Cigar Assessor

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Kristoff Corojo Limitada Matador

Kristoff Corojo Limitada Matador


Shape: Gordo

Size: 6 1/2 x 56

Strength: Medium - Full

Country of Origin: Dominican Republic

Wrapper Type: Nicaraguan Corojo Habano

Color: Colorado Maduro

Binder / Filler: Nicaragua / Nicaragua, Dominican Republic

Grade: Hand Rolled / Long Filler

Blender: Glen Case


After a handful of unsalted dry roasted almonds and fresh pineapple, I decided to go and lounge by the pool with a nice cigar and a glass single malt scotch. I opened my humidor and picked out a Kristoff Corojo Limitada Matador and poured a glass Glenlivit 18 neat. I sat by the pool and listen to in the sunny 70 degree weather.
This is an attractive cigar with a brown and orange tint. It has a nice oily sheen and few discernible veins. The orange band and lettering, pigtail and shaggy foot produce and excellent presentation.

I cut the pigtail off with my Xikar Xi1 cutter and took a drag before lighting; an excellent easy draw. I lit the shaggy foot with wooden matches and it only took two matches, it lit very easily. The first smooth draws embraced an earthy, woody note.  The cigar exuded a medium volume of smoke with hints of leather engulfing my palate. Around the quarter way mark I detected a nutty note with a touch of sweet vanilla.


Shortly after, the even burn passed the first third into the second, the smoke became creamy and thick as the quad colored ash of white, grey, brown and black held strong. This is when the spice of pepper kicked in and I began to taste salt toward the back of my throat.                                                                                   
The ash held on passed the first third and fell soon after I jerked my arm suddenly.
As I passed the halfway point, the leather note returned as the spiciness of pepper got stronger. The draw stayed consistent and the burn even.

When I crossed over to the last third of the cigar the spiciness started to mellow out and the earthy, woody note returned. Once in a while the salty taste in the back of my throat returned. The smoke mellowed a bit and never returned to the robust kick it was had delivered earlier and that was alright.
This cigar smoked for about an hour and forty minutes. I am considered a fast smoker so I’m guessing, most might want to put aside two hours for this treat. I never had to relight this cigar and the burn stayed even throughout the whole experience. The Kristoff Corojo Limitada Matador was a pleasant smoking experience on every level.

The Glenlivit 18 was nice, smooth and mildly spicy choice to pair with this cigar.
-February 17, 2013
Robert Anthony Meyers

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