Wailbait Posted April 8, 2019 Share Posted April 8, 2019 I love review weekends because they often compel me to look in the stash and grab something that I might not normally think about. On this particular weekend it compelled to grab EXACTLY what I was thinking about. There ha been a lot of fervor for the new Quai releases - it really is a primer on how to rebrand - but sadly I haven’t made my way to trying all that many yet. I had a single 54 and I thought it was good. And I had a Capitolio and thought “well maybe it’ll be fine after a 5 year nap.” But I do quite like the Quai Corona. I love the blend and I love the size. Pre light. Great construction. Great weight. Lovely sheen on the wrapper. Quai Coronas tend to be very consistent. All my other boxes that I have had have a great Claro wrapper. For whatever reason, this box is darker. Not maduro, but closer in shade to a RASS wrapper. First half. I’m lucky that this wasn’t my first Quai. I’ve had great luck on the construction of these and have found 14-15 to be a kind of golden period for a lot of cigars. This one just... wasn’t. Started well, but flavors were jumbled. Construction was meh. And it did this thing like sucking on a straw that had a hole in the side. Air. Second half. A certain amount of construction availed itself. It was “ashier” than any other Quai that I have had. None of the gingerbread that I have come to look forward to. Fortunately the burn was better which made the experience better. Summing up. I love these Quai Coronas. This one wasn’t typical of my normal experience with them. I think my box of 14 have been generally super and I have had a couple from this 15 box that were also good. I’d give this stick an 81-82. Looking forward to revisiting next year. Also curious to see how the new Quai Coronas are. They sure look pretty in photos. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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