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“Saw a good deal on the PDR petite coronas, and was thinking they might make a good winter stick, when you don't want to freeze for too long in the cold, but are just jonesin' for a decent cigar (and cheap enough that if you have to toss it, you're not going to feel the sting too bad). I do like some of the other PDRs especially the Seleccion Limitada 2010 in the toro and the Sungrown in the torpedo. I found the fuma to be tasty, had this charcoal taste that reminded me of a well done steak coming off the grill (which I like).”
“The only reason I bought these is because I need a CHEAP stick in my humidor. I bought the Pinar del Rio robusto. The wrapper is nothing impressive and the band is basic. Then I lit one up and was surpised at how good they were. Not the best cigar I've ever had, but for the price these are a no brainer. I'm no doubt going to get more of these. Great for an every day smoke. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.”
“Excellent cigar! I'm not much for fancy wine type reviews and really can't discern all the quoted distinct tastes as some reviewers, but I can honestly say Pinar del Rio in Corona '42 size has good tobacco flavor, mid strength. PdR's have found a regular place in my humi.”
“Let's get the bad out of the way first: These are not perfect cigars. The wrapper is thin and there are numerous imperfections in it. And now let's get to the good, and there is plenty of good...
These are really enjoyable cigars, even burning and full of really good tobacoo flavor with mild to medium body. For an inexpensive everyday smoke they are just great. I wasn't expecting much for the price but after having tried both the Corona '42's and the Churchill '48's I was pleasantly surprised and consider these PDR Fumas to be an excellent value. I'm ordering more, and that really tells you all you need to know. Grab a bundle, overlook the wrapper imperfections and enjoy a really nice smoke.”
“With every order, I try out something on the cheaper end of the scale..an inexpensive smoke that I can go to any time of the day and know I will have a decent cigar. I was buying one of the Pinar del Rio Torpedo Sampler packs when I saw they had these Corona Fumas for only $1.10 apiece, so figured I would try them out. I cannot believe how good this Corona is right out of the Priority Mail Box!! I would consider them a medium body but is very smooth, had a nice ash and never burned hot. The wrapper was a little flaky, but one would expect this in a cheaper cigar. If they are this good now, they should be fantastic after some humidor time. I truly believe I have found my every day cigar. The product description was right on the money, they really are great for the price.”
“I recently purchased 40 of the PdR Petite Coronas from CI with the implicit objective of a small cigar for the road trips I frequently make AND that was flavorful enough that I'd actually want to smoke them. I'd been on a mission to find the perfect smoke and required an economical but tasty smoke that was easy to handle and did NOT last an hour or longer. This cigar, my friend, fits the bill perfectly. I can't speak to other sizes, but the Petite's are medium to full bodied with just enough flavor to keep me from tossing out the window after 10 minutes. Very pleased with this find. I like variety and smoke all sizes at home and find that I smoke these there too for a quick good smoke. My go to smoke at home is a 5 Vegas Classic double corona if that gives you an idea of my regular taste to base this review. I'm a fan of CI's offerings at their price points!! Great 'Bang for the Buck' !!”
“Took some coaxing, but if you don't mind the time, good draw and good taste for $22.50 (robusto.)”
“I love Pinar del Rio's Reserva Limitada, so I thought I would give their budget stick a try. Still looking for the perfect $1 a stick daily. (I know...a bit much to ask for) Bought a bundle of the Toros hoping for something a bit more flavorful than my Free Cubas. Lit the first one right out of the package and really struggled with a severely tight draw. Ended up throwing it out after fighting through about 1/4 of it. Still...the flavor I was getting made me not want to give up so I lit another right behind it. This one had perfect draw and good even burn and HOLY CRAP what wonderful flavor. (No cardboard taste typical of the budget cigars I have tried) This does not taste budget in any fashion. Very rich and creamy medium flavor all the way through. When I noticed the Presidente's were in the Summer Sell-A-Thon I had to order a couple more bundles. At the price I don't care if I have to pitch one once in a while.”
“I was pleasantly surprised by these. I got these for a steal and wasn't expecting much. The aroma reminds me of walking into a leather shop and the taste is nutty and smooth. I will purchase these again. A pleasant "before work" cigar!”
“Just starting out in the cigar world and this was my first online order I had ever placed....rugged appearance, tough draws, strong bitter pepper after taste. This was the first cigar I knew I would not be finishing right after lighting up.... maybe with some time in the humidor they will get a bit better.... Again, I'm a wicked newb and haven't had many budget sticks, so take this review for what it's worth.”
“Good pricing on good quick cigar with good tobacco taste. These have nothing fancy or complex about them in the least. They burn well, produce good smoke & offer a nice medium tobacco flavor. For the price these el cheapos are perfect. Don't confuse these with any of PDR's other cigars because those are all good sticks with some basic complexities, these are what they are.”
“I took advantage of a CI deal on PDR Fumas Corona (44) a couple of weeks ago. I found no problem in the construction, the light, the burn, nor the ash. After smoking four, I find these cigars to be strangely devoid of any taste, either pleasant or unpleasant. They give you plenty of smoke, but that's about it.”
“Got em 2 days ago. Have smoked three so far and every one more enjoyable than the previous. A nice pow from the get go and then a simply tasty spicy mix not unlike some Macanudos I've had in the past. Just a solid medium(strong medium) cigar. Also, none of the construction issues I've seen with the oilier, but very tasty Pinars I've smoked in the past. Just placed my order for 2 more bundles and that my friend says it all. At these insane prices, you just can't go wrong with this deal.”
“Not a great smoke.... BUT, for the price it is a good morning smoke. Marked as medium, but closer to a full body. I've purchased both the robusto and the petite and prefer the petite. Pepper overtones.”
“You can't find a bad cigar put out by Pinar del Rio, and these are no exception!!!”
“I took advantage of the price. I ordered the presidents, and althought it's difficult to see the foot, I was pleasantly surprised. I am new to the cigar world and have tried several different cigars. While I've been sticking to the lower end of the price scale....my humidor is stocked. Time to move up! I will however continue to enjoy these PDR's. Nice flavor throughout.”
“I recently purchased the robustos and I am regretting it. Very uneven burn on every cigar. Very unusual for a cigar from Cigars International.”
“Great cigar for the price! I've tried a couple of different sizes and have to say the robusto is my favorite. Not only is it constructed well it burns evenly to the nub. This cigar has lots of flavor and has became my goto cigar for an everyday smoke. Well done CI!!!”
“Scored a Presidente two-fer bundle deal. Wow are these cigars GOOD! I have smoked 10 so far and all of them burned evenly with wonderful smooth taste all the way down to the end. No construction issues. These are better than everyday cigars.”
“I just love these Pinar del Rio Fumas. I keep them in my rotation. Very smooth and tasty smoke
“Not a bad smoke for the money. I got the 5x40s and the finish is just a little rough.”
“Got what I paid for. Tastes better than it looks but still not as good as expected from PDR. Better to spend a little more and get more cigar.”
“Pretty good cigars for the price.
“A great every day smoke. Nothing spectacular, but I wasn't expecting that for the price. These burn evenly and well, with a decent flavor. Very happy with this purchase.”
“Either I got a bad batch or these are just well below par. Not worth any price.”
“Pretty tasteless for any price. I can't put it any other way. Better deals are everywhere on CI. Do not waste your money.”
“Went cheap and regret it. Really lacking flavor and flavor, in my opinion, is what cigars are all about.... Shredded tobacco with little flavor. There are far better cheap sticks out there.
“This is good cigar (especially for cheap price), but in my opinion, I would place it in a humidor for at least a month before trying it (it got a harsh taste, especially the first inch of it, but later on it became better....)
“I love these cigars. They are great for any occasion and you can pass them around and make friends with them.”
“wonderful smoke great deal”
“Great smoke. Med/Strong smoke. A good find for not a lot of money.”