Cigar of the Month | May

Cigar of the Month May
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One of the best Marevas of the Cuban size, the Por Larranaga Petit Corona provides a great balance between quality and price, offering extremely good value.

About the Por Larranga Petit Corona Cigar

RRP: £14.95
COTM Price: £14.25

Owner: Habanos SA
Origin: Cuban
Wrapper: Claro
Binder: Cuban
Filler: Cuban
Strength: Light – Medium
Size: Petit Corona (5 x 42)

Reviewed by: Ross from the Windsor shop

The Beginning

Little hints of caramel and peanuts are present at the beginning, with drops of cream offering a very smooth opening. Throughout the first third, the flavours become well-blended, with a sweet, creamy notes through the nose, with fairly thick smoke.

The Middle

As you reach the middle of the cigar, there’s a salty, nutty quality to this veiny Petit Corona that remains medium-bodied throughout.

The End

The sweetness moves to the background, with a richness taking over. Through the nose you get a nice sweetness and notes of nutmeg.

Sometimes you get hints of caramel and sweet cream, but much less than in the first half. Instead, we see woody notes develop and last until the very end. The cigar performed very well, an extremely pleasant smoke.

Burn

Flawless.

Draw

30-40 minute smoke time, and the draw is spot on.

Overall

A fantastic showing from this delightful cigar. From the sweetness of the first third, the flavours developed into a smooth vanilla cream. As the cigar gently smoked down, the flavour deepened, bringing a touch of Cedar wood into the final third. A truly excellent cigar from a truly underrated Cuban brand.

Ross Rating: 8/10

What alcoholic drink would I pair the Por Larranga Petit Corona with?

Cuban cigars need Cuban rum and the Ron La Progresiva De Vigia 13 Cuban Rum (70cl / 41%) really is perfect for it.

What soft drink would I pair the Por Larranga Petit Corona with?

A Dr Pepper Vanilla Float edition gives everything you need.

Would I smoke the Por Larranga Petit Corona again?

They come in a cabinet of 50 and I would have no problem with 50 in my humidor. Just a great quality Cuban smoke.

Want to try the Por Larranga Petit Corona for yourself? Shop here at Havana House for this incredible smoke, as well as many other flavourful Cuban Cigars to try!

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