As a new cigar smoker this is a fantastic little smoke 30-40 mins of pleasure...!
by Staff on Tuesday 07 June, 2016
Reviewed by Bill Fode (July 2000)
I was provided three Rafael Gonzalez Petit Coronas. They all three arrived in great condition. Two of the three were a slight darker brown then the other one. They all had varying sized sun spots on them. I let them sit in the dor for about a week and a half before smoking them.
I smoked them three nights consecutively. One I smoked with a nice glass of port, one with a pint of stout, and one with a glass of HC7. The port complimented the cigar the best.
All three cigars were very well constructed. There were no soft or hard spots. The pre-light draw was excellent on all three of them. The burn was also excellent.
I have never smoked one of these cigars before so I have nothing to compare it to. To me, they seemed young and that more time was needed in the dor to age some. I was able to detect the earthy flavor of the traditional Cuban cigar, and also picked up hints of honey. The cigars were one dimensional with a dry and very short finish and mild in body.
I wish I had some to age a while and then make a comparison.
Thanks again for this opportunity and I hope I was able to provide a decent review for your readers.
by alexandru on Sunday 20 March, 2016
Very good draw, even burn. Starts with a light spice that maintains all the way to the end. Somewhere between mild and medium with stronger finish. I found it quite wood, creamy with some vanilla flavors. Could not taste any sweetness or honey. Not my favorite but definitely a good stick. Some suggest an aging for at least 4 years to enjoy at it's full potential. I'm not that patient though.
by Dale on Saturday 06 December, 2014
I really enjoyed this cigar, consistent all the way down, lovely smell and creamy flavour. Made really well, good draw and lasted quite a while, I would definitely be getting another to keep for an evening smoke. For the price it was excellent, Cream turned to a woody flavour near the end.
by Angus on Monday 22 April, 2013
This is one of my favourite little sticks. A very neatly constructed, nice smelling cigar (ceder and mild tobacco). Not a hugely extensive flavour profile. But the mild/medium smoke carries woody and sweet tobacco notes. Short finish but this is all you need in a little smoke. The best thing about these though is that they are so so consistant - Burn, timing, flavour, construction - once you have had a couple you know exactly what your getting. Excellent small sticks.