Let us dispense with the fawning adulation that this cigar has received in the cigar world and get down to business. I mean, really, the Casa Magna is basically royalty now. Heck, the other cigars in my humidor even cleared some space to give the Casa Magnas some breathing room (and I’m sure that if the Casa Magnas had been wearing their rings at the time the other cigars would have kissed the rings as well).
But, of course, that fawning adulation was earned. Just look at these cigars; perfectly constructed, glistening with oils, beautiful wrappers. For this post I’m going to review two different vitolas: the Pikito (petite corona) and the Robusto.
And thanks to Cigars Direct for providing the cigars for this review.
Length: 4 ¾″
Ring Gauge: 42
Price: $30/5 Pack
Rich flavors (and a ton of smoke) hit you right off the bat. Muddied cocoa, leather and some other deep flavors. Really complex, somewhat powerful (lower end of the full bodied scale really) and refined.
Both the draw and the burn are doing very well on this cigar at the halfway point. As a side note: I like trying these thinner cigars because that way you get more of the flavor from the wrapper.
This Casa Magna Colorado cigar does evolve throughout. The biggest evolution is with spice. For about the first third there really wasn’t any spice. After that the spice has continuously grown and has made this a much more enjoyable cigar.
It looks and feels just as good as the Pikito, just bigger.
Length: 5 ½″
Ring Gauge: 52
Price: $44.95/5 Pack
Starts out with a punch of spice with lots of smoke. Spice remains a strong presence during the first third; it’s like allspice or something like that. Nuts and hay (not burnt). The draw is great and the burn is good during this third.
The second third progresses nicely. Spice has moderated a great deal leaving nuttiness, a floral sweetness that takes on a more primary role and a dry woodiness. Very good on the complexity.
Flavors are excellent with this cigar. After the first third the strength settles down and the flavors really come out. Would still label it as a full bodied cigar though. Very interesting cigar at that.
PS: As it turns out, I did a review of the Casa Magna Robusto a while back and nothing has changed.
PPS: It was interesting to see the differences in these two cigars. They are the same brand but the flavors are different. Goes to show that the vitola does matter.