2012/06 – Custom Rolled Taboada Corona

16 Jun

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Taboada Corona


June 2012

Lazy afternoon in the village.

Good lunch of wok cooked spicy beef noodles by my wife and then off to my Cafe.

Took a 2010 Taboada Corona custom rolled with me to enjoy.

And enjoy I did !

Fantastic construction was to be expected – it comes from the hands of a legendary roller, formerly at the old La Corona factory next to the Museo de la Revolucion, now retired.

Solid cigar. After cutting the pre-draw showed some resistance, but the actual draw
was picture perfect. I’ve had fantastic experiences with such custom rolled cigars that appear to be solid like a rock and provide a perfect smoking experience.

Talk about pictures – I wish I had taken my camera along to take some pics of the straight
razor burn and the very, very solid firm ash.

I didn’t want to feel stupid taking pics of a cigar in my Cafe …

I only ashed 3 times, more out of habit as the ash was firm enough and would have
remained standing to the very end.

Although the aroma was a bit subdued ( big room, would have been better in an enclosed
ambience ), the flavours were excellent. Peppery, honest Cuban tobacco, roasted nuances. Wish I could better describe the mouthful of rich, creamy tobacco taste.

Pairing was cafe con leche and an old-fashioned German Brandy : Asbach Uralt which was
perfect being so mild and peachy tasting.

The cigar gave me not just about 1h20 of great smoking pleasure but also a good &
pleasant 2 hr buzz.

Now – why don’t I do this more often ??

Luxury problem, I guess.

Most of my custom rolled cigars are larger sizes and require substantially more time.

Good that I started bringing more smaller sized cigars from my last visits.

Thank you for the experience, Reid !!


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Taboada Corona 2010


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