Sunday, August 10, 2008

Camacho Corojo Cetros (lonsdale)

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Jesse, over at Cigar Jack, is running a sweet contest over on his website. It's called, "Show Us Your Camacho" and he lists the rules for entry which you can read here. The prize is a Camacho travel humidor and four each of four different brands of Camacho cigars. Wooooot! So get your entry in because the contest ends August 31.


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I have to admit that I was once intimidated by Camacho cigars. My co-worker who loves strong cigars, is in love with the 60 by 6 Camacho Triple Maduro. He is a big strong guy and this cigar just brings him to his knees. That is enough to scare the heck out of me! But then I heard that Camacho uses an authentic Cuban Corojo tobacco in their cigars. A lot of cigar manufacturers call their cigars "Corojo" when in fact they are using a Corojo hybrid to ensure a tobacco free of blue mold which can destroy an entire crop. Camacho has found a way to grow authentic Corojo in the Jamastran Valley of Honduras and the Camacho Corojo cigar is actually a blend of 100% Corojo tobacco in the binder, filler and wrapper.


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One thing you will notice about the Camacho Corojo is that it smells divine. The aroma is incredible! It smells as earthy as it looks. You get this nice rich spicy tobacco scent on the wrapper and at the foot it smells sweet and fruity. The lonsdale vitola is named "Cetros" and it measures a very comfortable 44 ring gauge by 6 and 1/2 inches. I love how this cigar feels in my mouth. I can hold it comfortably between my teeth and not feel like I need a dental suction instrument to keep me from drooling.


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The wrapper on this cigar is "Cowboy" rustic. Deep brown as a twig and veiny, I felt the urge to put on my Frye's and some chaps. But it does feel smooth despite it's oily flecked appearance. The pre-light draw was free and the taste was like a spicy and sweet fruitcake. I detected a spicy tingle on my tongue.


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After I lit the cigar and took a draw, I was wowed by the tangy Corojo flavor. It was rich and creamy and a whole heck of a lot better than any Corojo hybrid I've tasted. The first third showed a nice sweetness before a spicy lingering finish. The spice was not overwhelming but provided a nice tingle to your throat like what you get when you drink a strongly carbonated beverage. The second third was the pinnacle of the smoke. It developed a very smooth and rich leather taste. Ladies, it was like someone ground up a pair of Christian Louboutin minus the red dye and put it in the cigar. No joke, it was that good. The finish displayed a nice mouthful of roasted peanuts and spice.


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The cigar burned fairly well. The burn line was mostly even and the only ugly thing may have been the ash. It was dark gray and flaky like baked southern biscuits from a can. It held on though, so I wouldn't worry too much about ash in your lap or on your keyboard.


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Overall, I would say that this cigar is one I plan on keeping in stock for my humidor. It retails for about $6 a stick (at my local B&M) and I've seen it on-line for $92.95 a box of 20 with free shipping. This cigar is worth it. It smokes effortlessly and builds in body from medium to full. It is full flavored without any harshness or bitterness. I highly recommend it. It will make you a fan of Camacho if you aren't already.


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By the way, Jesse mentions that if you get a cute girl to tattoo his logo or the Camacho logo somewhere on their body, it makes them an instant winner:




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I think social services would take issue with me tatooing my daughter...

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Jesse- This should cover #'s 3,4, and 5. That nub is a Camacho Corojo by the way...

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