Gran Habano Corojo #5 Triumph
7 1/2 x 58 - Natural - Single
Gran Habano Corojo #5 premium cigars are one of three very affordable blends from this fine boutique brand made in Honduras. These cigars have a full-bodied blend of Costa Rican and Nicaraguan longfillers, Nicaraguan binder, and a dark, juicy Nicaraguan Corojo wrapper. The smoke is creamy, full-bodied, complex in flavor, and well-balanced with a long finish. A true aficionado's cigar that's great after dinner. If you like full-flavored fare, be sure to put these on your *must try* list.
These are beautiful cigars. The burn is excellent, they produce clouds of smoke, the draw is smooth and easy. Unfortunately for what is supposed to be a full flavoured smoke, they are the most bland cigars I have ever smoked. I will take another reviewer's suggestion and let them age for a while and try them again, but I do not hold out much hope. I have had cigars mellow or grow more balanced with age but never increase in flavour or strength.
Fresh out of the box, it was one of the worst cigar I've ever smoked. Too much moist in the cigar. I put the remaining 19 sticks into my humidor, and the humidity reading was at 79% after having the humidor closed for two days. So I decided to open my humidor up two full days in an air-conditioned room. Humidity level dropped to 62%, which was rather low, I then topped up with gels to moist it up a little, and maintained the humidor at 66-68%. After two months, I took one out and smoked it. And wow, the taste did improve, it became one of my favorite, wasn't perfect, but was at least 1000x better than it was initially. I then left them in my humidor for another additional 2 months, for a total 4 months. The flavor changed drastically, and after aging it for 4 months under the right humidity level, it became my favorite cigar. And within a month, I've smoked up my entire 18 sticks, that's how great it is. I've ordered another 4 boxes (80 sticks), and I will keep them in my humidor for at least 3-4 months before I start smoking em'. As an advice, if you're patient, these can be the best cigars you'd ever get. If you're impatient, these can be the worst cigars smoked out of the box fresh. My review here is based on the fact that these cigars be smoked after 4 months. If I were to rate it out of the box fresh, They're probably worth 20-30 average. I'd rather smoke other cigars that cost $1, that's how bad it is.
This cigar is gorgeous, and starts off with cedar, moist earth and spice notes and then about 1/3 of the way in it blooms into its full deep richness that is a thing of great beauty, and it just keeps getting better. What a great smoke at a reasonable price. Outstanding.