right time to light it up as it should be a 2-2:30min smoke. They actually came in a 48 cab 😉 no but I agree Double Coronas are pretty underrated vitola.

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