The Gispert Corona is a mild to medium bodied cigar made in Honduras. The wrapper is an Ecuadorian Connecticut Natural, the binder is Honduran and filler is a mix of Honduran and Nicaraguan tobacco. The size of the ones which I smoked for this review were Corona’s. The length is 5 ½” with a ring gauge of 44.
Flavor and Aroma
This is another very easy smoking cigar. It has an earthy and woodsy flavor with hints of leather. The aroma is quite pleasing also with wood and leather undertones. The aroma does not carry far from the cigar so this might be one to consider when smoking around friends that might not be accustom to cigar smoke. At no time was there any heat felt in my mouth from this cigar. The flavor and aromas are consistent through the entire smoke.
Draw and Construction
The draw on this cigar is slightly restrictive but eases up as you smoke it. The wrapper looks perfect and the burn is fairly even. The cigar is also not firm nor is it soft but rather gives a little when you squeeze it. This stick also have a very well constructed cap lending itself to any type of cutting. The ash fell off after only an 1” but the evenness of the burn and coolness of the smoke allowed me to smoke it down to just below the last inch of the cigar. The entire smoking experience was one hour and ten minutes.
This is an excellent value. It is sold in boxes of 25 for under $50, which puts it as another candidate for Gary’s “Top 10 Cigars for under $2” per stick range. They were hard for me to find in singles but are easy to find in 5 packs and boxes online. This is a cigar that I can recommend for a beginner, and one that I will keep in my humidor.