I don’t have much information on this cigar yet, the little I found on the web contradicts what I was told by the company rep so I’ll be putting the information up when I get it. What I do know is the the JFR is “Just For Retailers” and was originally blended by Pepin Garcia and is produced by Tabacalera Tropical.
The cigar has an unfinished look with a curly top and the wrapper folded over on the foot and is marketed as a bargain cigar. A box of 50 of the corona gordas goes for $135 at my local shop, working out to be just under $3 a cigar. It is well constructed, firm with no soft spots and a smooth draw. The wrapper has a faint floral hint to my untrained nose and the filler hints at peppercorns. The JFR starts with the black peppercorns and a subtle papery flavor that gets moves to an oak wine-barrel flavor as it progresses. I picked up a sweet aroma in the smoke making me think of clove, and vanilla. The cigar did get a bit harsh near the end and the ash was loose but at the price I can tolerate these flaws. A fantastic cigar for the prince range, unfortunately you won’t find it online. Rating 7 out of 10.
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