Perdomo Habano – Corojo

Perdomo Habano Corojo - 1Brand: Perdomo Habano Corojo
Vitola: Robusto
Length: 5.00 Inches
Ring Gauge: 52
Wrapper: Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan, from the Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa regions
County of Origin:Nicaragua
Price Per box: $90.00

The Perdomo Habano was released in 2007 from tobaccos grown on the Perdomo Farms in Nicaragua. The filler is comprised of Tobacco selected from three different growing regions which include Esteli, Condega, and Jalapa. Esteli and Jalapa are recognized on rear side of the primary band. The word Habana is also printed on the band to recognize the Cuban seed which the tobaccos originated from..

Pre Light:
Perdomo Habano Corojo - 2
While looking over the cigar I found wrapper to have a fairly dull sheen that was consistent from head to foot. While holding it up to the light I could not find any particularly dull or shiny spots to stand out from the consistent sheen. The wrapper had two medium sized veins that protruded slightly and added a little texture.

When pinched I found the Perdomo Habano to be firmly and consistently packed with tobacco. After opening the cap I found the pre light draw to be a little tight for my liking, however there was no concern of a plugged or hard to smoke cigar.

First Third:
Perdomo Habano Corojo - 3
After the initial toasting I had my Perdomo Habano evenly lit and producing thick and flavorful smoke. The very first puff of the cigar lead way to a concentrated Corojo base flavor and thick mouth feel. The body starts off in the Medium range while the finish is smooth.

After a about a half dozen puffs, the concentrated Corojo flavor fades a bit and becomes a little more relaxed. The primary flavor remains a rich Corojo and picks up a mild sweetness and leather flavor. The Finish is thick and smooth while the body remains in the Medium range.

Second Third:
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During the second third of the smoke, the Corojo continues to take center stage as far as the core flavor goes. Throughout the smoke I had been getting brief leather and vegetal flavors which do a great job of grabbing my attention before they quickly fade. Once these flavors come into the picture a sip of cool water makes them pop and really stand out.

The base flavor remains in the medium range with a slight build as I smoke further into the cigar. The finish is thick and heavy on the palate while remaining smooth.

The ash at the foot of my cigar was light in color while flaking around the outside. What used to be the wrapper was slightly pulling away from the bulk of the ash and dropping off on occasion. The core of the ash appeared to be firmly compacted and required a firm tap against the ashtray to remove.

The burn line was thin and even for the most part. On occasion the burn would get a little uneven but quickly corrected itself after just a few puffs. The draw opened up a bit as I smoked and produced a generous supply of thick smoke which was easily passed through the sinuses.

Final Third:
Perdomo Habano Corojo - 5
The final third of my Perdomo Habano was smoking much like the first few puffs. The Corojo core flavor became concentrated and muted the subtle vegetal and leather flavors. While the more subtle and delicate flavors were becoming harder to distinguish I really like where the cigar was heading.

The body continued to slowly build and reached the early stages of Full bodied while the finish remained thick and heavy on the palate. Each puff left me with a thick texture on the walls of my mouth and tongue which washed away slightly with a sip of water.

The burn line remained thin and became slightly uneven at times, however, just as before it corrected itself after a few puffs. The resting smoke was light while the smoke on the draw was thick. After each puff a cloud of smoke laid in the air like a dense fog. The room aroma was about medium and did not seem offensive (but that’s coming from a cigar smoker, so I wouldn’t expect a spouse to find it too appealing)

My Thoughts:
I think that some people may find the subtle flavors to be a little hard to distinguish due to the full flavors of the Corojo tobacco. This may lead to the impression that this cigar is a little boring or too one dimension, but personally I really like the heavy Corojo flavors. When I started to notice the subtle flavors come into the picture a sip of cool water seemed to really make them pop.

With a price point of $5.50 at my local shop, I definitely think they are worth it. The Perdomo Habano Corojo will be becoming a staple in humidor.

If you are the type of smoker that really likes Corojo tobacco, I don’t think you will be disappointed with one of these.

Happy Smoking