Cornelius & Anthony announced their new line, Cornelius in April. They describe this as their most premium cigar. The name is a throwback to Cornelius Bailey, Steven Bailey’s great great grandfather. He was the first of the Bailey family to run the family tobacco company that was established in 1866, and has continued 5 generations. Today we are reviewing the Cornelius & Anthony | Cornelius Toro.
Cornelius is rolled at the El Titan de Bronze factory in under the supervision of owner Sandy Cobas. Cornelius is available in 3 vitolas Toro 6 x 50, Robusto 5 x 50, Corona Gorda 5.5 x 46 and packed in boxes of 20.
Ring Gauge: 50
Country of Origin: U.S.A.
Factory: El Titan de Bronze
Number of reviewers: 5 – Mickey T. (irratebass) Kevin S. (KBS1153) Kyle (kaleehb) Jason H. (Jokey Smurf) Dave W. (mdwest)
Age: 1 Month
Release Date: Unknown
Contributed by: Cornelius & Anthony
“A nice looking cigar that sports a medium to light brown wrapper, a slight oily sheen, and a well applied cap. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
“Honey, butter, floral notes on the foot. Floral/perfume notes on the stick itself.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Lots of honey flavor. Hints of buttered rolls on the retrohale…simply delightful.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Cigar opens very smoothly. Typically, I get a blast of heat and pepper on the start of cigars, however, the opening on this stick was light and flavorful. Draw was tighter than I desire and gave way to toasty tastes of dried breads, grass/hay, and sweet honey. Burn was a little wavy but did not need to be corrected. ” -Kyle (kaleehb)
“Smoke there is a plenty, but it’s very dense. In the 2nd third walnut and peanuts showed up. Still has that butter flavor, and it’s smoking very lovely. Mouth is becoming dry with each puff and I am having to drink my water that I am pairing it with a little more. The ash would stay on for about an inch, and then fall into my lap….which was unpleasant ha.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“Strength starts to ramp up a little bit by the second third, bringing the cigar to a true medium profile. Flavors shift just a little bit with some herbal notes starting to show up on the finish, and the nutty and baking spice flavors that were so bold in the first third taking a little bit of a backseat. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
“I let this cigar rest for about five minutes and did not have to relight it! The cigar has remained firm with a good draw! There is a bittersweet taste emerging but not biting bitter. The pepper nodes are dominating at this point. The rich savory taste is still present! Solid ashes are still there! This is a smokey cigar as well! ” –Kevin S. (KBS1153)
“Entering the final third I am beginning to see a drop in the pepper spice, and a bit of bittersweet chocolate coming into play. Along with the drop in pepper on the palate, there is a lessening of the pepper blast through the nose which I am welcoming with open arms! The chocolate also has a bit of a nutty, maybe almond, aftertaste which is quite surprising. I am starting to think that this is a cigar that could greatly benefit from some extended months in the humidor. ” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“The draw on this cigar was spot on…slight resistance and plenty of air which resulted in plenty of smoke…not a bit to complain about here!” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“If you like a cigar that burns slowly and razor sharp then this is the cigar for you! If only every cigar could burn like this.” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“This is one of those cigars that you look at and say to yourself isn’t that an awesome looking cigar from the cap to the foot! ” –Kevin S. (KBS1153)
Overall Strength: Medium-Strong
Overall Body/Complexity: Medium-Full
Experience Overall: 92
“This was a fantastic smoke, never had a cigar that tasted like hot buttered rolls before.” –Mickey T. (irratebass)
“This cigar was an enjoyable smoke lots of flavor with an awesome burn! ” –Kevin S. (KBS1153)
“Very much enjoyed this cigar. The tastes were refreshing and delightful. Minus the few touch-ups that were needed the cigar was a superstar. Looking forward to finding out what this one is so I can purchase more.” -Kyle (kaleehb)
“This is a cigar that I feel could benefit from an extended nap in the humidor to smooth out the edges and let the lesser, more nuanced flavors emerge. As it is, it is a good smoke, but I would hesitate to recommend it to a new smoker, and would certainly not have someone try this one for their first retrohale. Once I find out what this is, I may hunt down a few to bury in the humidor for 12 months or more…just to see what father time can do. ” –Jason H. (Jokey Smurf)
“Overall a nice cigar that I would buy and smoke again. ” –Dave W. (mdwest)
Smoking Time (in minutes): 90
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