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Made by E.P. Carrillo in the Dominican Republic at his new and fabulous factory, the cigar is made in the great Cuban fashion as well. Ernesto Perez-Carrillo is a living legend in the industry, and working with him on this project was nothing but brilliant. The cigar features a gorgeous Ecuadorian Habano wrapper, and has Nicaraguan fillers and binders. The Corona Gorda is beautiful to look at and measures 5.6" and has a 56 ring gauge. When I see a cigar in this vitola it is hard to want to smoke another size, and that is the case with this cigar. Looking at these sticks in my box they are all gorgeous, and I always struggle on which one to pick out to smoke. Holding the cigar in hand it is very firm and rolled wonderfully. The triple cap is placed perfectly, and the cigar has some great coloring, and I would say the cigar falls into the Natural side of things. There are some veins present in the cigar, and the coloring would be best described as marbled khaki in parts. I am getting aromas of leather, wood, coffee, and stone fruit, and I am eager to start this treat.
I am in the second third of the cigar now, and this cigar is still wonderful. This is a cigar that provides so many great flavors while performing so well as a cigar that I can not get enough of them. The flavors in this second third have intensified from the first third, and I am getting lots of coffee, rich earth, jammy flavors, leather and wood notes. There are still those lovely spice notes present in this third, and the sweet spot right now is the sweet spots of sweet spots. The strength of the cigar is still around medium, and absolutely wonderful. I always strive to find cigars that are medium in body and very flavorful, and this cigar is that. It is still burning perfectly in this third, and I am loving the strong ash on this cigar.
In the final third now, and this cigar is still unbelievable. It has been burning perfectly the whole time, and been providing a cool and flavorful draw. Along with remaining consistent in great construction the cigar all stays consistently in providing a medium bodied smoke as well. I know I just said it, but I love medium bodied smokes that are incredibly flavorful, I actually prefer them over full bodied cigars that are flavorful. The cigar is still showing those great leather, earth and wood flavors, and it has a great finish of coffee, jam flavors, and nutmeg and cinnamon. I smoke the cigar down to the nub, and even at the end the draw is cool and pleasant, a great cigar!
I have been smoking my way though these cigars, and I can not get enough of them. Each one of them is packed with awesome flavors and smokes incredibly well. Every time I light up another one I can not help but marvel over how well they smoke and how great the ash is. These cigars are just beautiful and a treat. Whether you prefer a Robusto, Sublime, Torpedo or Corona Gorda, each and every one of these cigars is going to deliver nothing but greatness. I for one love the Corona Gorda vitola, and that is why I am giving this cigar 94 points. If you have the chance to buy these cigars by the box you should, because they are keepers. I will say that after this cigar and line I look forward to the next project by Crowned Heads, and wish them best of luck on their next journey!
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