The Journey – The Cornelius and Anthony Cornelius Robusto – Spirited Smoke

The Journey – The Cornelius and Anthony Cornelius Robusto

This was one of the featured cigars, in my January Privada Club bag. I’m torn between trying to review the cigar for myself and just enjoying the ride. I tried to do both, mostly just enjoying the ride.

A little about the cigar, it’s a Robusto 5 x 52 with an Ecuadorian Wrapper and binder and filler from Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. This particular cigar was aged 2 years and 11 months at receipt, with the three months I let it sit that’s 3 years and two months, and that is more time then I could let these sit in my Humidor left to my own devices.

Strength  profile was medium and I was immediately taken by the flavors and the subtle taste of the addition ageing. I tasted sweet tobacco and coffee notes, chocolate from time to time and maybe oregano on the retro hale, there were some subtle transitions. I’m still working at being able to produce a decent account of what I smoke, I do know one thing, I liked this a lot. This is what Charlie Minato of Halfwheel would call a commitment cigar, Ie: invest in a box, a beauty to be sure and one I will be acquiring more of.


What also makes this special to me is it is made by El Titan de Bronze in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, in addition to these Cornelius and Anthony cigars they also roll the La Paulina “Goldie” line, Warped,  and another favorite the Drew Estates Herrera Esteli Miami, Willy Herrera is the son in Law of Sandra Cobas the owner, and left to work for Jonathan Drew so they know what they are doing and roll some incredible cigars of their own brand as well.

From Cornelius and Anthony’s website:

“The Cornelius blend has a layered complexity with notes of both sweetness and spice. This medium-bodied cigar has a refined balance that culminates with a buttery smooth finish. This masterfully crafted cigar is nothing short of magnificent, and the ideal addition to any connoisseur’s humidor.”

I agree!

We paired this with a Mint Julip made with Buffalo Trace, delicious and memorable.

Photo Credit: Phil Hawkins

About the author: Phil Hawkins
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