This morning I smoked a Por Larrañaga Petit Corona that I had from Rob's New to Cubans Sampler that I got last year in October. I'd actually received two of them because I also got a different sampler which had some included.
The first one I tried may be a few weeks after I receive the sampler was pretty disappointing, so I dismissed it thinking this is just one of the marcas that maybe just does not agree with my palate. I also remember watching the reviews on FOH where they said these need some time down. So I gave one away to one of my buddies that was at my house one night and left the other in the bottom of my humidor to rest. Since then, I've smoked my way through quite a number of Petit Coronas including the Boli, H. Upmann, Part Shorts and decided that maybe I just don't like Habanos PCs and left it at that.
Well this morning I made myself a coffee and decided to give my last PLPC a shot since I was in the mood for a morning Cuban with coffee. I am dumbfounded with how tasty this Cigar has become in such little time. I loved it so much that I forgot to drink my coffee and nearly burned the inside of my fingers as I was nubbing. This is why I now exclusively look to Rob's expertise and insight when buying Habanos. What sucks is that my box split buddy here in town has already asked me to cool it on the small and skinnies as he is a 50+ RG aficionado almost exclusively and I see that these only come in 50 cabs...
I'm torn now on springing for a PSP box of these or the Punch Punch. First world problems at it's best! 🌎🤔
To me the problem with a great Cuban is like a good picture opportunity. If you like it, you better go ahead and take it because it probably won't be there next time. But once you take it and lock it away into your humidor, it's there for you to enjoy as you see fit.