Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona: Barber pole beauty
I have long enjoyed the Chinchalero cigar brand and have smoked most of the vitolas available to me. When placing an order at the end of 2020, I’d heard a lot of talk about barber pole cigars and saw the Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona and thought I’d give it and its bigger brother, the Chinchalero Torcidos Gordo, a go.
A quick visit to google translate told me that torcidos means crooked or twisted in Spanish. Given the barber pole wrapper on the Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona it isn’t exactly a surprise that they chose that particular name for this style of cigar. So it was on a sunny morning, I decided that it would be nice to sit outside, catch a few rays and enjoy a quick cigar before lunch. Looking in my humidor, this one took my fancy.
Wandering from my humidor to the back garden, aromas of cedar and marshmallow tickled my nose as I rotated the cigar whilst smelling the wrapper. The cold draw having v-cut the stick gave me notes of smooth tea and the sweet taste you get on your tongue having wandered around a pet store. The first draws having lit the cigar were very gamey, which surprised me a bit.
These quickly segued into a smooth, rich sweetness with the gentle sweetness of honey mustard ham. I think the thing that stood out for me the most with this cigar is the way the flavour kept modulating between earthy and cereal, to more meaty flavours. As I smoked through the cigar I found it very meditative as the tastes from the Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona ebbed and flowed over my palette.
Despite being outside, the burn was faultless and I had a good two inches of ash holding on when I decided to get up and pick a twig up off the patio that was annoying me and ashed on the floor. The smoke was beautifully light and wispy as it floated away into the cloudless morning sky. For those of you who are regular readers of my blog or follow me over on Instagram, yes it did only take me half an hour to smoke this little barber pole beauty, making it the quickest smoke I’ve ever had.
As it turned out, the Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona was my perfect morning smoke with a large cup of well brewed tea. I might even make it a more regular thing, especially as the days start getting warmer and my roses come in to bloom. At the moment I can’t really imagine anything more tranquil than sitting out in my garden with a good cigar watching nature – provided my neighbours don’t choose the same time to mow their lawns.
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Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona Cigar Details
- Vitola: Tres Petit Corona
- Length: 4″
- Ring Gauge: 44
- Smoke Time: 30 minutes
- Source: Paul Bugge
- Origin: Nicaraguan
- Binder: Indonesian Sumatra
- Filler: Nicaraguan
- Wrapper: Ecuadorian
Chinchalero Torcidos Tres Petit Corona Review Summary
An attractive looking cigar with flavours that ebbed and flowed as it burned.
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