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Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Table 36 Integrity Corona Gorda
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Tim (timpellis)
89
Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Vendor sponsored Geek Critique.  Up for review this time is the Table 36 Integrity Corona Gorda.  Integrity highlights the diverse soils from three of Nicaragua’s most noted regions, proudly displaying a Jalapa wrapper atop a double binder of Esteli and Jalapa which in turn secures ligero from both Condega and Jalapa all fashioned into a stylish soft box press.  This critique has been generously sponsored by Tim Morgan of Table 36 Cigars.

Length:
5.5
Ring Gauge:
46
Country Manufactured:
Nicaragua
Filler:
Nicaragua
Binder:
Nicaragua
Wrapper:
Nicaragua
Color:
Colorado Maduro
Strength:
Full
Shape:
Corona Grande

This cigar was enjoyed with Water

Pre-Light: 18 Points of 10 Possible

Easy to cut, and a nice pre-light draw, not too loose or tight.  Thinking back I am surprised that I didn’t get any hints of pepper on the cold draw, maybe next time.  Good, solid feel in the hand.  I was able to get a nice clean straight cut.  The aroma was above average, setup was for a great smoke.


Light & Burn: 13 Points of 15 Possible

Nice burn, a bit uneven at times, nothing major.  No relights were needed and the volume of smoke was excellent.  The ash held on fairly well but could have been better.  I wouldn't be too worried about the ash falling off, but I would like to try another to have full trust.

Construction: 28 Points of 30 Possible

Well made cigar.  Nice color and some veins were present, but not enough to ruin the look.  I can mention the ash again here, it didn’t have any problems with it falling off but I also didn’t get the feeling that it was rock solid either.  Had a great draw from beginning to end.

Flavor: 30 Points of 45 Possible

1/3:  Starts out with a bold flavor that has hints of spice.  There is a pepper flavor that hangs around and you can really sense it with a retrohale.  The dominate flavor is tobacco and maybe a touch of nutty/woody flavors as well.
2/3:  The woody flavor is coming through more now as the profile has shifted somewhat.  The spice is still present but the pepper is a bit less than before.  I would still say tobacco is the main flavor but the woodsy notes are far more pronounced.
3/3:  Flavors staying the same for the most part.  The tobacco flavor is a bit more “dry” than before, could be described as leathery.  Spice is still there and the pepper is coming back somewhat.


Summary

Bold cigar that has a classic flavor to it.  Tastes how one would expect a almost 100% nicaraguan cigar to.  Classic tobacco flavors with spice and pepper.  Some nice complexity to the flavor profile.  I would say this is on the full side.  The overall size of this stick was to my liking as well, it was a good challenge but not overwhelming.  Very nice.



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