I was gifted a Guillermo Leon corona by a cigar buddy of mine who said he was impressed by this blend. After several weeks in my humidor , I gave it a whirl at my abode. Here are the particulars on this blend.
Country of origin: Domincan Republic
Size: 5.5 x 42
Wrapper: Ecuador habano
Binder: Cameron, Dominican Corojo
Filler: Peru, Dominican Republic, Brazil and Nicaragua
Attractive color, some slight veins showing, no major flaws evident, good looking, solid throughout, no soft spots Rating : 4 out of 5
Lite the smoke with a Xixar lighter and used a Xixar cutter. Was bitter during the first few puffs with a peppery start, not particularly pleasant . It eventually mellowed out with a nutty presence which I liked. However, the burn became uneven. Possibly the way it was lite but don’t think so. Let’s move on and see where it goes.
The cigar continued it’s uneven burn which was very distracting to the enjoyment of the smoke. I became more concerned about the construction than the flavor.
Here are two views of the poor burn and construction, not very appealing .
As the cigar dwindled to the nub, I wanted to end this experience. The result for me was a somewhat middling taste profile with a large construction issue. A bad smoking experience at the abode.
The final look .
So the tab is a 2 out of 5, which hardly rates a second try. I was told this stick goes for about $8 a single, this is what I read in several publications. A no go in my book. Mandi my dog would give it a one paw rating.