Brand: Alec Bradley
Line: Trilogy Authentic Corojo
Vitola: Torpedo (6 1/8 x 52)
Origin: Dominican Republic
Wrapper: Costa Rican
Binder: Honduran, Nicaraguan
Filler: Dominican, Mexican
Box Price: $81.95/box of 20
(This is the second of three reviews for Alec Bradley’s Trilogy line of cigars: the Native Cameroon, the Authentic Corojo and the Exotic Maduro.)
Last week, I reviewed the Alec Bradley Trilogy Native Cameroon, and I was impressed, but not blown away. I figured I’d wait a little bit before I reviewed this one.
The Alec Bradley Trilogy Authentic Corojo has a stellar prelight scent: cocoa with hints of hay and leather. The several sticks I tried had good draws, and — call me crazy — but do you know when a cigar just feels good in your hand? This one did. There were a couple of veins in the wrapper, but the Corojo is pretty smooth.
About an inch in, I got walloped by even more cocoa and leather, and about halfway in I got even more spice. Not too peppery, but a steady, subtle spice. It was good.
The Corojo produces nearly white ash, but it’s quite flaky. However, I didn’t experience any of the burn issues Brian at Stogie Review had almost a year ago.
Verdict: Exceptional cigar for the price. I’d smoke this one again, for sure, and you should give it a try.
(Note: This review originally appeared on CigarJack.)