The wrapper of this Cubanacan Soneros Habano Claro is a light brown, with minimal veins, clean seams and a fair amount of fine toothiness. The length of the cigar feels perfectly rolled and the overall construction looks great. That's honestly all I know to start this cigar, so I'm ready to get to the good part.
Soneros Habano Claro by Cubanacan
Size: 5.5 x 60
Cigars Smoked for this Review: One
Price Point: $8.75
Cigar Purchased: Samples
Quick Note: For this review I used the CF rating system. You can view it in detail here.
The aroma off the wrapper is pleasantly strong. The prominent scent is a crisp tobacco and hay note with an apple-like sweetness to it. There is also an aromatic, sweet cedar note, which combines with the previous notes to create a wonderful bouquet. The cold draw confirms these aromas, with a subtle dried apple flavor, hay and cedar notes. There is also a bit of white pepper spice present, which is making a great flavor combo with the fruit sweetness.
The first few puffs of the Sonorous Habano Claro are very smooth and have a sweet hay flavor. But after that the spice really picks up. I can detect some of the sweet, dried fruit notes on the finish, but the white pepper spice is really dominating this third. The sweetness all but disappears by the end of this third and the main profile is a mildly spicy hay & tobacco note. The burn was somewhat wavy, but never needed any corrections. There was quite a bit of smoke too, and the ash was firm.
The second third continues many of the profile properties from the first. There are still some hay and white pepper notes, but now there is a toasty, nuttiness that has become the main profile note. The finish is on the dry side and tastes of dry wood. All very pleasant tasting. Hiding in all this, and making occasional appearances on the tongue, is a fruit note. This time it is more of a tropical fruit, as opposed to the apple note from the beginning.
The ending of this Sonorous Habano Claro brings in a thick, woody creaminess. The finish is still dry, with a very mild amount of white pepper spice. It’s the creaminess in this third that really shines though. There is a nice even burn, that leaves a well-formed and firm ash. It also produces a nice, thick white stream of smoke. Lovely.
Final thoughts? This is a very solid cigar. Great construction and complex medium strength/body, kept me interested the whole time. I smoked this cigar in the morning, which I think it worked just fine for, but it would probably be even better for an afternoon cigar.
Rating: 90 AKA “Box Split"