JC Newman

February 18, 2024

Ceniza Fina Corojo Toro (6 x 50)

Video review HERE.

(Description taken from Halfwheel.com website)

Fine Ash Cigars, a retail store in Glendale, Ariz., has launched its own cigar brand.

It’s called Ceniza Fina, Spanish for fine ash, and the first blend is being sold not only at the Glendale store but also to other retailers. That debut blend is Ceniza Fina Corojo, which uses an Ecuadorian corojo wrapper over a Mexican binder and fillers from the Dominican Republic—criollo 98, HVA, piloto cubano—and Jalapa, Nicaragua. Production is handled by Hostos Fernández Quesada’s TABACALERA LA iSLA in Santiago de los Caballeros, the Dominican Republic.

The Ceniza Fina Corojo is debuting in three sizes:

Ceniza Fina Corojo Corona Gorda (6 x 46) — $9.50 (Box of 20, $190)

Ceniza Fina Corojo Robusto (5 x 50) — $10 (Box of 20, $200)

Ceniza Fina Corojo Toro (6 x 50) — $10.50 (Box of 20, $210) REVIEWED TODAY

The initial production run is 15,000 cigars, divided evenly between the three sizes.

“We are thrilled to announce our collaboration with Hostos on Ceniza Fina,” said Sam and Rosie Lopez, owners of Fine Ash and Ceniza Fina, in a press release. “This partnership is the result of our friendship and shared passion for exceptional cigars. We’ve always admired the quality and craftsmanship of Hostos blends and expertise in tobacco and cigar making. We are excited for the cigar community to be able to enjoy Ceniza Fina, as much as we do!”

Pospiech, Inc. is handling distribution. 

The cigar is nicely made and has a nice feel in the hand.

The test draw after cutting the cap was very good. The initial flavors at light up were citrus, peach, brown sugar, light sprinklings of cinnamon, and leather. There was black pepper rated at 7 1/2. Pretty good start.

At the first third (35 minutes) the ash is still intact and the cigar is burning very evenly. I had pretty much the same notes but I got more peach. There is also quite a bit of earthy leather. The cigar is medium bodied but I think it will move up. The finish is peach with a little underlying leather and very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is quite tasty. If the peach notes would blossom a little it will move up. I rated the second third 93.

Moving through the second third (1 hour 8 minutes) the peach notes increased. They overcome the earthy leather. The finish is peach with very good lingering black pepper. The cigar is medium to full bodied. The cigar moved up with the increase in peach note sweetness. I rated the second third 94.

The cigar lasted 1 hour 36 minutes. A very nice burn time. There was a small burn issue but not severe. While I had the same notes the peach was not quite as sweet as the second third. It's a little strange because it's a little better than the first third but not as good as the second. Still, I rated the final third 93. This is a good initial offering from Fine Ash. They're on the right track.

Overall Score: 93.33

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