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Stogie Reviews: Perdomo Habano Corojo Robusto

24 Oct 2007

Perdomo Habano Corojo Robusto Lately, I’ve been lighting up quite a few Corojo-wrapped cigars. I smoked one a couple of weeks ago, liked it, and thought I should try others.

To be honest, I’d never heard of the Perdomo Habano, and it was more or less a substitute when I stopped at a shop I visit occasionally and discovered they no longer carry Camacho.

I picked up a five inch by 52 ring gauge Robusto for $4.90. Between the secondary band at the foot and the humongous size of the regular band, not a lot of cigar was on display.

For the price, it is an enjoyable smoke. Some manufacturers claim the non-Cuban Corojo wrappers reflect the taste of older Habanos when the notoriously delicate leaf was a staple. I can’t say. I’ve found that I sometimes truly enjoy the spicy kick from the varieties of Corojo available in cigars for sale in the U.S.

The Perdomo Habanos I’ve smoked have been consistent, both good and bad. On the plus side, the taste is a nice spice mingled with warm tobacco and no bitterness. They burned fairly slowly and produced good volumes of smoke. I would call them medium-strength cigars.

In the negative column, I’d have to tally the flaky ash and numerous burn problems. The biggest concern, though, is with the construction and the wrapper. It has unraveled on every one I’ve smoked so far.

Overall, though, I’d say the cigar delivers for the price. I also have a suspicion that they would be even better with some aging. I give the off-the-shelf Perdomo Habano three and 1/2 out of five stogies.

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George E


8 Responses to “Stogie Reviews: Perdomo Habano Corojo Robusto”

  1. little baba Wednesday, November 14, 2007 at 11:53 am #

    great cigar, will buy another box. spicy with no bitterness! which is all good in my book. all of my friennds who tried these really enjoyed them…

  2. Jim Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 5:08 am #

    Just smoked a Perdomo Habano Corojo after aging in my humidor for over a year.

    Very nice smoke that improves with storage time. A solid 4 stogie rating if you can put some away for a while. (George is right in his suspicion that this cigar ages well.)

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