Archive for August 25, 2010

Ashton VSG Corona Gorda

Posted in Cigar Reviews on August 25, 2010 by MIKE

 

Size-5 3/4×46

Shape-Corona Gorda

Wrapper-Sungrown

Filler-Dominican

Binder-Dominican

Price-$12.50 (NY)

Today I’m reviewing the Ashton Virgin Sungrown which is made for Ashton by Carlos Fuente Jr. using a 4-5 year aged Dominican tobacco. The wrapper is grown on a private farm in Ecuador owned by the Oliva Family. The wrapper leaf is taken from the highest priming. This cigar I have attempted 4 times on video to review and every time I have lost the video not intentionally but something happens with it, so I decided to just do a written review instead.

Pre Light- My Ashton VSG has a very rustic wrapper with a few medium size veins. The dark rusty wrapper has a nice sheen to it and is packed tightly. The smell from the foot is that of a woody note as well as the wrapper. Cold draw is loose and I pick up a hint of spice.

1st Third-Cigar started off nicely with woody notes and a very nice mild spice tone thru the nasal. Ash is a clean white ash that is solid and the burn is crisp. There is a lot of smoke coming off this cigar leaving the room with a scent of wood.

2nd Third- Things are still going great on my Ashton VSG I am starting to pick up some creamy notes along with the wood. The spice remains mostly on my nose but I do pick up hints of leather here and there. Burn still is perfect with no attention needed. The ash burns solid and is more towards being a light grey. The cigar is a medium body smoke at this point.

                                               

 

Final Third- This cigar is really smoking nicely and burn exceptionally good. My notes remain woody,leather, creamy with spice thru the retrohale and a dry nut in this final third.The smoke is pleasant and isn’t stagnant at all.

Conclusion- My only issue with the cigar and really it isn’t the cigars fault is the price point I pay more in NY but with that said what a great medium body smoke gets a ting full at final third with woody,leather,nutty and spicy notes that s creamy and a well balance cigar. A near perfect burn and a beautiful grey/white ash. Go out and buy this cigar you will enjoy it and if you have smoked it before revisit it. As always remember ENJOY.

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