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Does a cigar’s size & shape relate to its fullness?

A:  From an observational, or logical standpoint, for that matter, one would think that larger ring gauges would have more flavor and fullness, and for the most part, they do. However, with a smaller ring cigar like a Corona or a Lancero where you’re getting more wrapper leaf, there are also many cases in which these thinner cigars offer more flavor and fullness.

Of course, the blend itself plays a significant part in the overall fullness and flavor of the cigar, regardless of its ring size and length. This is also one of the reasons I encourage cigar smokers to try different shapes and sizes. I smoke mostly Toros, but there are certain cigars I like more because of their particular sizes. In fact, I’m now starting to have a greater appreciation for Lonsdales.

Gary Korb

Gary Korb

Executive Editor

Gary Korb has been writing and editing content for CigarAdvisor.com since its debut in 2008. An avid cigar smoker for over 30 years, during the past 12 years he has worked on the marketing side of the premium cigar business as a Sr. Copywriter, blogger, and cigar reviewer. A graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, prior to his career in the cigar business, Gary worked in the music and video industry as a marketer and a publicist.

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