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#5 CUBA – Rafael Gonzáles Coronas de Lonsdales

Rafael Gonzáles Coronas de Lonsdales

Rafael Gonzales Coronas de Lonsdales

STRENGTH: ••••
SIZE: 48 x 127mm (5”)
PRICE: $ – | € 11.5
TIME: 45min

COUNTRY: Cuba
WRAPPER: Cuba
BINDER: Cuba
FILLER: Cuba

Last February in Lisbon, the Rafael Gonzales Coronas de Lonsdales was introduced worldwide. This new size is a welcome addition to a brand that had previously only offered a few small, short sizes. Despite being a relatively new product, it is a complex cigar that reflects the brand’s rustic profile while also displaying traits of originality and elegance.

Upon lighting, the cigar produces a respectable blend of espresso, walnut, vanilla, and wood. Further into the smoke, the flavor profile develops and reveals herbal notes, bitter cocoa, and nuances of white pepper.

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HOW ARE THE AWARDS MADE?

Those who scored the highest among the cigars tested during the year in blind tastings and reviews get re-selected. These products are then tested once again in a new blind tasting, which means not knowing what they are during the tasting. The test results are then compared, and the TOP 5 are created.

Since 2015, CigarsLover Magazine has focused on terroirs in order to give the right space to all the producing countries. From 2018, the TOP 5 were paired with the TOP 50, which lists the 50 best cigars without distinction of origin. Together with the Best Brands, the Best Buy, and the best Boutique Brands, this list will be published in CigarsLover Magazine issue #5.