JC Newman

May 18, 2021

Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro Corona Gorda (5 5/8 x 46)

Video review HERE.

(Description provided by Protocol Cigars)

Protocol Cigars is proud to announce the first line extension in the Lawmen Series. The Sir Robert Peel, both natural and maduro, will be offered in a Corona Gorda 5-5/8 X 46 format. This time however, the company has gone to a round format as opposed to a box pressed format like it’s predecessor. The blends are exactly the same as the original offerings. The Protocol Sir Robert Peel Natural will have the Ecuadorian Rosado wrapper, while the Maduro will have the Pennsylvania Broadleaf. Like the original release both will have the same exact Nicaraguan binder and filler. The MSRP for the Sir Robert Peel Corona Gorda in both offerings will be $11.50 per single stick and a box at $115.00. The cigar is being produced at La Zona in Esteli Nicaragua under the watchful eye of Hector Alfonso Sr. The Protocol Sir Robert Peel will be offered in 10 count boxes and will be a national ongoing full production release. 

Juan Cancel, co-owner and founder stated the following... “The Sir Robert Peel was such a different project for us. We wanted to do something out of our comfort zone. It has been such a huge success that we want to expand the Lawmen Series with not only the Protocol Eliot Ness, but also with the Sir Robert Peel Corona Gorda. I can’t think of a better size to expand the Sir Robert Peel Line than with a Corona Gorda!”

Kevin Keithan, co-owner added... “This cigar in the Corona Gorda Size is absolutely fantastic. If your a fan of the original Sir Robert Peel, then you are going to adore this vitola. You taste so much more of the wrapper in the Corona Gorda. I think people will be very pleased!”

Blend and Origin:

Protocol Sir Robert Peel Maduro Corona Gorda:

Wrapper: Pennsylvania Broadleaf

Binder: Nicaraguan

Filler: Nicaraguan

Country of Origin: Nicaragua

Factory: La Zona S.A.

Round Corona Gordo: 5-5/8 X 46

The cigar is beautiful. The maroon band at the foot and in the main band bo well with the dark wrapper color. The cigar has a average feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was good but had some firmness. The initial flavors at light up were chocolate, cedar, peach, brown sugar, creamy nutmeg, and a nice black coffee base. There was black pepper rated at 7. Nice sweet, dark start.

At the first third (32 minutes) there are plenty of chocolate notes. There is a nice peach flavor, brown sugar, a touch of cedar, plenty of creamy nutmeg, and a black coffee base. The cigar is medium bodied. The finish is chocolate and nutmeg with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is very dark and has plenty of sweetness. I rated the first third 94.

Moving through the second third (1 hour) the peach notes have a tangy quality. They are quite sweet and tangy, Very nice. There are still nice chocolate notes, some brown sugar, creamy nutmeg, and an elevated amount of black coffee. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The finish is peach and nutmeg with a lot of lingering black pepper. The cigar is very good. I rated the second third 94.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 17 minutes. In the final third the black coffee continued to rise. It started to take the lead over the sweet peach and chocolate. The cigar reached a high grade medium to full bodied. The finish was The finish is coffee, nutmeg, and a touch of the peach with very good lingering black pepper. The sweetness dipped due to the elevated black coffee. I rated the final third 92. This is a very good cigar overall. You can purchase these cigars HERE.

Overall Score: 93.33

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