The number 1 fits in the hand like a well worn baseball glove. All the flavorful hospitality of its more popular brother, No 2, with a longer smoking format.
Gentle baking spices. Milky chai tea blend. Pencil shavings in a good way. Charred orange peel. Roasted chestnuts. Hushed sweet tones.
Cold smoke texture a little warmer than a much longer lancero.
I much prefer this Corona Gorda over the infinitely more popular Robusto vitola of the Epicure no.2. I believe the 46 ring gauge to be more more convenient and visually appealing. A delightfully light cigar with a variety of elegant, although rather subtle flavours. A sweetness delicately fills the palate upon first puff which then makes way for oak and almonds. The smoke is not entirely smooth and far from silky. An underlying spice and saltiness is forever present. An iron like flavour prevails and the spice intensifies in the last third. Construction is good and the combustion is slow although I was disappointed with the smoke output, or lack of it. The wrapper was a smooth, oily colorado claro and the ash was nice and even. A correctly filled example with the right amount of resistance on the draw should take an hour until the ash makes its way dangerously close to the lips. A good smoke and often superior to the Epicure no.2.