While Christian is heavily involved in three companies/brands, I have talked about the Wynwood, I am going to talk about his direct company today. With the construction of CLE Cigar Company, Christian kept it simple and abbreviated his name for the brand name. This Honduran based company utilizes predominantly Honduran tobacco, and currently has three lines. I am sure all the blends are different for the different wrapper offerings, and that is why I say three lines. For this review I am choosing the Corojo line, and that is because when I think of the Eiroa Family I think of Honduran Corojo tobacco. They were the first ones outside of Cuba to use the seed, and made it what it is today.
Lighting up the cigar there is a lovely amount of citrus and fruit flavors to begin with and it has a nice dry flavor profile with that. There are some wood, leather and hay notes showing up also, and then there is that earthy, coffee and cocoa flavor profile. It really shows a great Honduran puro flavor profile, but has some more richness to that. In terms of construction their is a great burn line to the cigar, and it is producing a nice dark gray ash that is holding on to the cigar firmly. I am getting a great amount of smoke with each draw, and there are some decent rings being produced. In terms of strength I would say the cigar is at a solid medium body level, and I was actually expecting it to be stronger. Overall the cigar has a beautiful start and I am very pleased with the smoke.
In the final third of the cigar the flavor profile really has an amazing finish, and it is a smoke that makes you wish there was just a little bit more. The cream and citrus flavors are really enjoyable, and they are pairing with some great hay, wood and leather notes. The rich flavors of cocoa and coffee are still present and they are offering a lovely finish to the smoke. The strength of the cigar is remaining at that medium body level in the final third and it has been consistently this way throughout. The burn line became a little wavy in this final third, but it is still producing an ash that holds on to the cigar firmly and shows a nice gray coloring. The finish to the cigar is cool and enjoyable, and I am getting a nice creamy and wood finish.