In March of this year, Adventura Cigars announced that the Navigator line would get a new size called Francis D. Corona. The new size is dedicated to Sir Francis Drake, a famous English explorer of the 16th century.
While it is called a Corona size, the actual measurements are closer to that of a Lonsdale. Adventura Cigars has released a few blends in this actual size, most recently the Royal Return King’s Gold Corona.
The oily wrapper is of a Colorado Maduro shade, with some small veins present. Filling is uniform and generous. There is almost no give when the cigar is gently squeezed between the fingers.
- Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
- Size: 44 x 152 mm (6″)
- Wrapper: Mexican San Andres
- Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
- Filler: Dom. Rep., Ecuador, Nicaragua
- Price: $10.6 | € –
Adventura The Navigator Francis D. Corona: notes of hay and a mix of spices are perceived in the cold draw. Once lit, it opens with aromas of wood, nuts, and leather.
Overall, the Adventura The Navigator Francis D. Corona is a balanced and round smoke. The profile is broad and flavorful, but it tends to be somewhat linear. There is a little evolution perceptible, especially in the first two-thirds. While this size might not be as good as the Magellan size, it is definitely worth a try.