Cigar Ratings & Reviews

My Weekend Cigar: Jan. 29, 2018 – Gran Habano #5 Corojo Gran Robusto

MY WEEKEND CIGAR: Gran Habano #5 Corojo Cigar Review

By Gary Korb

Why I Hope This Cigar Never Becomes a Closeout  

I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that just about every passionate cigar smoker has a short list of cigars they almost couldn’t live without. For me, one of them is the Gran Habano #5 Corojo Gran Robusto. I discovered it over 15 years ago, and to this day it never fails to bring the goods.

GRAN HABANO #5 COROJO GRAN ROBUSTO

Gran Habano #5 Corojo Gran Robusto cigar review MWC GK
Few cigars are more consistent in construction and flavor than the Gran Habano #5 Corojo Gran Robusto. For over 15 years, it’s never disappointed. G-~

Country of Origin: Honduras
Size: 6″ x 54
Strength: Medium-Full
Wrapper: Nicaraguan Corojo
Binder: Nicaraguan Corojo
Filler: Nicaraguan, Costa Rican

My Experience: The Corojo wrappers on the Gran Habano #5 Corojo cigars have this brick-hued sheen that always catches my eye, along with a virtually veinless, buttery smooth texture that makes them even more alluring. I chose the Gran Robusto in this line because I prefer Toros, and the 6″ x 54-ring dimensions have always appealed to me. The cigar is well-made with a nice feel to it and a cordial, cedary-leathery pre-light flavor. At the core is a Nicaraguan and Costa Rican long-filler blend with a Nicaraguan Corojo binder. The medium-plus smoke is lusciously smooth and creamy issuing base flavors of earthiness, cedar, and sweet spice. As it winds its way toward the head, hints of roasted nuts, coffee bean and cocoa can also be found swimming upstream.

Suffice it to say . . . Ordinarily, I would suggest that newer cigar smokers start with the milder, Gran Habano #1 Connecticut cigars, but with the #5 Corojo you’ve got a cigar that’s so smooth, so replete with well-balanced flavors, you can dive-in head first. And for the more experienced masses, this is one of the most consistently enjoyable cigars in my rotation, and it sells at a price that contradicts its very upmarket virtues.

gran habano #5 Corojo gran robusto cigar review BIN MWC

If you’ve had an experience with this cigar, please leave a comment or share a similar experience.

Leave a Reply

avatar
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.

Show all Gary Korb's Articles
Cigar advisor master blenders podcast interview francisco batista agio caribbean tobacco royal agio cigars Cigar Advisor Cover

Master Blenders: Francisco Batista of Royal Agio Cigars

In this audio podcast, Dominican Republic native, Francisco Batista, talks to Gary Korb about his gig as General Manager and Premium Cigar Master Blender for Agio Caribbean Tobacco, whose brands include Royal Agio Cigars’ highly-acclaimed Balmoral and San Pedro de Macoris cigars. Click and listen now!

Read More
nowsmoking ramon allones by AJ Fernandez cigar review Cigar Advisor Cover

#nowsmoking: Ramon Allones by AJ Fernandez Toro

This cigar has charted the “Top 25 Cigars of 2018” lists of Cigar Journal, Cigar Aficionado, and Cigar Advisor. Find out why, and what else you need to know about it, in our quick Ramon Allones cigar review – click & read now…

Read More
Gary's White Christmas cigars for the Holidays Cigar Advisor cover

2018 CA Report: 12 Dream Cigars for the Holidays

Gary Korb takes one more look at the Holidays with his list of top shelf cigars adorned with fancy white & gold bands. Whether it’s a last minute gift idea or a humidor-worthy primo to ring-in the New Year, you’ll find 12 of them all dressed-up and ready to smoke.

Read More
Jesus Fuego J Fuego cigars

Master Blenders: Jesus Fuego of J. Fuego Cigars

Big flavor and big ratings are the calling cards of Jesus Fuego, Learn how this Master Blender does it, straight from the great himself in this interview.
Read More