Cohiba Cigars

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The Cohiba Cigars Brand

Cohiba is the given name for 2 cigar brands of fine cigars, one manufactured on Cuba for Habanos SA, and the other created in the Dominican Republic for General Cigar. The brand Cohíba is taken from the Taino word for "tobacco."

The Cohíba cigar brand was at first a private cigar brand supplied only to Fidel Castro and to other Cuban regime and communist party executives.

Furthermore was the Cohiba cigar often presented as diplomatic gifts, and so developed a "cult" status. The Cohiba brand was released for unrestricted purchase in the early 80's.

The Cuban Cohíba cigars are famous to make use of some of the most excellent cigar tobacco accessible in Cuba. The tobacco for Cohíba is chosen from the best Vegas Finas de Primera in the San Luis and San Juan y Martinez regions of the Vuelta Abajo area of Pinar del Río Province.

The tobacco that is being used to load the cohiba cigars is distinctive among Cuban marquees since it goes through a 3rd fermentation method in barrels, which is presumed to give it a smoother taste than other cigars. Originally all Cohíba cigars were prepared at the El Laguito plant, a transformed mansion situated on the outer reaches of Havana. Afterward, the making of some Cohiba vitolas was extended to other plants.



Here some facts & figures about Cohiba Cigars:

Country: Dominican Republic

Filler: Dominican Republic

Binder: Indonesia

Wrapper: Cameroon



Cohiba Cigars - "A"


  • 81 POINTS in 2003
  • Length : 8 1/2"
  • Ring Gauge : 47
  • Size: "A"
The Cohiba "A" has a sandy wrapper that's rough and wrinkled. The draw and burn of the Cohiba "A" are inconsistent. It's rough, with dull wood and medicinal flavors.

Body: Mild to Medium



Cohiba Cigars - Churchill


  • 87 POINTS in 2003
  • Length : 7"
  • Ring Gauge : 49
  • Size: Churchill
A toothy wrapper covers this Cohiba cigar, which has a toasty aroma. The smoke of the Cohiba Churchill is toasty and dry, and has some woody flavors.

Body: Mild to Medium



Cohiba Cigars - Corona


  • 84 POINTS in 2002
  • Length : 5 1/8"
  • Ring Gauge : 42
  • Size: Corona
Gray, speckled and veiny, this Cohiba cigar draws well, but it can burn better. The flavor of the Cohiba Corona is cedary and metallic, and it lacks depth.

Body: Medium



Cohiba Cigar - Corona Especial


  • 84 POINTS in 2003
  • Length : 6 1/2"
  • Ring Gauge : 42
  • Size: Lonsdale
The Cohiba Corona Especial is wrinkled and rough to the touch. The Cohiba cigar burns and draws well. The Corona Especial is dry and sour, with a fleeting wisp of creamy wood flavor.

Body: Medium to Full



Cohiba Cigar - Corona Minor


  • 86 POINTS in 2004
  • Length : 4"
  • Ring Gauge : 42
  • Size: Petit Corona
This cute little Cohiba cigar is well made, with a rich, dark wrapper. The Cohiba Corona Minor is smooth yet pungent, with hints of pepper and wood. It has a toasty finish, with some harsh notes on the palate.

Body: Medium



Cohiba Cigar - Crystal


  • 83 POINTS in 2003
  • Length : 5 1/2"
  • Ring Gauge : 42
  • Size: Corona
The Cohiba Crystal is a firm cigar with a veiny wrapper. The Cohiba Crystal has a smooth, easy draw. The cohiba cigar has some woody, rich notes, but there's a sour, metallic edge as well. A vegetal finish.

Body: Medium



Cohiba Cigar - Lonsdale Grande


  • 87 POINTS in 2001
  • Length : 6 1/4"
  • Ring Gauge : 47
  • Size: Corona Gorda
Good shape and color to this Cohiba cigar, which has a rounded cap. The Cohiba Lonsdale Grande burns well, with notes of cream, coffee and citrus. A medium bodied Cohiba cigar.

Body: Medium



Cohiba Cigar - Robusto


  • 86 POINTS in 2004
  • Length : 5"
  • Ring Gauge : 49
  • Size: Robusto
This semi-pressed Cohiba cigar burns well, but the smoke is slightly rough. Some cream and cedar flavors were noted in the Cohiba Robusto. A mild smoke.

Body: Mild



Cohiba Cigar - Robusto Fino


  • 90 POINTS in 2000
  • Length : 4 3/4"
  • Ring Gauge : 47
  • Size: Robusto
Veiny and toothy, this Cohiba cigar is solid as a brick. The Cohiba Robusto Fino has an effortless draw, with a slow, even burn. The smoke is mild and herbal, with a faint earthiness.

Body: Mild to Medium



Cohiba Cigar - Toro (Tubed)


  • 88 POINTS in 2002
  • Length : 6"
  • Ring Gauge : 50
  • Size: Corona Gorda
This corona gorda is well made, with a toothy wrapper. The Cohiba Toro features a decent draw, a good burn and a cool, mellow smoke. Flavors such as toasted nuts and vanilla were noted.

Body: Medium



Cohiba Cigar - Triangulo


  • 88 POINTS in 2000
  • Length : 6"
  • Ring Gauge : 54
  • Size: Figurado
The Cohiba Triangulo has an uneven shape for a pyramid. It has a nice, easy draw and an even burn. The Cohiba Triangulo has an earthy flavor, with a hint of sourness.

Body: Medium



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