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Wrapper : Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder : I will let you guess
Filler : Nicaraguan
Source : with my own money

I am starting off another series review for your enjoyment. This time it is going to be the house blends. All of these will be in the robusto size (5 x 50).

Fifth one is the Corojo Label.


Giving this Corojo Label the once over and the wrapper feels a little dry and rough. I am getting more aroma off this wrapper than any of the previous ones in this series, mostly a barnyard scent.

Cold draw gives a bit of spice but not much.

Burn baby burn.

First Half

Entering into this Corojo Label with an open mind, it starts out pretty mild with a slight hint of spice but not much else.

Further into the first half, maybe about an inch, and the spice has picked up considerably into the range I usually do not enjoy much. To put that into perspective, I do not care for scotch, bourbon, etc because of the bite the have. I think this may translate into the cigars I enjoy also as I think the smoother it is the better I like it. Not strength, a cigar can have a lot of strength and still be smooth, just the flavors.

At the end of the first half, the body has picked up to a good medium and the main flavors are the spice and a cedar taste.

Burn has gone well on this one. First one I smoked was horrible in the burn and taste department so we will write that one off as a dud so Stephen doesn’t kill me.

Second Half

Coming down the home stretch on this Corojo Label and it is still mainly the spice and cedar notes, with the spice taking the lead.

Like the rest I smoked, this one is definitely picking up in body in this second half. Usually has occurred right around the band. I would say it is a full stick right now.

Rounding out this stick and spice is the word of the day. Towards the end it became really overpowering for me and that happened in all of the ones I smoked. I also was getting more of a musty spice taste at the end.


I have to say, I did not enjoy this Corojo Label a whole lot. It was not a bad cigar but the spice, for me, was just too much in your face. If the spice would have been a little more subtle or other flavors to compensate, it may have been a stick I would keep around.

Would I buy it again? No. I am not a fan of the spice.

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