The Arturo Fuente Corona Imperial is a masterpiece and a perfect representation of what you can do with aged tobacco. Although the cigar is mild, you will experience flavors that leave you satisfied and fulfilled. The thin ring gauge of the cigar extenuates the genuine Connecticut Shade Wrapper grown in the loamy, glacial soil of the Unites States River Valley. Inside you can expect nothing less than finely and generously aged Dominican Tobaccos from Chateau de la Fuente. Packaged in boxes of 25 cigars, the Corona Imperial will surely catch your eye wearing the iconic green foot ribbon which the Fuente family pioneered decades ago.
After giving the cigar a guillotine cut, the cold draw yields hints of peanuts and hay, with a slightly sweet finish. The 46 diameter of the cigar makes for easy lighting in windy conditions. The draw is phenomenal and can be best described as flawless. The smoke output is generous. Overall, the taste gives off hay, peanut, white pepper, and lemongrass. I was surprised to find citrus notes, which is not a flavor I find in many mild cigars. I found the flavor to stay the same except for the white pepper becoming more pronounced at the end. The average burn time between three cigars was around 1 hour and 5 minutes. I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar; the size, flavor, and intensity made a great unison for me. The ring gauge is a selling point for this cigar without a doubt. A smaller diameter like this is easy to light on a boat or the golf course. The flavor pairs perfectly with the salty air or freshly cut grass. Whether mild cigars are an occasional or regular thing for you, I highly recommend picking up a box of these. With a price point of just under $150, a long burn time, and unrivaled quality I think it is a no-brainer.