Aganorsa Leaf Corojo
For those who don’t know, Cubatabaco is the name of the state-owned organization responsible for the production of many of the nation’s finest cigars. And of course, one of the signature leaves that’s been responsible for the flavor of Cuban cigars for ages is Corojo, so these guys knew the leaf “from seed to ash” as Aganorsa might say.
In particular, the founding team included professional agronomists – people who were experts in the cultivation of tobacco. This is the foundation of the Aganorsa Leaf Corojo. The team has spent decades fine-tuning the soil, fertilizers used, and every other aspect of tobacco growing to produce a Corojo leaf that they finally thought worthy of the label “Cubanesque.”
And now we can all enjoy it!
According to Aganorsa Leaf, the Corojo was “blended to highlight the range of taste and flavor Aganorsa tobacco is capable of,” warning that this is “Not a cigar for beginners.” So you don’t want to start here if you’re just getting your lips wet with cigars. The Aganorsa Leaf Connecticut is probably a better choice for that. But if you’re looking for a high-quality traditional cigar made to satisfy those who prefer Cuban blends, this is one of the best Nicaraguan candidates around.
Get it toasted and get your first puffs. Right away, you’ll get lots of creamy, graham cracker-y flavor. Then, if you’re lucky, you’ll get a good dose of one of the tastiest core notes we’ve seen from the Aganorsa Leaf Corojo cigar: caramel. We’re talking ice cream sundae levels of caramel – it can really come out strong for certain sticks! As you get into later portions of the cigar, you’ll experience coffee and chocolate notes. There’s really nice flavor in this smoke, and it’s a fine example of what tobacco masters can do when they control everything from start to finish.
It’s a traditional Cubanesque cigar with a medium body, medium-full strength, and a wealth of flavor. We’re in.
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Aganorsa Leaf Corojo FAQ's
What are the flavors like?
Graham cracker and caramel early on, with coffee and chocolate joining later on.
What’s the strength level?
Who is this cigar for?
People who want one of Nicaragua’s best Cubanesque cigars made by experts in what is arguably Cuba’s signature leaf.
Will I want to smoke it to the nub?
The flavor from the Aganorsa Leaf Corojo can be totally addictive.
What’s a good pairing with it?
Aganorsa recommends a cup of black coffee or a post-meal scotch from Speyside or the Highlands. Fairly standard pairings. We’ll add a nice light IPA like Wolf Pup Session from Golden Road. Not too heavy, but with enough flavor to give respect to the Corojo.
What’s the best time/place to smoke this cigar?
This would be great in any classic cigar situation, but for some reason it seems like a nice post-activity smoke. After a hike, fishing, a morning at the beach… anything where you want to relax big time and really sink into a cigar.
Nah – this is an outstanding cigar from people who really know what they’re doing.