July 23, 2016

Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda (5 1/2 x 46)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Cigar-Coop.com website)
The Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 is the newest line released by Pure Aroma Cigars.  Pure Aroma Cigars is owned and operated by Isaias Santana Diaz.  Based out of Miami, Pure Aroma Cigars is best known for the D’Crossier line of cigars produced in Costa Rica. Recently the company has also entered into a distribution agreement with Espinosa Cigars. The Flor de D’Crossier Selection No. 512 introduces a more valued priced cigar line with a suggested retail price ranging in from $6.00 to $7.20. Diaz is also known for delivering cigars with packaging that makes for some beautiful packaging.

Diaz originally is from Havana, Cuba but has lived in the United States since 1995. He named his company’s main brand D’Crossier as a tribute to his great grandfather Francisco Crossier. Originally Crossier came over to Cuba from France in search of a place to expand some vineyards he owned. It was there where Crossier expanded his passion for cigars. Diaz founded the company to complete his great grandfather’s legacy.

In terms of the No. 512, this pays homage to the location in Costa Rica where D’Crossier cigars were first made back in 2008.

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano
Binder: Costa Rican Sumatra
Filler: Costa Rican, Dominican
Country of Origin: Costa Rica

The Flor de D’Crossier No. 512 is available in six sizes:

Coloniales: 5 1/8 x 44
Corona Gorda: 5 1/2 x 46 REVIEWED TODAY
Hermosos No. 2: 5 7/8 x 48
Magnificos: 5 7/8 x 52
Campana: 6 x 54
Geniales: 6 1/2 x 54

The cigar is a golden brown in color and very well made. It has an average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors were brown sugar, honey, and cream with light coffee at the base. The pepper is a white pepper rated at a 7. The cigar is mild to medium bodied.

About 2 inches in the pepper is changing over to a black pepper. There are now sweet caramel notes to go along with the brown sugar and honey. The pepper has risen in intensity also. The finish is a caramel and cream with a little lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium bodied at best. The addition of caramel really helped the cigar.

With 2 inches remaining the flavor notes have held steady. The caramel is very nice and the brown sugar makes it better. The honey adds even more sweetness. The coffee is subtle. The cigar is still medium bodied. This cigar has surprised me. It has some very nice sweet flavors.

The cigar ended much like the last segment. Again, the cigar surprised me with it's nice flavors. The only negative might be it lacked power but the nice flavors make this a must-try cigar. Look for these in your local shops. I have seen them online also. Well worth trying. Good cigar.

Score: 91

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