1998 La Flor De Cano Petit Corona


I thought I would continue my ‘cigar in cello’ theme by firing this up. i’ve been really starting to enjoy the La Flor De Cano flavour profile as it has similar characteristics to the El Rey Del Mundo IMHO.

Let’s see how this is progressing….

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The 1999 La Flor De Cano Petit Corona looks like a cigar hit with the ugly stick. This is a standard manovitola that comes in at a 40 ring gauge and is 4.8 inches in length. These were machine made and were available with and without cellophane and cedar until 2002. They were replaced with the hand rolled in cedar versions at that time.
* information courtesy of http://www.cubancigarwebsite.com

It has a gnarly,bumpy wrapper. Rustic like an old school fuma. Aromas of barnyard, hazelnut,honey and earth emanate from the wrapper.

Construction is ok. A little tight from where the band is. Hope that this smokes ok. The cap looks rustic and the foot is well packed.

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The draw is tight. Might be a difficult one to enjoy. Will see when i light it up.

Initial flavours from the cold draw are earth, honey, floral notes and a touch of citrus.

Time to take this to the flame….

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First Third
Very tight to start. Limited air flow and smoke production. The burn seems good though and the ash is a ‘Dirty’ greyish white.

Floral notes, chocolate, citrus and earth start up our adventure. Strength is mild to medium. Would like to see it turn up the strength to support the flavours are they are a little fleeting on the palate.

Retrohale brings citrus, floral notes and chocolate as it moves through the nasal passages.

The after finish is short. Nice burst of flavours on the initial draw however, they flee just as quick. Leaves the palate in a hurry. Citrus, floral notes, earth, chocolate and leather are present but don’t want to stay…..

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Second Third
Getting tougher to draw from the cigar. Hitting the point where the effort outweighs the pleasure. Excellent flavours but too fleeting on the palate. Starting to get a bit of a head rush from trying to draw on the cigar. Decided that life is too short to try to fight to keep this going. It will die a dignified death in the ashtray now……

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Final Impressions
I really enjoyed the flavour profile however, it was too anemic on the palate, combined with the draw issues to continue. I would hazzard a guess that when the draw is on and the flavours are supported with a medium level of strength, this would be a wonderful cigar to smoke. Too bad…..

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