Cigar Review – Revolucion Corojo Robusto
Introduced in 2002 as our very first exclusive brand, Revolución by Perdomo remains one of our best-sellers here at BestCigarPrices. Handmade in Esteli, Nicaragua, these sticks are chock-full of premium Nicaraguan long-fillers, and have long been a customer favorite, largely because of their price-defying flavor and maintenance-free performance. For a decade now, Revolución has been available in either Connecticut, Maduro, or Cameroon wrapper shades, all of which present a unique and tasty flavor profile at an affordable price. Now, just in time for the blend’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to announce a brand new wrapper shade for Revolución: the Revolución Corojo. Featuring a Cuban-seed Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper from the Perdomo family’s private reserve, the new Revolución Corojo is the latest blend to join our ever-expanding roster of exclusive cigars. I had smoked one of these when we received the first samples a while back, and I remember it as being quite tasty, so I decided to give it my full attention today as the subject of our weekly cigar review.
The Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper on this stogie was light brown in color with a bit of a “marbled” look to it, and visible oil deposits throughout the length of the cigar. Construction looked to be on par with what we’ve come to expect from Perdomo over the last 10 years; as the stick appeared to be solidly rolled, with a sturdy double cap on the head. Pre-light notes were woody with a mild sweetness, and left a spicy aftertaste on my lips. It was time to light up.
Upon lighting I was met with a zesty blast of very rich baking spice and wood. Ensuing puffs conjured up notes of red pepper, and a good amount of caramel sweetness on the finish. The burn was off to a nice, straight start, and the draw was showing just the right amount of resistance. The woody, sweet, and spicy flavors of the cigar began to intertwine and mingle in some interesting ways, with each taste component taking its turn as the star of the show.
As I burned into the second 3rdof the Corojo, I started to pick out notes of coffee and nutmeg in the mix. The smoke was super-creamy, and left a lot of spice on the back of my throat with each puff, so much in fact, that I found myself reaching for my glass of water quite a few times during this particularly spicy portion. The burn-line had gone just slightly wavy at this point, but I was really enjoying the unexpected complexity I was getting from this stick.
By the time I reached the final third the flavor profile had progressed to a deeply rich and nutty taste, with plenty of spice in the background. At this point my palate was coated in a thick, woody sweetness that was pretty delicious, and the smoke was still flowing smooth and cool. The spicy, sweet, and woody flavors of the cigar continued to balance each other out nicely until I was finally left holding a tiny, smoking, nub.
Now, I realize this is our exclusive brand, and you’re probably expecting me to praise it to no end. The truth of the matter is, this cigar was damn good, exclusive or not, and I would smoke it again in a heartbeat. I was honestly surprised at how full-flavored and complex the Revolución Corojo turned out to be. Having smoked the other three wrappers of Revolución on several occasions, I knew they were pretty good, but this one was just over-the-top in terms of taste. The Revolución Corojo had a lot more vivid flavor than many cigars I’ve sampled that cost two or three time as much. Aside from that, it had a nice, easy draw, and burned pretty much straight all the way down. I must say, the folks at Perdomo have impressed me again, and I’m giving the Revolución Corojo a well-deserved “A” grade. If full-flavored smokes with a savory spice kick are your thing, you owe it to yourself to check these out.
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