Perdomo Cuban Parejo -- My Weekend Cigar
MY WEEKEND CIGAR: Perdomo Cuban Parejo Cigar Review
By Gary Korb
A Pint-sized Cigar with a Big Batch of Flavor
It's no secret that Perdomo makes some of my favorite Nicaraguan cigars, and since they were introduced in 2001, the Perdomo Cuban Parejo cigars have been one of the brand's most enduring bestsellers. Maybe it's because the blend has a flavor profile similar to that found in the better Cuban cigars? It could also be due to this particular cigar's more bantam-sized dimensions and the Maduro wrapper.
Country of Origin: Nicaragua
Size: 4¾" x 50
Wrapper: Connecticut Broadleaf
Filler & Binder: Nicaraguan
My Experience: Searching for something to smoke with my afternoon coffee, I came across this Perdomo Cuban Parejo Rothschild. It must've been aging in my humidor for at least a few years, but since I didn't have time for a longer cigar, I said, "Perfect." Upon arriving at my destination, I ordered my coffee and proceeded to cut and light this attractive cigar with its dark, shimmering Connecticut Broadleaf Maduro wrapper. Right out of the gate the creamy smoke drew easily with a well-balanced mix of earth, toasted nuts, cedar and sweet spice flavors. As its even burn slowly worked its way down, the cigar took on more sweetness, as some Cuban-like floral notes entered the mix. Just past the halfway mark, notes of roasted coffee and dark chocolate entered the fray on a layer of sweet cedar and nutmeg.
Suffice it to say . . . although it's full-bodied, this cigar's strength isn't as apparent as similar full-bodied Nicaraguans due to its smooth character, excellent balance, and a sweet-spicy medley of flavors. Moreover, the Perdomo Cuban Parejo Rothschild Maduro would even be a safe bet for newer cigar smokers who are ready for a more robust smoking experience.
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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