Cigar Review: JRE Tobacco Co. Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto – Rated 95

For those that are not familiar with Aladino Cigars, it is a brand under the JRE Tobacco Co. that was founded founded by Julio R. Eiroa and his son Justo M. Eiroa. Back in 2018, the company introduced a limited edition blend known as the Aladino Corojo Reserva, a cigar that was offered in a single 5 x 50 vitola. The Aladino Corojo Reserva was constructed of 100% Honduran corojo tobacco. Interesting to say the least. The line was further extended to a second 6 x 52 toro in 2019. I recently got my hands on the robusto vitola and today I am pleased to offer a review of this magnificent cigar.

JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

As noted, the blend is described as:

  • Wrapper – Honduran corojo
  • Binder – Honduran corojo
  • Filler – Honduran corojo

These are available in two vitolas and come packaged in special 20-count diamond shaped boxes:

  • Robusto (5 x 50) MSRP $12.00
  • Toro (6 x 52) MSRP $14.00

For this review I sampled the Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto which was gifted to me by a good friend.

Pre-Light Examination

The Aladino Corojo Reserva is presented with a smooth, medium brown wrapper, that has a light tooth to the texture. There is a hint of marbling in the leaf and it has no discernible veins. The cigar is solid and has a decent weight in the hand. It is finished with a nicely applied cap.

The cigar is branded with two bands and a large white tissue paper sleeve. The primary band reminds me of a Cuban Montecristo band with its light brown and white motif. It has a bold letter “A” in the center and the word “ALADINO” printed across the top. The phrase “Hecho A Mano” is printed on the right and “Honduras” on the left. The secondary band uses a brown, yellow, and white motif and proudly declares this as the “COROJO RESERVA”.

JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto

Pre-Light aromas included baking spice notes along the barrel with fragrant floral notes off the foot. I used my CigarMedics HumidiMeter and got a solid 68% reading off the foot.

Using my double blade Zikar cutter, I sliced the cap straight and gave it some cold puffs that were spot on with restriction and offered notes of natural tobacco sweetness, mild nut, and a sprinkle of pepper.

Reaching for my triple flame torch, I warmed the foot and drew on the first puffs of peppery smoke. Follow along as I burn this one to ash!

Cigar Review Notes

JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto
  • Light pepper notes off the first puffs
  • Sweet floral aroma
  • Solid white ash forms on thick char line
  • Floral notes move onto the palate as the pepper recedes
  • Nut joins the profile
  • Smoke is full thick and chewy
  • Excellent oil production behind the burn line
  • Gentle spice notes enter near the end of the first third
  • Coffee notes begin to develop entering the second third
  • Cherry notes brighten the profile moving through the second third
  • Aroma has shifted to a nut component
  • Long ash is holding tight deep in the second third
  • Cedar finds its way in with a slight citrus note
  • Strength started at solid medium and has ratcheted up to medium full
  • Slight off burn near the end of the second third where the ash finally fell revealing a flat but centered burn cone
  • Cherry notes have moved back in and blend well with the spice
  • Strength reaches full at the end
  • Total Smoking Time was 1 hour and 20 Minutes

Overall, the JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva was an awesome cigar that had fine array of balanced and pleasurable notes and aromas. I especially enjoyed the cherry notes that moved in and out and brightened the profile. From a burn perspective it held a extra long ash but did have a slight off burn as the ash fell with a flat burn cone. The smoke was cool and pleasant from the foot down to the nub. This is one that I feel is box worthy and one that both experienced and developing palates would highly appreciate, I rate this a solid 95.

Point Deductions: (-1) Slight off burn in final third; (-1) Flat Burn Cone

Bonus Points: (+1) Extra Long Ash; (+1) Fine Oiling Above the Burn Line; (+1) Buy a Box

JRE Tobacco Aladino Corojo Reserva Robusto