Friday, December 12, 2014

HECHO CON CORAZON REVIEW

Hecho con Corazon
by Crowned Heads

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Nicaraguan
Filler: Nicaraguan
Size: 6 x 52
Vitola: box press toro
Factory: My Father






I can't think of another manufacturer that has been on a roll in 2015 as much Crowned Heads. It seems like everything they put out this year is awesome! Not to mention that most of these have came out of the My Father factory, so anything less really shouldn't be expected.
The Hecho con Corazon is a limited edition cigar that was made exclusively for Hickory Cigar Club in North Carolina. The HCC uses the same blend as the 2014 Las Calaveras. It comes in three vitolas, 5 x 50, 6 x 52, and 7 x 54, all of which are box pressed.

 I had a wild hair up my ass that told me to v-cut the cigar for this review, so I listened, going against my
usual straight cut. The cigar has a good weight and feel, slightly noticeable seams, and is graced at the foot with a red ribbon. The prelight draw consisted of most notably, spice and cocoa.  Time to light this mother fucker up!!!









There is a nice little blast of pepper right out of the gate, that also tickles the nose on the retrohale. As many sticks do, that initial pepper blast quickly subsided, giving way to cocoa and traditional tobacco flavor, however still letting you know it was there on the retrohale. Check out the burn line to this point; damn near perfect!








 Creeping into the second third, the cigar continued to perform well, producing large clouds of smoke with each puff. The cocoa flavor is still around but has crept back a little at this point, and the pepper has kicked back up, along with a hint of citrus/lemon zestyness, if you will. the ash dropped about 2 1/2" in for the first time!







Into the homestretch, I begin to shed a tear....well not really, but it was a pretty damn good smoke and I don't want to see it come to an end. The cocoa has almost change to more of a coffee/espresso flavor now, melding perfect with the spice and pepper. No more hints of citrus at all at this stage, but maybe a slight nuttiness has came forth. The cigar was a medium full to full strength, and full body.






I would definitely recommend anyone try a few of these. If you were a fan of the Las Calaveras, then I would definitely recommend going for a box of these as well if you can get them. The cigar had a bit more complexity than I recalled from the Las Calaveras, but may have just been the day. Anyhow, go get some!

Appearance: 22/25
Construction: 24/25
Flavor: 22/25
Overall Smoke: 24/25
Total:92