I could spend a paragraph or two talking about and introducing you to MBombay, Bombay Tobak, and Mel Shah, but I think you might already know this information. In the off chance you don’t, and just happened to come upon this review, I am happy to point you to some of the other reviews we wrote regarding Mel Shah and MBombay.
For the enlightened MBombay followers and those that want to learn more, I offer you today’s review – the MBombay Corojo Oscuro – a rich blend of Ecuadorian Tobacco with some added Peruvian and Dominican leaf in the filler to round out the flavor experience.
- Wapper: Ecuador Corojo Oscuro
- Binder: Ecuador Criollo ’98
- Filler: Ecuador, Peru, & Dominican Republic
The MBombay Corojo Oscuro is available in 5 Vitolas and packaged in 20-count boxes with an MSRP ranging from $7.00 to around $10.00.
- Churchill – 5 x 52
- Perfecto – 5.5 x 50
- Robusto – 4,5 x 50
- Double Corona – 7 x 52
- Gordo – 6 x 60
The MBombay Corojo Oscuro is adorned with the classic MBombay outer sleeve that, when removed, reveals a beautifully crafted cigar, with a high sheen, dark brown Corojo Oscuro wrapper. It has minimal veins and a dark, rich, center core. The band is the standard MBombay band, endearing it to be an MBombay product.
For this review I sampled the MBombay Corojo Oscuro Robusto
Cigar Review Notes
- Dark Chocolate aroma on the foot
- Earth , pepper, chocolate, and nut on the cold draw
- I rolled this one around for a while as I was really enjoying the pre-light flavors
- Initial puffs offered cocoa butter to start
- A gentle spice on the retro-hale
- Nice tight ash on a medium char line
- Sweet nutty aroma
- Delicious spice starts to build
- Herbal vegetal notes join the profile near the second half
- Wrapper is amazingly oily
- Woody and coffee notes enter into the second third
- Final third offers a creamy butter flavor with a syrupy aroma
- Perfect burn and well centered cone
- Medium to Full strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 20 Minutes
Overall, the MBombay Corojo Oscuro Robusto was an amazing cigar, rich in flavor, throughout a longer than expected burn. The burn was pristine, offering no troubles through the journey. I would expect nothing less from Mel Shah and MBombay. With all the sweetness, cream, and cocoa notes in this cigar, I would suggest pairing it with an aged rum or Cuban coffee. SeriousCigars,com has the MBombay Corojo Oscuro Robusto priced at $6.99/cigar and $125,50/Box. If you are a virgin to MBombay cigars, I highly recommend giving the MBombay Corojo Oscuro a whirl.