5 cigars Corona Purisco Rojo into a carboard box.
Size: 44 x 150 mm
Individually cellophane tubed.
Corona Purisco Rojo Cardboard Box 1x5
Written by Kevin Godbee
Friday, 11 February 2006
This is the one with the red band. It, too, comes in a corona, which is a size I enjoy. I am neither a good writer nor do I have a palate like many of youse guys(think it's a black & white accountant thingy), but here goes:
I'm not a maduro smoker, so they sent me the natural. The draw was a tad firm. Nothing that I couldn't handle, but a little looser would have been prefered. The construction and look of this Costa Rican cigar was flawless.
The first thing I noticed, post-lighting, was the incredible DARK ash. I actually had smoked another cigar before this and, using the same ashtray, the difference in the ash color was striking. I've only seen this dark an ash on Habanos.
I really, REALLY concentrated on the flavour. As I said, I'm not good at this but I think I picked up some almond taste. That's good, right? I liked it. It was, maybe, medium bodied but I smoke strong cigars so my "scale " is probably a little skewed compared to most.
I did like this cigar. It had a unique taste that I did enjoy. I would buy it again.