La Gloria Cubana (DR) Corona Gorda
6 x 52 - Maduro - Single
Just looking at this cigar's dark, oily Maduro wrapper is enough to get your juices flowing. The La Gloria Cubana Corona Gorda is exquisitely handcrafted with a hearty, well-balanced blend of Dominican & Nicaraguan tobaccos draped in a toothy Connecticut Broadleaf. A fine after-dinner cigar.
Corona Gorda Maduro is my favorite over a 20-yr period. Comparing the thousands of different brands smoked, none will ever compare to this. Price & quality are met in this cigar. I'm glad to know that some things refuse to be sold unless quality is there!
Now that I have smoked some Cuban cigars, I find some similarities with La Gloria Cubana. It has a peanut aroma that reminds me of the Cuban twang of a Monte #4. The flavor is superb and does not grow harsh, but as with my review of the Wavell, the cigar gave off a very loose ash that flaked all over and the burn was off. It also unravelled some, although this may have been due to dry winter conditions in my retailer's humidor. But I can live with these problems when the taste is as good as this.
this is a beautiful smoke. my two favourite brands are punch and la gloria and this gorda is a good example why. Every cigar in the box perfect. All the same, great draw, delicious taste, superior construction. At 73 bucks a box a tremendous value! I have been smoking cigars for about 8 years now and i have spent way more money than i should have over the years trying to find a really good consistent cigar that was somewhat affordable. I have tried all kinds of cubans and i have to say that not only these gordas but allmost all of la gloria cigars are as good as it gets.