Medina 1959 Miami Edition Corona Gorda are special. They are hand made at the Cuban Crafters Miami cigar factory by one of the world's most talented Cuban cigar roller. 1959 Miami Edition Corona Gorda cigars have that special and elegant taste that only pre-1959 Cuban cigars had. That's because they are made under the watchful eye of Manuel Medina, a legend in the history of Cuban cigars. From the dry Cuban-seed tobacco bunching to the precise blending of different tobacco leaves, this cigar yells quality and elegance. While it's beautiful to look it, it's even better to smoke.
The medium bodied smoke is filled with delightful tastes of toasted nuts, mild spices and smooth waves of butterscotch with sweet malt cream that coats your mouth and keeps you hoping it never ends. They can only be compared to the pre-Castro Cuban cigars that magically grabbed your attention at the start and kept you satisfied until the very end. The Cuban-seed Habano long-filler and binder are aged for 6 years and the super-premium Cuban-seed wrapper is aged for at least 5 years.
This combination of tobacco was blended by Manuel Medina to match the exact taste that he remembers when he first started rolling cigars in Cuba. Each Corona Gorda cigar is 6 1/2 inches long with a large ring gauge of 64. This sampler pack has 5 cigars and is hand-packed in a cedar box that is also made by hand in Miami.
1959 was a year of luxurious self-indulgence, romance and when Fidel Castro changed the course of history in Cuba. It was also when Medina started rolling cigars. He eventually became one of the most celebrated Master Rollers in Cuba. Manuel Medina played a formidable role in Cuba's cigar history. He started as a roller at the H. Upmann factory in Cuba. His talents were quickly recognized and he eventually became the factory's Master Cigar Maker, overseeing hundreds of master cigar rollers. He was then promoted and became the Master Cigar Maker in Cuba's Davidoff factory.
His talents were showcased throughout Europe, leading him to travel extensively. During one of those trips, he decided to seek freedom instead of success. Medina made Miami, Florida his new home. He is now in charge of cigar production at Cuban Crafters' Miami factory. Some of the Master Rollers who make the Medina 1959 Miami Edition cigars even worked for him in Cuba.
Medina 1959 Miami Edition re-creates the pre-Castro Cuban cigars, when Cubans were considered the best in the world. These cigars are unquestionably captivating. Each one is hand made by a decorated Cuban born roller in Miami. These Medina 1959 Miami Edition Corona Gorda Cigars are hand made by Dagoberto Gonzalez. They exemplify the talents and skills of this life-long cigar maker.
He has been rolling cigars for over 44 years and is a true Corona Gorda cigar expert. It's the size he prefers to roll, and smoke. Dagoberto arrived from Cuba a few months ago and started working at Cuban Crafters upon his arrival. Together with Medina, he continues to make cigars with magical qualities.
Posted by Kinnermon in Denver,Colorado on 7th Jun 2013
This is a true cigar lover cigar.You will be hard press to find anything nicer I love this cigar it is hands down my favorite..exceptional
Posted by Andre on 27th May 2013
this cigar was great - awesome - it performed great in every way and had a nice flavor - it burned for over an hour and a half - so this boy didn't go down quick - but its just to big - if you like the large ring gauge - this is a very nice cigar - it would have gotten 5 star if it was a 60 gauge - but it was designed to be what it is - so this cigar is looking for the right smoker
Posted by Jeff in New Mexico on 23rd May 2013
I'm in Daytona and got to try this at the store. It's great. I think this is my new favorite. Easy draw great taste even burn. I would rate it as a 90+ cigar.