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Review of Gran Habano Corojo #5 Cigars

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Gran Habano Corojo #5 Robusto Cigar

Gran Habano Corojo #5 Robusto Cigar

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Gran Habano's Corojo #5 cigar is the fullest bodied cigar in Gran Habano's line up, which also includes the mild-to-medium Connecticut #1 and the medium-to-full Habano #3 cigars previously reviewed. The company makes it easy to identify the flavor profile of its cigars with names and numbers, the higher the number, the fuller the flavor. The Corojo #5 Robusto size that I sampled for this review measured five inches long with a ring gauge of 52. This cigar is made with a blend of filler tobaccos from Nicaragua, Mexico and Costa Rica, and uses a binder and wrapper from Nicaragua. Gran Habano also makes the largest smokable cigar in the world, the El Gigante, with the same blend of tobaccos as used in its Corojo #5 cigar.

Flavor

The Gran Habano Corojo #5 is a full bodied cigar that is not overpowering. The cigar has a deep rich and naturally semi-sweet tobacco flavor that is somewhat earthy and leathery. This cigar is not recommended for beginners, and is most suitable for experienced cigar smokers.

Draw and Construction

The Gran Habano Corojo #5 Robusto cigar was very well made, as were all cigars in the Gran Habano line. The cigar had a very good draw, a slow and even burn, and held a firm long ash. It took me 50 minutes to smoke the cigar down to two inches remaining. Not bad for a Robusto.

Value

The price for a 5-pack of Gran Habano Corojo #5 Robusto cigars is about $22, which averages out to $4.40 per cigar. I've seen singles selling online for $5.50 per stick. This is a good price for a decent full bodied cigar. The Corojo #5 is the fullest cigar in the Gran Habano lineup, but I actually enjoyed the Connecticut #1 the most, and the Habano #3 the least. Depending on your personal preference, there is a Gran Habano cigar with your name on it. The company also makes G.A.R. Cigars, which are a bit more expensive, but are among my favorites.

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