- Brand: Kistoff Corojo Limitada
- Blend: Wrapper – Nicaraguan Corojo Habano; Binder – Nicaraguan Habano; Filler – Nicaraguan Habano and Dominican Habano.
- Size: Robusto 5.5×54
As with most Kristoff cigars I have seen, this Corojo Limitada was not in a cellophane wrapper. Also, and again, as is my usual experience with most Kristoff cigars, this particular Corojo Limitada had a slight sheen to the Nicaraguan Corojo Habana wrapper…an attribute I like to see on my coffee beans and don’t mind seeing on cigars.
Construction/Burn & First 1/3
The wrapper was a notch below a dark wrapper, which made it easy to see a few dark veins. The cut was good, pre-draw was nice and easy, and the cigar lit perfectly. Initial draws were effortless and produced a good amount of smoke (not too light, not too heavy). The initial burn was even and the ash held for about 1 1/2 inches before needing to be tapped off. Smooth flavor, nothing over-powering.
The wrapper did produce a small split in one location, but appeared to be an isolated event. Spicy notes are more prominent than in the first third. Near the end of the second third the split did cause the burn to become uneven. I did not correct this as I wanted to see if the cigar would recover without my help.
Finishing the cigar in the final third was pleasant. The uneven burn did correct itself, and the split that happened in the second third did not continue as the cigar burned. Flavors did become more prominent in the final third, none of which were bitter or metallic in taste.
I’d happily buy this cigar again. Definitely falls into the Medium strength for me (depending on what you typically smoke, this may be different for you) which was a great way to close out a busy day. This Kristoff Corojo Limitada was smooth to start, drama free despite a small split, and finished well. If you haven’t yet, give one a try. If you have, what did you think?
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