Monday, April 9, 2012

C&C Cigars Corojo Robusto

C&C Cigars Corojo Robusto - 5 X 50. Wrapper - Ecuadorian Corojo, Binder - Dominican Republic, Filler - Dominican Republic. Medium - Full bodied. Debuted in 2011 and owned by Joe Chiusano (former president of Cusano Cigars).
Initial lighting taste - Toasted breadiness and spice.

First third - Spice followed by a creamy breadiness and tangy citrus.

Second third - The citrus becomes more prominent along with the spice and now the creamy breadiness takes on a sweetness. Cinnamon notes are also detected.

Last third - Tangy citrus spice, sweet creamy bread and cinnamon notes. Nice long finish of citrus spice and bread.

Construction - A nice looking wrapper with a slight oil sheen and a somewhat bumpy texture. Not soft spots and triple capped.

Burn - Sharp burn with a light gray colored solid ash that held on for over an inch before being tapped off.

Draw - Very good draw and plenty of smoke produced.

I really enjoyed this cigar. The combination of the spicy citrus and sweet breadiness is a flavor profile that I do taste from time to time in other cigars but not too often - It was a pleasant surprise. Excellent complexity and balance. I like the way the cigar's flavors intensity changed from the first third to the second third - made for an interesting experience. MSRP for this vitola is a very consumer friendly $5.00. The line comes in 3 sizes:

Robusto 5 X 50
Toro 6 X 50
Churchill 7 X 50

A great bang for your buck and I would definitely recommend especially if you are on a budget and want a complex and balanced smoke for everyday.

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