Vitola: Petit Corona
Size: 4.5″ x 41 ring gauge
Obtained From SmallBatchCigar.com as a review sample
This is the second in a three part series on some smaller cigars that Andrew at Small Batch likes and gave me two of the three to review. You can check out the first one on the 702 Entreacto here. As the name suggests this blend was originally released to commemorate the turning of the 21st century. It initially was a limited run but a couple years later in 2001 Davidoff released a similar blend as a line extension and at the time it was one of if not their strongest blend. To me this is more in the middle of their range in regards to strength now. They are made up of a Dominican filler and binder with an Ecuadorian wrapper. They currently are made in five different sizes but others have been made in the past. This size comes in boxes of 25 with most of the others as boxes of 10. I don’t know the number of these cigars of this blend I’ve smoked before, but this may have been my first experience with this size.
The wrapper is a very nice oily ruddy brown in color. There is a good amount of tooth to it as well. In looking at the cap it was a little lumpier than I’m used to seeing from Davidoff though. When I gave it a squeeze there was a slight amount of give to it but no soft spots. When I put my nose to the wrapper I got the aroma of leather with the aroma of barnyard coming from the foot. After clipping it and taking a cold draw I got a good draw with slight amount of sweetness and some wood flavors.
It starts off with a good amount spice on the tongue and retrohale with some flavors of leather and copper coming through after a cfew puffs. A little later I noticed some of the “Davidoff flavor” and some creaminess coming through. The cigar starts off at the upper end of medium strength. As I moved into the second third the strength built slightly and the spice was still very much present. I noted flavors of cinnamon, leather, cream, with a slightly sweet finish. The strength and spice stayed similar to the previous third in the last third of the cigar. They flavors were also pretty similar as well.
As you would hope from a Davidoff the construction on this cigar was perfect.
Just like the 702 the price is a little high for the size of cigar you get.
I will say that this was a tasty little cigar. It wasn’t as bold as the 702, and that’s probably why I prefer the 702 blend more. However since this is a slightly less intense cigar it could appeal to more smokers. If you’d like to give this one a try head on over to SmallBatchCigar.com and try some for yourself.