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Camacho Corojo

Posted , by Steve R Shop Now
I have a hard time finding a Corojo cigar I like. For some reason, the flavors disagree with my taste buds, making it difficult to finish most Corojo-wrapped cigars I start. One of the very few exceptions to this rule is the Camacho Corojo – a cigar that received 'top full-bodied' cigar honors from Cigar Cyclopedia in 2004. That's quite an honor, considering the world's top 100 full-bodied cigars were competing, Cubans included.

Camacho Corojo is an enchanting cigar. Everything about it is a representation of fine cigar making at its very best, from the appearance and aroma to the flavor and construction. The dark chestnut-hued wrapper is smooth and toothy, with a few prominent veins shining through, accentuating the power that lies beneath. The aroma is intoxicating, peppery hints of sweet cedar, a sign of optimum box-aging. Flavor-wise, there's nothing quite like it north of Miami: robust, earthy hints backed by a heady, peppery aftertaste, delivered with assertive, full-bodied charisma. And of course, the burn. Even, slow and cool, leaving a solid, salt and pepper ash behind that needs to be helped off the tip of the cigar. Every time I pull one of these Honduran beauties out of the humidor, I know exactly what's in store: a relaxing, full-bodied smoke filled with deep, robust flavors and a familiar Cuban flair. Other than the strength (which may not be for everyone), I having nothing but good things to say about this cigar. If you enjoy full-flavored and full-bodied, get on this horse right away.