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:
Check out my video review here:
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.
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.