Cohiba Esplendido

Wrapper: Cuba

Binder: Cuba

Filler: Cuba

Size: Churchill 7×46

Price: $25-30

Pre Light

Today I bring you the Cohiba Esplendido, which is one of the most expensive Cuban cigars on the market today. It is by no means an everyday cigar and I would I only be smoking these on special occasions if it wasn’t for this review. It has a light milk chocolate colored wrapper topped off with a triple cap. Feels well packed from head to foot without that spongy feel you get in many Cuban smokes. The cold wrapper and foot smell of sweet hay and pepper. After slicing the cap off with my Palio the draw is a little snug but nothing to complain about.

1st Third

After toasting and lighting I am picking up a slight pepper. Within the first half inch I start to pick up notes of wood. The burn is pretty good considering the slight tight draw. The ash is holding on for quite a while and is a dark grey.

2nd Third

As I pull past the half-way point I picked up notes of cinnamon spice to go along with the wood flavors I picked up in the first third. Cool and slow burning with a strong ash.

Final Third

Finishing up this Cohiba I got floral and sweet cocoa notes to go along with the wood, cinnamon and pepper. I didn’t need to relight the cigar the entire time and the cigar burned extra slow which I didn’t mind one bit.


I have to say this has to be one of my favorite cigars. The flavor profile was very complex and rich with no construction problems. The only thing to complain about is the price, with a $25 to $35 price tag it’s a good idea to buy a box to save a little bit of money. I seriously suggest getting out there and grabbing some. I can only believe they will get better with age as well.

Christmas Giveaway

Well it’s that time of year again and thanks to out sponsors hear at Mike’s Stogies we have some free shit to give away to you good folks. So here’s the deal, if you leave a comment on all four posts throughout the week (which is Joe’s that posted yesterday, mine today, Youngbuck’s on Wednesday and Mike’s on Friday) you will be eligible to win:

1 Humidor (pictured below)

1 Colibri Cutter

1 Single Torch Lighter

1 Three Cigar Leather Pouch

15 Cigars

Good luck & Keep em burnin’

30 Responses to “Cohiba Esplendido”

  1. What a way to wind up the year, even though I’ll probably never have the chance to try this. Great review as always. Have a Merry Christmas!

  2. love the reviews!

  3. That’s one heckuva prize!

  4. Cigarlifter Says:

    Enjoyed the review… Keep ‘em coming. I had the pleasure to also try one of these cigars. I had it given to me or else I would not have had the opportunity. The cigar did not impress me at all. As always it is opinion and I would never say no to a free one hahs.

  5. Maybe one day!

  6. Jakob (Jake) Says:

    I don’t know if I could bring myself to smoke something like that. Thank you for doing it for me.

  7. Nice review as always. I have had the pleasure of smoking one of these and I thought it was good. The price tag is high but with the brand name you expect that. I agree that a with a few years on them they will be fantastic. Great give aways. THanks

  8. Great contest, guys! Easy enough even I can do it. Happy Holidays!

  9. abraxas828282 Says:

    Enjoyed the review Griff. I am waiting until my birthday in January to try this same cigar which was giffted to me by one of the best BOTL I know. He goes by the name Rob and is one of the classiest guys I know!

  10. Yo Griff Great Review as you know me and Cubans haven’t really danced yet but I’m dieing to try the ones you sent me. Hope all is well and great give aways man. Love Mikes Stogies. Merry Christmas

  11. nice contest!! better reviews

  12. Great contest. Great cigar.

  13. Captain billy Says:

    Great review. Looks like something I need to try

  14. sweet contest pick me!

  15. Good stuff, count me in! Thanks.

  16. Great review! I have yet to try a Cohiba (CC or non) and definitely want to pick one up.

    Thanks for the contest!

  17. Thanks for the contest, do we not all just love it!

  18. Nice review!!!

  19. Thats funny u put this review up as i was at a cohiba event last week and didnt know what to smoke, so i passed.

  20. The contest is very generous of you. This cigar looks awesome. I’ll have to try to pick on up next time I’m in Canada or something.

  21. Damian Chandler Says:

    Cohiba’s always look so great in pictures. If it wasn’t so cold out, or at last not so windy, I’d burn my last Siglo II.

  22. nice site!!

  23. cigarjockey Says:

    Sounds like a nice cigar. But ouchy on the price.

  24. Greg Wisniewski Says:

    Great Review….We can all only be so lucky. Keep the reviews coming …a good way to fill time as a cigar smoker.

  25. A box would last me years at that price, I’d never want to share. Contest prize looks killer.

  26. Thanks for the contest….a little too pricey for me, and I can’t believe you didn’t save this one for Christmas…oh well

  27. AJTurtlessss Says:

    Interesting. I sounds better than the Siglo VI I smoked. Sadly, price (and availability) will probably keep me away. Great review.

  28. My B&M has GOT to start carrying these!

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