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Casdagli Cigars Club Mareva Especial Corona Grande
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: metalhead y cigarguy

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Welcome to another Member sponsored Geek Critique generously sponsored by our member Adwinistrator (Ryan).  This was done as a blind review so there were no pre-concieved notions about what anyone was smoking.  The cigar provided for this round is the">Casdagli Cigars Club Mareva Especial Corona Grande.

In 2014 to celebrate the partnership with Cigar Club Mareva, home of the Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC), Casdagli Cigars launched the Club Mareva Line. Based in a 1500s Venetian building in the heart of the historic city of Split, Croatia, the Cigar Club Mareva is the labor of love of its founder Marko Bilic who designed the interior and hosts cigar smokers there from around the world. Mareva Especial was launched to celebrate the 2016 Cigar Smoking World Championship (CSWC) finals held at Cigar Club Mareva. All the leaves have been sourced by Hendrik Kelner Jr and aged between 3 to 5 years in the Kelner Boutique Factory (KBF) prior to blending and rolling. The chosen blend was selected by the Founder and President of Cigar Club Mareva Marko Bilic on his visit to the Dominican Republic in January 2016.

Casdagli Cigars Club Mareva Especial Corona Grande

Casdagli Cigars
Club Mareva Especial Corona Grande
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Colorado Maduro
Corona Grande
Average Member Rating:
4 star rating based on 1 Review(s) (1 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Coffee - Starbucks Sumatra

Pre-Light: 9 Points of 10 Possible

This cigar features a pig tail cap and a shaggy foot. The wrapper was oily with minor veining, and no soft spots were detected.  The foot of the cigar had a slight aroma of hay, and the cap cut well with my V-cutter.

Lighting and Burn: 12 Points of 15 Possible

I used my triple torch lighter, and the cigar lit well.  
The burn started off a bit wavy, so a minor touch up was needed.  Most likely due to the shaggy foot and how the cigar was lit.  The burn was even throughout the remainder of the smoke. The burn was slow as I smoked this cigar for approximately 80 minutes. The grey/white ash held for an inch at a time before each ashing. The cigar produced a large volume of white smoke as well.  

Construction: 27 Points of 30 Possible

This cigar was constructed very well. As noted earlier there were no soft spots, and the pack was even. The draw was restricted initially due to the shaggy foot, but after the first few draws it opened up and was smooth/even throughout the smoke. The pig tail cap was well constructed, and it cut without issue.

Flavor and Aroma: 40 Points of 45 Possible

First Third:  The first couple draws were of wood followed by some leather. As the cigar progressed there were notes of spice. The spice took over as the dominate flavor and the wood and leather remained in the background.  
Second Third:  As the cigar entered the second third the spice subsided a little giving more room for the leather notes to come to the forefront. The woodsy notes were faint, and notes of earth came in on the finish. Prominent flavor was leather.

Final Third:  As the cigar progressed the spice picked back up.  The leather and wood notes remained as well.  The remainder of the cigar kept the spice up front, and the wood and leather stayed in the background.


This cigar had a nice presentation and was well constructed with a flavor profile that had nice transitions. It's a nice medium bodied cigar that paired well with my coffee and made for a great afternoon smoke. This was a very enjoyable cigar and I definitely recommend this one.  

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