Cigar Review: Cornelius & Anthony Meridian

C&A MeridianVitola: Robusto
Size: 5″ x 52 ring gauge
Price $8.99
Purchased at Maxamar’s Cigars


I was recently looking around the humidor at Maxamar’s to see if there was anything I hadn’t tried and came across this.  I picked one up and smoked it that day and since I enjoyed it I picked another one up for review.  Dave did a review of this recently and covers the blend info here.


The top main band is pretty familiar now as it is the same on the other 3 blends.  The bottom band lets you know what the blend is.  I agree with Dave that a little more variety might be a good thing to think about.  The wrapper was a golden brown in color with a good amount of oils and some tooth.  When I gave it a squeeze there was some give and there were no soft spots.  Putting my nose to the wrapper I got some hay and leather with nuts and wood coming from the foot.  Clipping it and taking a cold draw on it I got a slight sweetness with a good draw.


It starts off with a good amount of spice on the tongue and retrohale.  After a few more puffs I noted some flavors of leather, earth and coffee.  At the beginning it started off at the upper end of medium strength.  The spice died down a bit as I got into the second third.  The flavors were pretty similar to the first third; leather, wood, and earth with a sweet finish.  The strength stay the same through the second third.  The spice built a bit as I got into the final third.  The final third saw flavors pretty much the same as the second third.  The strength built a bit and I got a slight nicotine hit from it.


I had no problems with the draw or burn throughout.


It’s good to see another under $10 offering from them.


While it isn’t the most complex cigar, it was definitely still enjoyable.  It might be a little to strong for a few people out there but not most.  It is definitely something I’d smoke again.  If you want to give this or any other C&A cigar a try head on over to our sponsor


Prelight: 2/2
Construction: 2/2
Flavor: 4/5
Value: 1/1
Total: 9/10

Keith Hollar

Keith has been a cigar enthusiast since 2003 and it's rumored that he remembers details about every single cigar he's ever smoked. He wrote for Tiki Bar Online for four years before co-founding Leaf Enthusiast. Twitter: @Keith1911

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