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Laranja Reserva Escuro Corona Gorda

Laranja Reserva Escuro Corona Gorda

Laranja Reserva Escuro Corona Gorda by Espinosa is hand rolled at the San Lotano factory in Ocotal, Nicaragua. This blend features the same Nicaraguan blend as the original Laranja, this time dressed in a dark Brazilian Meta Fina wrapper for which this blend is named. These box pressed beauties are full bodied and exude notes of espresso, cocoa, leather, earth and natural sweetness. Laranja Reserva Escuro Corona Gorda is 6 x 46 and available in boxes of 10 cigars.

Cigar Size Cigar Quantity Cigar Wrapper Cigar Quantity Cigar Filler Cigar Strength Cigar Origin
 6 x 46 (Corona Grande)  Box of 10  Brazilian   Nicaragua  Nicaragua Strength Full  Nicaragua

 

 

 

 

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Tasting Notes

Espinosa Laranja Reserva Escuro

Tasting Notes

Prelight

The Laranja Reserva Escuro Toro shows up with a dark silky smooth wrapper. The color is precisely a dark roasted espresso or a deep dark tan with a slight sheen of oil. AJ Fernandez's craftiness is obvious in the rolling; invisible veins, impeccable seams, and a perfect triple cap.

The box-press is subtle, obvious, but not sharp. Off the shaft are tantalizing notes of chocolate, caramel, dried fruit, nuts, coffee, malt, dry burnt wood, and fleeting raisin. Cold draw is a buffet of flavors; malt, coffee, barnyard, well-fermented tobacco, chocolate, raisin sweetness, cedar, caramel, and dried fruits. Slight red pepper heat is on my lips from the cold draw.

First Third

Even though I've smoked this before I'm always delighted how boldly and quickly the flavors introduce themselves. Instantly coffee, chocolate, black cherry, almonds, hay, and strong malt make their presence felt in the front of my palate. There is an interesting popcorn nuance with a little black pepper at the back. It's amazing especially because I like my popcorn with pepper-I don't know how they did it but I'm sold.

Somewhere in the middle of the palate there's a driblet of sweet maple syrup perfectly equalized by a fresh lemon citrus tang. Basal sapidity includes beef barbeque, a smoky brioche, peat, cedar, buttery almonds, and a peculiar cream disposition. Retrohale carries a good handful of pepper soothed by a fusion of mocha and cedar.

This cigar is jam-packed with lip-smacking flavors and tons of transitions. I'm into the mid- third without my noticing. Strength is a good strong medium and the body is full even this early. Construction is impeccable; the draw, burn line and the ash are all unimpeachable.

Mid Third

Laranja Reserva Escuro Robusto Extra

I'm practically jittery going into the mid third, building up my expectation for more flavor transitions and a nicotine smack-down. There's a sudden spike in maple syrup sweetness which morphs into something that reminds me of piquant honey-glazed beef barbeque. The actual sweetness dissipates while fronting a heavy malt note with loads of dark creamy chocolate, licorice, caramel, and almond butter.

Strength goes all the way up. Most full strength cigars wait until the final third to release the Nicotine full force. But this Escuro isn't taking any prisoners. Retrohale displays an array of coffee, hints of smoky meat, black cherry, cedar, and a little black pepper heat. At the back of the palate are gentle barnyard and bready notes adding to the complexity. The burn is excellent and so is the ash and all things construction. I can't find a single thing to knock in this smoke.

Final Third

The final third begins with a strong black coffee note on the podium. Beneath the coffee is a beautiful leather zing that surprises me. I'd not tasted it before. There's no longer any sweetness or pepper on the palate but everything seems to intensify.

Even the peat is toasted now. Charred wood, barbeque steak, almonds, barnyard, chocolate, and a refreshing minty nuance hold down the fort. On the Retrohale a little baking spice, burnt firewood, and black cherry sing a sweet symphony. My Toro is done. I am sad to put down the nub. It's been an incredible hour and fifteen minutes of a smoking experience. My insides are reeling from the nicotine but I am satiated.

Final Words

I don't think there's much left to be said. Just go out and get this one. But if you are a newbie you may need a heavy meal and also maybe to just wait a few years.

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Additional Information

SKU:
LARECG
Category:
Premium Cigars
Product Type:
Cigar
Manufacturer:
Espinosa
Brand:
Laranja Reserva Escuro
Wrapper Type:
Brazilian
Wrapper:
Brazilian
Binder:
Nicaraguan
Filler:
Nicaraguan
Origin:
Nicaragua
Ring Gauge:
46
Length:
6
Shape:
Corona Grande
Strength:
Full
Quantity:
10
Package Type:
Box
Rating:
N/A
Package Count:
10
Price Per Cigar:
$9.375
Gift Type:
Not Applicable
Flavored:
No
Filtered:
No
Little:
No
Groupon:
No
Discontinued:
No
Buy 1 Get 1:
No
Free Gift:
No
Free Shipping:
No
Suscribe:
No
90+ Rated:
No
Limited Edition:
No
Rare Cigar:
No
Top 25 Brand:
No
Aficionado Top 25:
No
Staff Pick:
No

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