Cohiba Siglo IV
Happy December! It’s hard to believe that 2017 is coming to a close. However, with ends there are also beginnings, and although 2017 wasn’t a bad year for me, there may be plenty of others who can’t wait for 2018 to begin. With the winter season moving in, the opportunity for cigar smoking is quickly fading until spring. Not to say I don’t smoke cigars in the winter. On the contrary, I still manage to brave the cold for an occasional stogie. Truth be told, I prefer smoking a pipe in the wintertime over cigar smoking. There is something ‘inner warming’ about smoking a pipe in the snow that offers me personal comfort and joy.
Anyway, I managed to get in a review of the Cohiba Siglo IV during one of the warmer transitional days this past week. Becoming commercially available in 1994, the Habanos Cohiba Siglo range is one of the most popular lines in the Habanos S.A. portfolio. The current Siglo lineup consist of the following six sizes:
Siglo I – 40 x 4
Siglo II – 42 x 5.1
Siglo III – 42 x 6.1
Siglo IV – 46 x 5.6
Siglo V – 43 x 6.7
Siglo VI – 52 x 5.9
For more information on the Cohiba brand please visit the Habanos S.A. website at http://www.habanos.com/en/?age-verified=eb6ac93e0a or the Cuban Cigar Website at https://www.cubancigarwebsite.com/brand/cohiba
On to the review….
Cohiba Siglo IV Attributes
Size: Corona Gorda
Ring Gauge: 46
Price: $23.50 USD
Pre-light Inspection: This gorgeous looking cigar sports a golden tan, silky wrapper that is smooth to the touch with few visible veins. The solid roll showed a jam-packed foot with no soft spots detected on the pinch. Cigar head had a perfectly crafted triple seam cap. No obvious pre-light aroma, however, the tight cold draw produced notes of chili pepper spice and a rich creamy sweetness.
Tasting Notes and Performance: This cigar can essentially be summed up as rich, creamy, and smooth. Sweet notes of vanilla, yeasty bread, chocolate, nougat, cedar, leather and spice are detected throughout the smoking experience. Burn was a touch wavy and did require a few touch-ups throughout, however, no relights were needed. Draw was on the firm side, but the cigar still produced a wonderful thick white smoke categorizing the cigar as medium bodied. The finish of the cigar did show a little harshness with tarry notes easily found on the palate but time and aging should easily mellow out these issues.
Overall Impressions: This is absolutely everything I want and expect in a quality cigar. A glorious smoking experience and although on the pricey side for most aficionados, in my opinion it’s well worth it. If you are able to purchase a box (or two) of these do so. I highly recommend them and am confident you will not be disappointed in your investment. I understand there is a lot of disagreement about whether Cuban cigars are truly the best in the world, but let me be the first to make a stance in saying if Cuba continues to turn out quality sticks like the Cohiba Siglo IV, they will forever remain the king of the quickly expanding cigar scene. My verdict, buy them up if you can!