Cigar Review: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Cigar Review: MBombay Corojo Oscuro

Bombay Tobak
Country: Costa Rica
Wrapper: Ecuador (Corojo Oscuro)
Binder: Ecuador
Filler: Peru, Ecuador & Dominican Republic
Size: 5 1/2 x 50
Strength: medium-full to full
Price: $11.95

Overall Rating: 9.2

MBombay has been a very highly rated cigar brand here at Toasted Foot, with the KeSara Pyramid being our No. 4 Cigar of 2014 and the Mora Toro being our No. 3 Cigar of 2015. It seems that Mel Shah’s Bombay Tobak has found the key to making high quality complex cigars. With the MBombay Corojo Oscuro Perfecto the company has once again managed to release a complex cigar that is sure to please fans of previous MBombay releases.

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Pre-Light: Like most MBombay cigars, the Corojo Perfecto is a great looking cigar. I’m glad to see this cigar features the big Persian Rug style band. The Ecuadorian Corojo Oscuro is a dark brown with a reddish tinge to it that is reminiscent of cherry wood, and makes me think of very high end furniture. There is a good deal of oil to the wrapper of the MBombay Corojo Perfecto.

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There is an earth, leather and oak aroma to the cigar’s Corojo Oscuro wrapper. From the small opening at the foot of the cigar there are scents of earth, oak and sweet cocoa. A surprisingly easy pre-light draw, especially for a perfecto, allows through a mix of cedar, leather, cherry and mild cocoa flavors.

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Burn: The MBombay Corojo Perfecto is a mostly even burning cigar. The ash clings quite nicely to the end of foot of the cigar. A perfect draw allows through a good deal of smoke.

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Flavor: The MBombay Corojo Oscuro starts off with a mix of cedar and floral notes that are soon joined by coffee, leather and hints of pepper. On the retrohale there is a pleasing mix of pepper, cedar and dark cherry notes. As the cigar burns into the second third there is a cocoa flavor that has begun to creep in behind the cedar and floral notes. The second third of the cigar is a mix of coffee, cedar, leather, dark cherries and mild cocoa and pepper. Pepper dominates the retrohale during the second half of the MBombay Corojo Oscuro Perfecto. During the transition to the final third of the cigar, flavors of cedar and oak come to the forefront of the flavor profile. In the background during the last third of the Corojo Oscuro there is a mix of cocoa and coffee notes.

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Overall: MBombay has been a consistently high scoring brand here at Toasted Foot, and has earned a place in our Top Ten Cigar in both 2014 and 2015. The MBombay Corojo Perfecto is more of the same good stuff we’ve been seeing from Mel Shah’s boutique cigar company. A complex medium-full to full bodied cigar with cherry, cedar, coffee, leather and floral notes, the Corojo Oscuro is a cigar with a lot to offer fans of previous MBombay cigars. The strength of this cigar can creep up on you a bit during the second half of the cigar, making this a good cigar for the seasoned cigar enthusiast. Personally, I really enjoyed the MBombay Corojo Oscuro Perfecto, and will be making the cigar a regular part of my rotation.

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Pairing: The MBombay Corojo Oscuro pairs very well with the Highland single malt such at the Balvenie 17 DoubleWood, Dalmore 18 or Dalmore Cigar Malt. This is also a great  cigar to pair with bourbon.

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Reviewed by Jonathan David (@JonDavid1210)

Cigar for this review were provide by Bombay Tobak/MBombay Cigars who is an advertiser on this site. Though the generosity is appreciated, it does not effect the overall rating of this cigar. At Toasted Foot LLC we remain committed to providing impartial cigar and product reviews.