Wrapper: Nicaraguan Cuban Seed Criollo
Factory: Tabacalera de Nicaragua S.A.
Purchase Source: AtlanticCigar.com
Date Purchased: December 1, 2018
Date Smoked: December 2, 2021
COVID-19 Day 620
It should be no secret by now that the Curivari Gloria De Leon series of cigars are one of my favorite “Go-To” cigars… I think this was one of my early Box Purchases upon my return to this Cigar Hobby back in 2018… Let’s get this party started!
Through volumes of creamy chewy smoke, come slightly sweetened coffee, cocoa, and leather tobacco flavors with a suede and pepper spice on the retrohale… I love this cigar!
Coming into the second third, the coffee notes are replaced by woody cedar with chewy creamy leather still keeping me happy.
Overall, this Curivari Gloria De Leon Gran Dominio Hermosos (Robusto) by Curivari Cigars once again proved that this belongs in the Permanent Cigar Rotation! I can’t wait to smoke this again… maybe in the Churchill Vitola (Gloria De Leon Prominente) next time…
COVID-19 Day 461
This “Classic” Curivari Gloria De Leon Gran Dominio Hermosos (Robusto) is one of my all-time favorite cigars. The Curivari Gloria De Leon is reminiscent of the cigars coming out of Cuba during the golden years and one of the first Box-Worthy purchases upon my return to the Cigar Hobby.
I couldn’t wait to spark this Curivari Gloria De Leon today to enjoy its voluminous and smooth smoke that delivers tobacco flavors of Cocoa, coffee, and leather with a slightly sweet honey flavor that makes me smile.
I really enjoy smoking this cigar with its chewy long finish… basking and luxuriating with this cigar is a treat!
Perfection — #SakamotoHappy
I purchased my second box of Curivari Gloria De Leons Gran Dominio Hermosos about a month ago, this time in the Robusto size (I also reordered the Prominente too). Today let’s see what some extra time (resting) will add to my smoking experience with these fabulous cigars.
Pre-light cold draw with just a small snip of my straight cutter and I’m inhaling sweet cocoa. Fond memories are coming back to me.
Once lit, mouthfuls of dry sweet red peppers, and cocoa, I can detect the cedar coming on and I’m only at the first inch of one of my favorite cigars. This Robusto size is off to a good start.
Everything that I’ve become accustomed to from the Curivari Gloria De Leon cigar is not disappointing me. Smooth mouthfuls of chewy smoke of earth, leather, earth, and a little dry fruity sweetness in the background to make it interesting.
I also love the way this cigar is responding to the month-long rest I gave it. Until the next time, I smoke one of the Gloria De Leon by Curivari again.
From what I have read and researched, Curivari’s mission statement is to make cigars the old fashioned Cuban way. So far as can tell, “Mission Accomplished”. Those who I’ve spoken to that have knowledge of this cigar (Cigar Sensei aka @bmwMark) will agree that this one of the best-kept secrets in the Cigar Universe.
Perfectly rolled and attractive to look at, I couldn’t wait to light my first ever Robusto sized Gran Dominio Hermosos. Here we go.
The punch-cut cold draw of some faint unknown spice and mild coffee get me rolling along… I’ll have to remind myself that these just arrived last week, so my impatience may deliver results that I’m not expecting… yes, I have expectations for this cigar.
I’m just past the first third and I’m getting sweet woody notes that are coating my tongue; interesting… Cherry? The char line is razor-sharp and the smoke billows. #SakamotoHappy.
I have to mention that the Robusto size is in response to my love of the Toro sized 2-hour cigar; hopefully, this will require less of a time investment, not that I’m complaining, but sometimes we just don’t have all day.
It’s been an hour and I just hit the halfway point… FYI, this is another slow smoke; so be prepared to relax with it for a while. #NoRush.
At the last third, the strength is starting to pick up; maybe because I haven’ Eaten since 6-hours ago; I better order breakfast.
Smoke Output: Thick
|Overall Rating (1-5): 5|
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