The Arturo Fuente Gran Reserva line is the flagship line of one of the most famous brands out there and the petite corona is one of their best selling vitolas. Each leaf, being exclusively pciked for the private reserve blend, is skillfully rolled using African Cameroon, Connecticut Shade or Ecuadorian Sun Grown wrappers - each providing the core blend with a 'tweak' in one direction or another. Finally, these cigars are aged in Spanish cedar vaults, imparting unto them the class, balance and complexity that makes these cigars some of the best on the market. Enough rambling - how do these cigars perform!?
When it comes to smaller cigars, there is very little room for error - from blending, binding, wrapping or smoking them it is not uncommon for many to have one imperfection or another. Such is not the case with the Arturo Fuente Petite Corona - these cigars are not only mirror images of one another but they are everything a cigar should be. Evenly packed from head to foot with only the slightest bit of give at the end - the head clipped easily, foot lit like a champ and the cigar produced copious amounts of smoke.
Rich, decadent and balanced - the Arturo Fuente Petite Corona is one of those cigars you can go to time and time again and know exactly what you are going to get. From the start the nut and cedar flavors become apparent, the natural tobacco flavor hiding in the background with some peppery spice. Once this cigar has a chance to warm up, those spicey, peppery notes become more dominant, balancing out the creamy and sweet wood flavors while leaving room for the leather and mild coffee flavors that come out in the last third.
While I would not consider this to be one of the most complex or dynamic cigars in the world - given the size, this is quite the ride! The smaller vitola gives the smoker a chance to indulge while not being constrained to an hour or two cigar. To coincidence with this, BuyDiscountCigars.com provides an incredible price that makes a box purchase a no brainier. If you are looking for a great cigar from Arturo Fuente, are wanting a quicker yet still enjoyable cigar or are looking for a lower cost addition to your rotation than a recommendation must be made!