Review: D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda

One of the cigar companies that made a big impact for us last year was D’Crossier. When Santana Diaz started talking about a new line and new packaging we were very excited to talk with him at the IPCPR 2015 in New Orleans.

An important thing to note is that the D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Lancero is a different blend and is packaged in boxes.

The new line is packaged in what looks like an oversized peanut jar with a sealed tab style lid. You can hear Santana talk about the packaging in details in our interview below.

The D’Crossier Selection No. 512 line is available in a wide variety of 6 vitolas. The Coloniales (5-1/8x44), Corona Gorda (5-1/2x46), Hermosos (5-7/8x48), Magnificos (5-7/8x52), Campana (6x54) and the Geniales (6-1/2x54).

 

Check out our interview with Santana:

 

Vitola: Corona Gorda

Size: 5-1/2” x 46 Ring Gauge

Wrapper: Ecuadorian Habano

Binder: Costa Rican Sumatra

Filler: Costa Rican, Dominican

Cigars Smoked for this Review: One each

Price Point: $6.20 MSRP

Cigar Purchased: Manufacturer’s sample

Quick Note: For this review we used Logan’s rating system. You can view it in detail here.

 

“The D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda is a fantastic cigar, and when you factor in the approachable price point it’s going to have a wide appeal.”

 

 

 

Check out my video review here:

 

Surgeon’s Rating: 89 AKA “A 5-Pack”

The nose on the D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda is chocolate, cedar with cinnamon and other spices in the foot.

The first third starts with chocolate, spices and rich, complex, medium plus spices on the retrohale. The first third settles in with lots of spice, pepper and chocolate all balanced against each other. The spice intensity on the retrohale backs off to a medium at this point as well.

Some hints of citrus as the Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda moves towards the middle third. There’s also a rich smoky barbeque that adds another layer of complexity as well.

 

 

The middle third still has a light plus chocolate, cedar, with light plus spices and sweet citrus carrying through here. The pepper from the first third has dropped in strength to light levels.

The spices pick up in strength to a medium minus as the middle third winds down.

In the last third more of the same profile but with the addition of some sweet vegetal notes at a light plus strength level.

Total smoking time was a leisurely 2 hours and 6 minutes.

The D’Crossier Selection No. 512 Corona Gorda is a fantastic cigar, and when you factor in the approachable price point it’s going to have a wide appeal.

 

Surgeon’s Pairing Recommendation:

Due to the wide range of flavors in this cigar you’re going to have success pairing with a variety of beverages. Red wine, scotch, bourbon, spiced rum, and a variety of soda pop should pair nicely here.

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Comment by Ky70 on November 24, 2015 at 9:11am

Nice review!  I love this blend in the hemosos size.  At under $6 a stick, this is at the top of bang for your buck list for 2015

Comment by Charlie on November 24, 2015 at 10:38am

One I really need to try! I don't think I've heard one negative thing about this blend....great review John!


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Comment by RobbyRas on November 24, 2015 at 10:51am

Charlie -  I have a strong feeling that you will have one of these in about 2-3 days

Comment by Charlie on November 24, 2015 at 10:53am

Oh NICE! Good looking out! Been on my "to buy" list but don't want to buy a 5 pack if I'm not into them...the Fed shop didn't have singles for sale.


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Comment by RobbyRas on November 24, 2015 at 10:56am

I had no idea you wanted one... at least I know I got one stick right!

Comment by Ky70 on November 24, 2015 at 10:58am

Thank you Rob!!! Charlie's been "needing to try these" for months.  I was about ready to drive to Portland to give him a single.

Comment by Charlie on November 24, 2015 at 11:01am

LOL I'm sure you got more than one right! I know right Ky! HAHAHA let me know if you head to Portland ;-)


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Comment by RobbyRas on November 24, 2015 at 11:12am

so, somewhere in the recesses of my useless mind I must have known that Charlie needed this cigar... 

Comment by Charlie on November 24, 2015 at 11:14am

Yea...useless minds think alike ;-)


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Comment by Jason Meyers on November 24, 2015 at 11:15am

Great review! This and the Warped La Hacienda are keeping me and my bank account very happy. This cigar is not similar in flavor profile at all to the Warped, but they are two of my favorite value priced cigars right now. 

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