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Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana Cigar Review

by Bryan Glynn, January 26, 2014
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Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana Cigar Review

This 6×56 box pressed stick features a brown mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, soft rounded corners, a mini-pigtail cap, soft even pack with a satin feel and pungent sweet soapy tobacco aroma. First light reveals no resistance on the draw so you really have to be mindful of taking a puff and not overheating. Doing so produces plumes of thick full bodied smoke showing flavors of a smooth creamy tobacco with a big pepper zing that pushes through the short finish. The first third burns a bit wonky due to the extremely loose draw but a quick touchup brings it back in line. Flavors are unchanged but the body settles to a medium-full while the finish gets a bit longer and smoother. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 45 minutes the burn is still sub-par needing regular touchups. The ash holds for a loose inch and flavors remain near full dropping the pepper. Ending at 1:15 where it got too hot for my taste, flavors proved to be pretty consistent all the way down while the strength comes up a bit to medium and construction was just too loose needing a better draw for a good burn. Thank you very much to Cordoba & Morales for sending this sample for review!

  • Boucher207

    Love the new intro man!

  • garret

    Agreed, fun intro Bryan.

  • RyanG

    Ok, that intro caught me off guard. I like it!

  • Greg Bellante

    Classy Intro Bryan: No one so far as commented on the review… maybe because the cigar isn’t that good as no-one wants to smoke a cigar that burns that uneven especially if that’s the 2nd one you’ve had and it did the same thing . What i like about your reviews is that your totally Honest and if a cigar is bad you say so and if it’s good most guys will make a point of going out and trying it just on the honest and straight forward reviews you give. Keep up the good work Bryan.

  • Ellie

    Nice intro, Bryan!
    Sad to hear that the burn was so wonky though.

  • nyccigarlover

    I’d love to see a review for the 19th hole that you mentioned being one of your all time favorites!

  • yosef5

    Nice intro and good review
    Thanks

  • buffalo_pat

    Cool intro. I would definitely pass on that cigar. Nothing drives my crazy more than construction/burn issues on a cigar. I would have chucked the thing at the second touch up.

  • Veinless

    I find the into lighter ignition chirp too loud and high-pitched. It makes me turn down the volume at the start, making it a bit of a bother to watch future reviews.

    Not sold on the timing of the intro immediately post-voice. Might be nicer to incorporate cigar specs into the intro via text.

    Music is nice, production values on the intro are otherwise excellent. A good step.

  • natethebrewer

    With regard to the issues with box pressed sticks cracking at the shoulder when you cut them… I picked up this trick that I do on all my cigars now:

    I place the cigar in my mouth prior to cutting to wet it a bit – I have found that this prevents any sort of cracking from happening when I cut into it.

  • PAG

    When I watched and heard that intro, I was waiting for Barry White to cut in. “Oooooh yeah, baby. You are SMOkin’.”

  • Hello, Bryan, I’ve enjoyed your enthusiasm in several of your reviews, thanks! I’ve been meaning to ask for some time now, if you’ve already answered this I’d sure appreciate the link, is there a magic point you touch up a burn issue and what are the negatives of touching up too soon or to the point of this review?

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