Always enjoyed Cohiba cigars and if were up to me, my humidor would be full of em! If anything I try a lot of different cigars in order to try to replicate the Cohiba experience at a discount. Anyhow, give it a clip and unfortunately it's a little tight. Couple pokes with the Perfecdraw and the draw is okay still not great.
1 - Immediately rewarded with a nice smooth soft smoke texture that begs to be retro-ed. Flavors initially are hints of lemongrass with a cocoa bready overtone. As I get through the first 3rd, the lemongrass intensifies and takes over. Then towards the end, the lemon and cocoa bread alternate until the 3rd is over. Great start to the cigar!
2 - Starts off with a lemon pastry note that continues for a bit. Starting to puff a little fast and have had to deal with a few relights so the cigar is getting a little muddled and dirty. I purge and the lemon cake is back before going to a generic lemon tobacco note. Smoke is still really smooth and I'm retroing all of it! Draw and burn has taken a step back and it's uneven and I'm relighting a bunch now which is a shame.
3 - Last third had a bunch of relights and purges as the cigar has gotten real dirty. Occasionally after a purge - I get that lemon tobacco note back which is great.
Overall - 7/10 - Sure it ended on a mediocre note, but the first half was good enough that it scratches that itch if I want a good cigar! I have had corona gordas that have been as good as a siglo IV, but those are outliers, while these are consistently great! Trust me, I'd prefer to like the JL1 or Punch Punch better...but no that's not going to happen. If I was rolling in the dough these IV's would be the only corona gordas I'd smoke!