|Factory Fresh Wynwood|
The Wynwood Factory Fresh is a Honduran puro, but more importantly a Corojo puro. The smokes are all rolled in Miami, Florida at Tabacaleras Unidas, and it is this factory that produces Asylum, CLE and the other Wynwood smoke. The Factory Fresh smokes are packaged in boxes that were painted by local artists, and showcase a variety of illustration The cigars for this particular review came from an awesome box. (photo below.) The Corona Gorda is your standard corona gorda, and measures 5.5" with a 46 ring gauge. The cigar had a lovely aroma at the foot, and it showed some earthy and spicy aromas with bits of cedar and fruit notes. The construction of the cigar was identical to when I picked these up 45 days ago, and it showcased a toothy wrapper with some lovely light Colorado coloring. There were some veins to touch, and it was silky in texture.
When I enter into the second third of the cigar there is a surge of flavors, and I am beginning to pick up some rich earthy and fruity notes. There is a lovely stone fruit flavor happening, and it is accompanied by some great berry notes. I am getting some cocoa powder flavors with that, and it is topped off with those dry leather, hay and toast notes from before. Overall this second third has been incredible, and it is in this third that I have seen a huge change in the cigar from before. The construction is still top notch, showing that razor sharp burn line, and the ash is still that charcoal color and holding on to the cigar firmly. The strength is a little over medium body in this third, close to medium full, and I am loving this smoke now.
The cigar has really gotten better in just 45 days, and I think it is going to be even better in another 45 days. There were a few days in between this that I smoked the cigar and picked up some greenness to it, but that has disappeared. The cigar is becoming more rich and earthy in its flavors as it matures, but it is also keeping those lovely summery dry flavors. I have to say the construction on these cigars is top notch, and it is really a great example of an aweomse Honduran puro. I am typically not a huge Honduran tobacco guy, but when you have great tobacco you have a great cigar. I originally gave this cigar an 89, and I would safely give this cigar a solid 91 right now. I still believe that with a little more rest this cigar will reach 93-94, and I believe with some aging we can see an incredible cigar, potentially above 95. This is turning out to be an awesome project by Wynwood, and I am on board with where they are going.