Cigar Of The Day - Aladino Elegante - A Brief Review

in cigars •  7 months ago

CLE Aladino cigars are Honduran puros, wrapped in a high grade, authentic corojo leaf. Representing classic cigars from Cuba in the 1947 through 1961 era, the Aladino was created to deliver an “old fashioned” cigar experience.

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This lovely 75 degree Oregon afternoon, I light up my first Aladino cigar.

Wrapper: Honduran Corojo
Binder: Honduran Corojo
Filler: Honduran Corojo
Vitola: Lancero (7x38)
Price: $6

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A small guillotine cut produces a perfect draw, open with only a very slight resistance, this is always relieving when preparing to smoke a long and thin-ringed cigar.

The light brown wrapper is silky smoothwith minimal veins. An overall classic look.

Flavor and smoke

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The Honduran corojo delivers a delicate and rich flavor profile of nuts, honey, sweet tobacco, graham, a slight woodsy note, and a robust, yet not too much, spice on the finish.

The smoke output is very cloudy, with a creamy luxurious mouthfeel.

I had zero expectations when lighting this Aladino, I picked it up on sale at a local shop a couple of months ago. The vintage look caught my fancy, but I knew nothing about Aladino. I am quickly falling in love with the blend, and have already been contemplating where I can get more. Tomorrow I will be visiting the same shop hoping some are left, as I think they were discontinuing them.

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The final third provides much of the same in the flavor department, albeit the profile as a whole darkened. This brings out more an espresso taste in place of the more mellow nuances of graham, honey, and nuts during the first half.

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The cedar has become more prominent towards the end, with only a slight espresso note on the finish. Just the right amount of black pepper which has been a constant throughout.

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Final Thoughts

A wonderfully balanced smoke with a tasty flavor profile, The Aladino is a lovely cigar. The complexity in nuances is great, but I wouldn’t call it complex with only a couple changes throughout the smoke. It is a mild- medium smoke in tobacco strength, with a medium body of flavor. If you can find the Aladino in a local shop, be sure to snag a few, you will not be dissapointed.

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Smoke time: one hour
Main tasting notes: nuts, honey, sweet tobacco, graham, slight cedar, black pepper.
Strength/Body: mild/medium-full
Construction nothing short of perfection
Cigar paired with: iced espresso with chocolate milk
Price opinion: I would pay double

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i will try to get some of these on my next purchase Greg...i think i will definitely enjoy it...from what you say on your review it will be a perfect smoke for an evening coffee...mild to medium...not so complex...i never noticed this Aladino brand..The problem is that i can only find the 6* 46 corona size...all the other sizes are 'out of stock'......from my experience size does matter...you can have a robusto and then a churcill from the same line and the outcome can be totally different..so what do you think??...shall i give it a try??..even if it is 6* 46???

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Yes I think you should try it. 6x46 sounds like a nice size to me, still small ring. The only reason I got the lancero is that it was the only size at my shop.. although I probably would have picked lancero if there was others.

I agree, in my experience sizes can and do affect flavors and other nuances, but they still have most aspects in common of other sizes of the same blend.
Cheers!

greeting from morocco , i prefere hash of the day lol thanks for sharing

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Haha! Well that is good stuff too!

Cool day you had and an interesting one :)

Definitely going to have to give these a try. We have some petit coronas next to the register and customers have been raving about them. Not sure if we have any bigger shapes in stock but I'll check tomorrow.

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Do it ! 👍🏻
Let me know what you think .