As I start the journey through the latest releases from this years IPCPR, I would like to begin with a review of the new Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo.
Casa Fernandez, famous for its Aganorsa farm-grown Nicaraguan tobacco and collaborations with some of the finest boutique blends on the market including Viaje, Warped, Illusione and Ezra Zion, introduced its latest creation the Buena Cosecha at this years IPCPR. This new introduction represents a return to the company’s Aganorsa leaf. In fact this is 100% pure Aganorsa and has been described by some as a decadent cigar. The name Buena Cosecha translates to Good Harvest and that is what it takes to make an outstanding cigar along with a master blender and skilled toredors.
The blend of the Buena Cosecha is described as:
- Wrapper – Nicaraguan Corojo ’99
- Binder – Nicaraguan Corojo ’99 and Criollo ’98 binder
- Filler – Nicaraguan
Get the picture – it is a Nicaraguan Puro and manufactured at Casa Fernandez’s TABSA (Tabacos Valle de Jalapa S.A.) factory in Jalapa, Nicaragua.
The Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo is available in 3 vitolas and packaged in 20-count boxes:
- Robusto (5 x 50) MSRP $7.00
- Toro (6 x 50) MSRP $8.00
- Torpedo (6.25 x 54) MSRP $8.00
At this price point it is a must try, and as you read you may want to buy more than one. For this review I sampled the Robusto vitola which I received from the company for the purpose of reviewing on Stogie press.
The Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo is a dark tan cigar with a perfectly applied triple cap. It has a decent weight in the hand for a robusto and was well packed with no soft spots throughout. The wrapper is light on veins with barley noticeable seams and has a nice sheen under the light. There are some bumps along the barrel.
The band on this cigar is festive in design, with its yellowish-orange, red and gold motif. The words Buena Cosecha are proudly displayed in the center.
The pre-light aromas included a sweet spice along the barrel and inviting fruit and hay off the foot.
Once cut, the cold draw offered notes of pepper and earth delivered through a mildly restricted draw.
Time to light it up and turn it to ash.
Cigar Review Notes
- Initial light is a blast of pepper with an underlying fruit note
- Pepper lightens up quickly and the fruit is bit more citrus in character
- Ash is medium grey on thick car line
- Cedar notes enter after an inch along with a dry leather component
- Full volume of smoke
- A lingering spice on the palate
- Beautiful oiling of the wrapper
- Solid well-formed ash
- Orange Citrus is dominate in the first third
- Very refreshing
- Ash fell half way
- Perfectly centered and flat burn cone
- Floral aroma
- Light Spice continues in second half
- Smoke is smooth and easy on the nasal
- Hint of roasted coffee enters in final third
- Bitter honey note adds to the profile
- Finished with a fine spice
- Medium Strength
- Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Overall, the Casa Fernandez Buena Cosecha Corojo was a spicy delectably delicious smoke with its notes of fruit, citrus, orange, and honey. This cigar is well worth the price with its perfect burn and long ash quality. Definitely and must try by any cigar enthusiast. If your local brick and mortar does not carry this new introduction you can find them on-line at Atlantic Cigars. Try pairing this with an aged highland malt to enhance the fruit and citrus.