Leon Jimenes Original No.5 Corona Description
This Leon Jimenes Original No.5 Corona cigar is made in Dominican Republic. Outside, you'll find a Connecticut Shade wrapper. Inside, the binder is Dominican, and the filler is Dominican. This is a Corona cigar with a length of 5.00 and a ring gauge of 38.
This is a wonderful cigar. And I know this sounds crazy but when I light it up, I taste canteloupe...a tart, fruity flavor with a fruity melon sweetness. And then I get a bit of a grassy taste accompanied by some cocoa. I like this size the best. Its small in ring gauge but long in length. The smaller ring gauge makes the flavors more intense and the length makes them last longer. The sweet melon taste disappears after an inch. This flavor is followed by what I can only describe as dusted cocoa on top of freshly made creme freche. The stick is immediately medium in body. That experience only lasts for about 1/2. After that, I get a little bitterness, like in a strong beer. The taste profile doesnt really kick in until the halfway point. A huge dollop of creaminess swallows my palate. And moments later, a trilogy of nuts come to the forefront cashews, almonds, walnuts. The nuts and creaminess is how this cigar finishes out. The construction is always near perfect with only a few veins. The triple cap makes it a joy. The burn is very even. I like that I can put the cigar down for a few minutes and it doesnt go out. I make sure that Cigars-Direct sends me a box of AVO #5s every month. Good cigar!
For a seasoned smoker, this stick might lack complexity, but I still find it a very pleasurable smoke to start the day. There are flavors of mildly sweet tobacco, with hints of cedar and spice. The construction is great...A solid roll throughout and topped with a triple cap. There is also a flavor about 1/3 in of creaminess with notes of dry wood. Moving into the middle third, the cream becomes less prominent and presents a longer and more pronounced finish that lingers in the back of the throat. Toward the nub, the creaminess returns and brings a buttery texture and a continued long finish. The stick is never bitter or harsh. The smoothness runs the entire length of the cigar with a relaxing plume of smoke heading toward the ceiling. Sometimes I share these with friends, but mostly, I dont. I keep all my AVOs in a locked humidor. The only way to protect yourself from the mooches. In fact, I bought The West End Table humidor here at cigars-direct. Lots of drawers and lots of locks. Keeps prying eyes away.
a good short stickno bitetypical of Leon Jimenez