JC Newman Perla Del Mar Corojo Cigar Review

JC Newman Perla Del Mar Corojo Toro (6x50) Box-Pressed


JC Newman's Perla Del Mar Corojo is a surprisingly mild Corojo blend with subtle flavors. The profile offers subtle notes of chocolate, orange peel, nuts, and floral. The biggest issue I had with this cigar was a cracking wrapper that plagued my experience the whole time. In the end, this is the perfect cigar for someone who is expanding their palate, or who wants to practice retrohaling.

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Reader Rating: ( 6 votes ) 80

JC Newman has been making cigars in America for 125 years! So this isn’t their first rodeo, and they’ve taken the Perla Del Mar to a whole new world of cigar smokers with the medium bodied Corojo edition. The big question is – can the Corojo blend offer a new and interesting flavor profile for a line that has been on the market for more than 100 years? The only way to find out is with a cut and a light!

  • Wrapper: Corojo
  • Binder: Nicaragua
  • Filler: Nicaragua
  • Strength: Medium
  • Price: $6.90 (price as of Jan. 2021)

I. Light Up

At the outset, this blend already deviates from a lot of other Corojo blends I’ve had. Many of them are more medium bodied with pepper. But the Perla Del Mar Corojo is more mild and smooth. Flavors here are very subtle with notes of chocolate, orange peel, and vanilla. It’s certainly a different take on a Corojo blend.

1st Third

As I get fully into the flavor profile, I’m finding one new note – nuts. The note compliments the rest of the profile. But I’m realizing that I’ll have to be careful with this one as I’m tempted to retrohale A LOT with the smooth flavor. In fact, this blend would be a good one to practice retrohaling on as it doesn’t have any pepper or spice.

2nd Third

At the middle point I’m losing the battle on retrohaling. In the second third this stick is giving off the best most balance profile yet. I haven’t gotten any transitions of flavor, but I’m enjoying the profile that I’ve gotten from light up nonetheless. I am, however, having some construction issues at this point. During the first third, the wrapper leaf cracked near the foot while I was puffing on it. Here in the second third, that cracking continues. It hasn’t seemed to hurt the experience, but I will have to keep an eye on it as I continue smoking.

Final Third

Near the end, I’m finding a very welcome floral note in the mix. It’s a nice addition that has been short lived as that cracking wrapper leaf completely unraveled. It’s a construction fail that has brought a quick end to the whole experience for me.

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