Por Larranaga Petit Corona

Brand Por Larranaga
Name Petit Corona
Vitola Mareva
Country of Origin Cuba
Wrapper/Filler/Binder Cuba
Box Code AME FEB 13
Date Smoked 01/25/2014
Paired With Leffe
Tasting Notes A dependable everyday smoke


It was a beautiful day yesterday so I headed out to the back yard for a smoke. I decided to grab a Por Larranaga Petit Corona (PLPC). I recently picked up a cab of these for those times when you have about 45 minutes to burn.

The PLPC is an old-school looking smoke. The Por Larranaga band is very unassuming. Some may call it ugly, but I quite like the low-fi appearance. The wrapper is fairly smooth with some thin veins. It feels solid with no soft spots.

These cigars smell fantastic on the pre-light. Lots of sweetness and honey coming through. I gave it a punch cut and lit her up. The draw was slightly too tight in the early going but it didn’t really hamper the smoke too much. The cigars I have sampled from this cab have all burned beautifully and this one was no exception.

There’s a slight tingle on the tongue in the early stages which is a bit odd since there really isn’t much spice or pepper present. There’s a lot of leather and honey on the palate but I do detect a bit of an ashy aftertaste. It’s unfortunate because I haven’t detected this in my other samples from this cab. Perhaps it’s time to rest them awhile?

Regardless, it’s still an enjoyable smoke. The ashy aftertaste comes and goes but the honey and leather are persistent throughout. There’s also a nice buttery finish on these cigars.

I would peg these cigars as medium bodied with low to medium strength.

Near the end of the cigar the profile shifts slightly and I pick up some minty, tingly notes. I put the cigar down at the 45 minute mark.

Overall, these are great smokes for the money. If I was a smoke a day guy (if only I had the time!) I would reach for these regularly.



89 Very Good

A dependable everyday smoke

  • Appearance 86
  • Construction 90
  • Flavour 91
  • User Ratings (2 Votes) 91

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