Antonio Benitez Corona Cigar Review
This 5.5×42 stick features a dark chocolate mottled wrapper with a firm dry pack, minimal veins, tight invisible seams, triple cap and rich dark tobacco and wood aroma. First light reveals a bit of a snug draw producing good mild-medium smoke output with exceptionally smooth sweet almost candy like oily tobacco flavors with a relatively short clean finish of the same. The first third burns well opening the draw a bit and bringing the body to a medium. Flavors are joined by a slight pepper tingle through the finish, which is growing longer but staying smooth. 25 minutes in just past the 1/2 way point the body is up a tick to medium-full staying very smooth, joined by a meaty smoky flavor while the finish gets a big deep earthy pepper without any spice, lasting well till the next draw. Ending at 50 minutes the last third went to a mushy tobacco and ash taste but burned well.