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Cigar Review: Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

 

 

The Company

“JRE Tobacco is a family centered company, founded by Julio R. Eiroa and his son Justo M. Eiroa, together they manage all aspects of the cigar growing and manufacturing for your enjoyment.

This is a crop to shop operation as we like to call it.

We are fully committed to providing sustained quality and satisfaction on every Aladino, Rancho Luna and Tatascan we make.

This self-imposed standard covers the entire cigar manufacturing process.

Our commitment to quality and consumer satisfaction is never compromised or circumvented.

As the premier Corojo grower in the industry, I, Julio Eiroa, Master Cigar Blender and Tobacco grower, guarantee that all our brands will provide you the opportunity to enjoy an Authentic Corojo taste, the same as cigars from the 1960’s.

Join us on this journey and be part of a history making cigar smoking experience like no other”.

JRE Tobacco Website

 

 

The Corojo Reserva Robusto cigar is the newest addition to the Aladino cigar family from JRE Tobacco. Co.

Aladino harnesses the traditional look and taste that calls back to the early days of the Eiroa’s back in Cuba. 

The Aladino name stems from a vintage movie theater in Danlí, Honduras, which the Eiroas have converted into an operational cigar factory.

For this special blend, Julio has crafted an old school “Authentic Corojo” puro blend, using Honduran Corojo tobaccos grown on Julio’s “Eiroa Tobacco Farm” in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras.

 

 

 

Available Size:

  • Robusto: 5 x 50
  • Box Count: 20
  • Production: 400 boxes

 

 

 

  • APPEARANCE

 

The Honduran Corojo wrapper is milk chocolate in color with notable tooth, seam and visible vein.

At 5 x 50 it’s rolled in the Robusto format with a circular open foot and triple rounded cap.

Two bands sit on the vintage looking vitola, the primary band has a capital “A” on the circular shield with “ALADINO” in white font on a matte brown background.

Along the left side of the primary band in thin white font reads “HONDURAS” with “HECHO A MANO” on the right.

The secondary band is a darker shade of brown with yellow borders reading “Corojo Reserva” in white solid font on a dark brown background.

A sleeve of white tissue paper with a twist at the foot covers half of the vitola.

Pre light aroma had notes of cocoa, cedar and malt.

The cold draw produced flavors of leather, oak and vanilla bean

 

 

 

  • FIRST LIGHT

 

An aroma of heavy cedar off the toasted foot.

Immediate flavors of cedar char and orange peel with leather spice.

The blend settles in quickly with flavors of rich cedar, creamy malt and oak.

The background profile remains distinctly woody with nuances of creamy leather and coffee.

The spicy element is in the form of a uniquely warm herbal spice tea and raw cinnamon coating all areas of the palate.

White pepper on the retro-hale enhances the aforementioned flavors with a long finish of caramel.

 

  • CRUISE CONTROL BURN

 

In the second half core flavors of rich cedar, creamy malt and mocha are up front and on point.

the background profile blends right in with the core flavors remaining distinctly woody enhancing the rich notes of cedar, vanilla bean, creamy leather with an assortment of vegetal flavors.

The spicy element has remained consistent with black herbal spice tea keeping the Aladino Corojo Reserva MED-PLUS with a wide open draw.

The retro-hale has increased in strength with a sting of white pepper evolving into a long finish caramel and toffee char.

 

 

Split Ash at “First Light”

 

 

  • FINAL THIRD

 

Heading into the final third every draw is producing a myriad of woody flavors of rich cedar, oak, vanilla bean and creamy leather.

The background profile hasn’t changed since first light, woody notes balance in with nuances of vegetal and sweet cedar.

A perfect balance of black herbal spiced tea at a level of MED is distinctly identifiable on every draw.

The retro-hale has remained consistent with clean white pepper at a level of MED evolving into a long finish smoked caramel.

 

  • CONSTRUCTION/STRENGTH

 

• CONSTRUCTION: The Aladino Corojo Reserva had zero construction issues. The vitola has a light palpable softness with no cracks, blemishes or inconsistencies.

 

• BURN: The burn line straight and circular with a thick carbon line that was very notable on the Corojo capa. A continuous smolder of wrapper, binder and filler throughout all three smoking stages.

 

• ASH: The darker grey ash split on two examples at first light but never showed up in the final stages after tapping. Solid and circular it held about an inch and tapped off with ease.

 

• CUT: V-cut all examples smoked for review.

 

• DRAW: A wide open effortless draw was experienced on all examples smoked for relaxation and review. The vitola produced a myriad of cedar filled flavors with a copious amount of woody aroma filled smoke.

 

• RE-LIGHTS: Zero.

 

• FIRE: Long cedar matches preserved the flavor profile.

 

• STRENGTH: Straight MED bodied wheelhouse.

 

  • CONCLUSION

 

If you’ve ever doubted the power of social media, especially the cigar media you can put your doubts to rest and believe the hype it’s real!

A superb offering from JRE Tobacco Co. the Aladino Corojo Reserva had the taste of an old world Cuban with the looks to accompany it.

Loaded to the core with woody flavors of cedar and oak with balance of herbal spice and creamy leather the cigar was consistent and complex from first light to final third.

 

 

 

 


Cigar reviewed: Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto from JRE Tobacco Co.

Cigars for review: Purchased (Box)

Cigars smoked for review: 5 total, 3 for standard review

Cigar Smoke Rate: 95

Size: 5 x 50 (Robusto)

Wrapper: Honduran Corojo

Binder: Honduran Corojo

Filler: Honduran Corojo

Country of Origin: Honduras

Factory: Las Lomas

Production: 400 boxes, 8,000 cigars total

Box count: 20

News source: JRE Tobacco Co.

Photos by: Cigar Smoke

 

Toar Campbell

Love of all things cigars, craft beer, Stouts, IPA's (any beer). Follow me on Untappd @Toar Campbell. Writer, reviewer, founder cigarsmoke.net
Toar Campbell

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