CLE Corojo Robusto
CLE Corojo cigars are made in Honduras by Christian Eiroa, best known for the Camacho and Baccarat brands, which he sold in 2008. Christian brings a renewed enthusiasm to cigars with CLE, inspired by one single question: What would you do if you were able to do it all over again? The cigars are handmade in Honduras using a blend of all-Honduran tobaccos, including 100% authentic Corojo seed wrappers. The cigars are medium to full in body and strength, with a rich and complex taste.
The stogie I got says CLE Corojo 2012 on the band. Not sure if this means it s the 2012 release or the 2012 vintage, but the stick tastes way too young and out of balance for my licking, showing overwhelming red pepper particularly on the aftertaste and some wood, followed by faint sweet undertones on the second third, and then turning a little bitter on the last third. Maybe I should have expected such a pepper bomb from a Corojo by the former maker of Camacho. Nicotine level is at the high end. Burnt well to the nub. If you re a fan of the entry-level Perdomos including the 10th Anniversary line or of Nestor Plasencia s Casino Gold, then I think you will like these even better; they re more loosely rolled but better burning and with more flavor.