Cigar Reviewed: Cohiba Serie M 2022
Smoked at: Easton, PA
Construction: About as good as it gets. Once removed from its cello and cedar plank, the cigar reveals a flawless tan-colored Corojo wrapper. I found no soft spots along the cigar’s length. The cigar also feels a little tight. The fantail at the cap is done perfectly, plus the foot of the cigar is also closed with tobacco which aids in lighting the cigar.
Cold Draw: The wrapper tobacco that covers the foot makes it a little difficult to taste much of anything, although I did get a spicy taste from it.
Base flavors: Brown sugar, cedar, leather, black coffee, baking spices.\|
Burn & Ash: Textbook. Even as it gets with firm, dark grey ashes.
Summary: Having also smoked the Cohiba Serie M 2021 Toro, it’s hard to say which size I like better. This Corona Gorda proves that different sizes of the same blend will conjure-up a unique flavor profile and character. Additionally, it seemed that the longer I smoked this Cohiba the more I began to appreciate it.
This is not a heavy, full-flavored, in-your-face smoke. It’s nuanced to the max with a more subtle character. Experienced cigar smokers with a well-developed palate should be able to taste the difference between well-aged tobacco and the specially selected tobaccos used in this blend. Moreover, this is probably the most “Cuban-like” non-Cuban Cohiba I’ve smoked.