Updated: Oct 23, 2020
This is one of those situations where the history takes a toll on your mind. The Cohiba Siglio IV is an iconic cigar. 100% Cuban Habano which I have never had the pleasure of trying until now. I was excited to just have one in my possession. Imagine what it felt like to actually sit down and review it.
Shape: Corona Gorda
Length: 143 mm (5.63 inches)
Pricing: (Box of 20) - $460.00
(per stick) - $23.00
It was a site to lay eyes on. Beautiful Cuban wrapper with the iconic Cohiba band. I felt like I was getting ready to take part in history. I was already over joyed to be sitting down getting ready to light this cigar up. This was a different feeling since it almost gave you that "I shouldn't even have this thought." If I had to put it into words it would be the same as getting served at a bar under aged.
I spent a good amount of time just looking at this cigar. The construction was great, the wrapper was beautiful, the band was iconic. The aroma from smelling the cigar screamed clean Cuban grown tobacco. I made my cut and took a cold draw. The high-quality tobacco flavor along with cedar and tea filled my mouth. I was ready to toast and enjoy.
Lighting, Draw, and Burn:
This cigar seemed a little dry when lighting. Although it was at a perfect 65% humidity according to my humi-meter. This wasn't a big issue, but figured I would note it. After it got going it was great, stayed lit, and had an amazing ash. The draw was flawless. Not to tight, not to loose, absolute perfection. This burned like a dream, good aroma, and stayed very even.
This cigar stays true the entire way. What you get is a high-quality Habano taste with consistent flavor. From beginning to end I was able to savor the cedar, tea, and clean tobacco flavors. I also tasted notes of woodiness and grass. In my opinion the notes were not the tobacco. The smoke and aroma from this cigar are very strong and distinctive. I believe the smell of woods and grass gave me the impression during my flavor review. Either way this is one Cuban that is all quality that needs ot be enjoyed slowly.
I gave this cigar the attention it deserves. They do not come rested so do not rush this. Mine was in the humidor for two months before reviewing it. My cut was made with a Colibri 1928 v-cutter. The lighter of choice was a brass classic Zippo with a duel butane flame insert.
I thoroughly enjoyed this cigar. The Cuban heritage shined through. I actually feel fortunate that I was able to review one of these. They do come with a price tag that is on the heavier side but I can say without a doubt it is worth it. This will not be my last Siglio IV.