A few days ago I was in my local cigar shop picking up some cigars for my fathers birthday. After picking up a few for him, I decided to get one for myself. In the back of the walk in humidor I came across a box of Camacho Corojo Candelas. Inside the box there was a single cigar remaining. I picked the cigar up and made my way to the register.
Origin: Danli, Honduras
Size Name: Monarca
Ring Gauge: 50
As you notice from Candela pictures, Candelas are green in color. You really don’t know just how bright green they are until you hold one in your hand. This Camacho had a beautiful green wrapper with slight veins you could see but not feel. When looking at it, I was reminded of my pet Iguana I used to have. The wrapper and texture was comparable to a reptile, which to be honest was a little disturbing.
During my pre light inspection, I noticed that the cigar had a firm feel and a smooth texture. There was a subtle green tea aroma to the wrapper that was nice. After inspection I cut the cap and began lighting the cigar.
Lighting this cigar was quick and easy. The draw had slight resistance but was good overall producing lots of smoke. The initial flavor was a subtle green tea flavor. The finish was long and smooth but left a chalky feel in the mouth. The body of this cigar was medium and went well with the tea flavor.
After a few puffs I began to taste slight hints of spice and I was getting a distinct chalky feel in my mouth. The burn was excellent and produced a firm light colored ash as well as a light yet aromatic resting smoke. The draw remained good with light resistance.
About half way through this cigar the initial tea flavors were becoming mellower and overall were becoming very enjoyable. I was now getting a slight grassy flavor and the body of this cigar remained consistent in the medium range.
The remainder of this cigar was very consistent. There were slight flavor changes between the tea, and grass in addition to some sweet notes I was getting. The burn was excellent as well as the draw. The finish was still long with a smooth yet chalky feel to it.
Overall I think that this was a nice change of pace. I enjoyed it but don’t think that I could smoke these on a regular basis. This is a cigar to try if you want to mix things up a bit.
My Review Sheet can be found below.