I've smoked both of the DE FSG's. I can't say with certainty that it was 100% because of the FSG Corojo, but the blend was kind of flat for me, and had a lot of sourness to it. It was an okay cigar, but not something I'd seek out.
The LE on the other hand was good at first, but the second one I smoked a few months ago was Liga-level. REALLY good. This one used both the Corojo from the regular blend and the Criollo, which apparently had much lower yeilds, hence the LE.
I'm definitely interested in trying the new Casa Fernandez made FSG... I might pick a couple up this week.
Thanks for the info. It looks like maybe I'll pick up an LE or two and maybe a couple of the 20th Anniversary FSG sticks to try.
I just picked up a FSG Variety Pack Sampler from Corona. It has one each of DE, DE LE, Corona 20th, Davidoff 20th, FSG tabaquito and Intensa FSG. That should answer any questions I have about the leave, I suppose.
It looks like that might be the consensus on the DE FSG sticks. Maybe time will help them. We'll see.
Thanks for the feedback, Sam. It'll be interesting to see how the consistency of the LE holds up as you move through that box. I have one from the sampler, but I was going to wait at least a couple of months before I tried it. Now I'm not sure if I should wait or not.
The FSG Toro had a distinctive flavor that was brighter than usual. Surgeon suggested orange or grapefruit and I have to concur that it is reminiscent of the sourness from grapefruit. It's not something I would grab every day, but it is worth trying and I think that with the proper pairing it could be very enjoyable.
I actually enjoyed the sourness. It brightened up the taste. I did notice that my mouth became dry while smoking, but I'm not sure this wasn't from the Imperial Coffee Stout that I cracked open a little ways into the cigar. I wonder how it would pair with an Arnold Palmer.
See if you can get your hands on the FSG Tabaquito and smoke it. The details are a little scarce on this blend but I believe this may be an FSG purito. Corona has them for $8, which seems a little high for what they are, but it really let me taste what FSG brings to the party.