A useful guide to judging the strength and flavor of a cigar is by knowing the county of origin. Honduran brands tend to be more on the full-bodied and spicier side while those produced in the Dominican Republic are generally mild to medium-bodied. You should be able to note the difference when comparing the two Domincan Jose Girbes cigars to their Honduran counterparts featured this month. In addition to the Corona and Robusto featured, Jose Girbes also produces a Lonsdale and a Churchill.
Jose Girbes’ corona is a well constructed cigar, wrapped slightly tighter than any of the Hoja Copan cigars and offering a mildly aromatic and somewhat oily, wrapper. We found the body of the cigar to be very smooth with some wood and coffee beans evident on the palate. The tighter wrap makes for a nice even burn. The finish, similar to the entire experience, was very pleasant and light-bodied.
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