Sobremesa Corona Grande – Cigar Review

I was going through my humidor this morning trying to find something for today’s review, a task that always takes me far longer than it needs to. I remembered that Steve Saka made a post on Facebook earlier this week saying that Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust would be one of the cigar company sponsors for the 32nd Two Guys Smoke Shop Anniversary Party, I dug out my box of Sobremesa Corona Grande that was sitting in there and decided to pop it open since it has been a while since the last time I lit one up.

Cigar: Sobremesa Corona Grande
Wrapper: Ecuador Habano
Binder: Matacapan (Mexico)
Filler: Nicaragua (GK Condega C-SG, Pueblos Nuevo Criollo, La Joya Esteli C-98, ASP Esteli Hybrid Ligero) and Pennsylvania (Broadleaf Ligero from Lancaster County).
Length: 5.25 Inches
Ring: 44
Power: 6 / 10

Packaging & Design
These arrive packaged in beautifully detailed boxes of 25 handmade cigars. There are two bands on each one. The primary band is a gold and brown crown that shines in the light, and the foot band is the same color scheme with the Sobremesa name embossed on it. The most impressive part about the packaging is the inside lid of the box, which is stamped from a hand-engraved plate with crystal clear details. Theres a picture below that shows it.

First Impressions
The cigar itself is equally as attractive as the design; a silky smooth wrapper sits atop binder and filler tobaccos that feel uniform throughout. No soft spots or anything of the like are present. Once clipped with the shops quad table cutter, I can detect prelight notes of wine and rye bread.

The Smoke
After toasting the foot with a Black Label Dictator, the first few pulls offer up flavors of soft earth, cedar, cocoa powder and a slight black pepper. The finish lasts a while and leaves a smooth and slick mouthfeel in its wake. Aromas from the foot are pleasant, leaving the scent of aged tobacco in the room.

Towards the middle, the burn started to waver a bit, but a quick touch up with the torch brought things back in line. It has become sweeter and the peppery notes have made themselves more pronounced. The wrapper on this little cigar is incredibly flavorful and holding up very well.

Finishing up, and I have to say, this is my favorite part of the cigar. The flavors have taken on a toasty element to them, making everything a bit more balanced. Leathery notes are dominating the smoke, leaving behind a faint brown sugar type of sweetness on the finish. Roasted almonds and coffee are playing a big role for me as well; those flavors lay to rest the pepper that was present earlier and replace it with a hint of citrus.

Final Thoughts
Sobremesa is a solid blend. It offers several transitions throughout the smoking experience that keep the palate interested. It’s something unique and obviously took time to get it to what the final product turned out to be. If you’re unfamiliar with this brand, it’s one I strongly suggest you try.

Rating: 92
Price: $9.99 / $211.99 (Box of 25)

Sobremesa Box Detail

Sobremesa Burn

Sobremesa Finish

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