9/18/19

GTO Cigars Corona de GTO 10 Anos Anniversario Connecticut | Cigar Review by Kaplowitz

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GTO Cigars
Corona de GTO 10 Anos Anniversario Connecticut

WRAPPER: USA Connecticut
BINDER:  Dominican
FILLER: Dominican

FORMAT: Toro (654)
ORIGIN: Tabacalera GTO Dominicana
STRENGTH: Mild-Medium

WEBSITE: www.gtodominicancigars.com

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NOTES:
Tangy & crisp. Mellow & bright. The hardest thing I've ever had to do in this life was to remove the foot ribbon of this thing. Thankfully, no top-leaf suffered the fate of being collateral damage. Overtones are somewhat reminiscent of a hoppy af IPA. Citrus, bigly. Indian Pale Ale. Floral, earthy, citrusy, piney, fruity. Those are notes lifted from a beer review & et cetera site. (vinepair.com

They are all aboard here. I said overtones... they're all aboard here top(note) to bottom(note). Underbelly is a pair of suede shoes on a sunlit dirt trail. Sans transitions, virtually sans nuance, but surprisingly quite complex -- as notes are at once delineated & mixed/mingled. Body is a dry white wine. I'm seeing flashes of neon.

Big smoke-bomb out-put puts a cup of chamomile tea under those shoes, delicately. Burn-line is as straight as Sean Connery but as fast as Usain Bolt. There are a couple soft spots along the barrel. Draw is fairly open. An overall excitable & exciting cigar. Some green notes and scant white pepper find their respective ways onto the finish.

FINAL GRADE: B+
A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59

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