Curivari – Gloria de Leon (Dominante) Review


Wrapper: Nicaraguan

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Price: $7.75

Vitola: 5 1/4 x 54

Drink : Water

Appearance & Constuction: The wrapper is rough,  blotchy, but not veiny.  Perfect draw.  Tight ash, even burn.

Pre-Light: Perfect draw, faint tobacco flavor notes.

Flavor & Notes: Slight sweetness right in the beginning.  Notes of spice. i.e. pumpkin spices. Some coffee aftertaste.   Straight-forward flavors with long lingering good aftertaste.  I wouldn’t say very complex, but that’s not a bad thing. The flavors are very straight forward. About a third in, sweetness is gone. Still dominant spices. A hint of pepper starting to come forward in the aftertaste.  Spices have simmered down. Pepper is gone, kind of a “tobacco” flavor.  Final third kind of fell off for me. Got slightly hot and lost flavors.  Didn’t smoke very much of the last third.  I honestly think I was enjoying the whole thing too much and started smoking the cigar too fast, and that made it hot and lost a lot of it’s character.

Body: Medium Body

Overall Smoking Experience: Very good cigar for anyone not wanting to be overwhelmed by anything flavor wise, body wise and even burn wise.  Don’t think this cigar will blow anyone away. But I think it’s a great change from the way the industry is currently going.  Not a powerhouse “quintuple ligero”….. Can be enjoyed by the full bodied smoker and the milder cigar smoker.

Chooch Factor: 0-5 Non existent chooch factor. Very unknown cigar in the industry.

Gabe Rating: 7.5 (Good)

Buy Again – Definitely

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