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Gran Habano #5 Corojo Maduro Limitado (2011) - Cigar Review

Gran Habano #5 Corojo Maduro Limitado 2011
654 "Gran Robusto" Toro Shaggy-foot
Oy, that's a long shaggy-foot. Burn hits top-leaf finally, on a tick of curvature -- ribbons through-out there-after. There is a hard clump of ash coming outta opening stanza. Solidly packed via nigh invisible seams from pre-light to nub. There is a lotta 'baccy herein. Burnt-offerings stack slowly off languid cool char; perchance a bit laboriously paced. Bit a' dry flaking there but doth make an inch of growth. Draw is a tick more tension'd than some may prefer, but never hesitant nor hollow. Some light cracking in top-leaf. Requires three re-touches. Smoke out-put tends to ebb and flow, room-note is a quite nice spice'd Cavendish-like thing. Before band-point, shoulder degrades a tick off a' tight draw. Smoke heats up-some by band.
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Chocolate, semi-sweet
  • Espresso
  • Plum 
  • Red grapes
  • Red pepper
  • Anise
  • Creme brulee
  • Black walnut
  • Barnyard
Texture is a damp smoov. Offers a rather muted retro-hale. This is in keeping with a somewhat dull or dusty piquancy, particularly in the pepper part a' pepper-spice. Much of the notes mottle and blend to the point of sometimes being tough to pull out. Finish is a chocolaty fruit syrup thing with short skinny legs. Lacking in complexities and nuances. Straight-forward sans transitioning. Balanced, but done-so via a lulled M.O. Rich, but not so heavily-so as I expected. 

A 90-100 B 80-89 C 70-79 D 60-69 F 0-59
WRAPPER: Nicaraguan Corojo Maduro
BINDER: Costa Rican
FILLER: Costa Rican, Nicaraguan

ORIGIN: Honduras